January 8th 1537 - Arrival of the Parisian Companions in Venice
While Ignatius after the completion of his studies had travelled to his Basque homeland, his companions met in Paris still twice, in the next and the year after the next in Montmartre to make or renew their vows.
On November 15th 1536 they left Paris and took their way over Lorraine, Alsace, Basel, Constance and Feldkirch. They crossed the snow-covered Tyrolian Alps and arrived on January 8th 1537 safe and sound at Venice. The journey had taken 54 days.
In Venice they were expected by Ignatius and lovingly welcomed. In two hospitals of the city they devoted themselves to nursing.