Memories of São Roque – Lisbon at the time of Saint Ignatius
Born in 1491 and died in 1556, St. Ignatius of Loyola is an unavoidable figure in the history of the Catholic Church. In 1534, the year in which he founded the Society of Jesus, Lisbon was a cosmopolitan and flamboyant city, where people and goods flocked from different parts of the world. It was in Portugal that the first Jesuit province in the world was constituted, and it was in Lisbon, where S. Inácio sent Simão Rodrigues and S. Francisco Xavier, that the Company received its first house effectively in the world, the Colégio de Santo Antão- the old man. During this afternoon we will tour some of the spaces associated with the memory of sixteenth-century Lisbon that the first Jesuits found.
Meeting point: Museum of São Roque
Free participation by appointment. Max. 15 participants.
Participation by complying with the standards required by the Directorate-General for Health
Public Service and Cultural Development
SCML Culture Directorate
Phone: 21 324 08 69/87/89