Camino Ignaciano

2021/22 will see a worldwide commemoration of the famous pilgrimage of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The documentary, titled „Camino Ignaciano”, recalls the journey of the founder of the Jesuit order from Loyola to Manresa. It is planned to be screened at the 500th anniversary celebrations of the renowned event worldwide.

Topic of the film

The 90 minutes documentary, filmed at historic sites in Spain, will present how a pilgrimage may become a spiritual journey. In the film a Jesuit guide will accompany the spiritual exercise of four pilgrims. They will be walking the way Saint Ignatius set foot on 500 years ago from Loyola to Manresa, and at the same time will guide the viewers on their inner journey.


Following the still less known route of Camino Ignaciano in Spain, the viewers may become acquainted with the spiritual and visual beauty of the pilgrimage and also become familiar with the Saint Ignatian spirituality, under the motto „Everything to the greater glory of God”.

Spiritual guide

José Luis Iriberri SJ (Barcelona),  master in counselling, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona. Founder and director of Camino Ignaciano, co-author of books on the route. He guides pilgrim groups several times a year on Camino Ignaciano.

His statement to the film below:

Creative director

Lajos Kovács SJ (Budapest), doctor of communication sciences, professor at Corvinus University  of Budapest. He has worked as a television director and a cameraman.

Director of the film

Ferenc Tolvaly (Budapest/Munich/Sitges), the director of El Camino and other pilgrim movies.


Hungarian, Spanish, Belgian and German pilgrims (chosen from more than a hundred applicants from ten countries).

Adrienne (31), Dresden, Balázs (33), Budapest
Andrea (52), Barcelona, James (45), Liege
Participants’ testimony why they want to join the shooting

2020.05.03-31, 2020 .07.30-31


2021, spring, the opening of the Jubilee Year of Saint Ignatius


The Hungarian Jesuit province provides professional counselling for the project. The script was approved by the leadership of the Hungarian province and by father Iriberri. 

Global marketing/screening wordwide

Promotion is expected by the Jesuit community and by the Catholic media worldwide. The film is expected to be presented wherever the Jesuit order is present.

Target audience

„Who have always believed in God, who believe in God, but not in religion, who  rejected, or are returning to God, who are on the path of discovery and who are uncertain.” (James Martin SJ)

Total budget

165-175 thousand EUR


The Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus (initial financing)

Hungarian National Film Fund

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Frissítve: 2019. október 02.