Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia is a national community of women and men formed in Ignatian Spirituality working in a variety of geographic locations and online.
We give the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola and accompany individuals and groups through spiritual conversation and spiritual direction. We offer retreats, ministry supervision and Ignatian formation for leadership and mission. Our facilities are available for day programs, residential retreats and hospitality.

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1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636)

This number will be answered between 9am and 12noon on weekdays during Sydney’s lockdown period. To contact us outside these hours, please email and we will respond promptly.

Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia invites you to Erromeria – an online festive pilgrimage to celebrate the Ignatian Year.
The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola are the bedrock of Ignatian Spirituality

The origin of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola are found in Ignatius’ own personal experience of conversion and prayer. He kept a journal where he recorded his particular spiritual experiences that he felt could be of benefit to others.

Through a process of reflection, Ignatius produced a manual of considerations, meditations, contemplations and notes to help others advance their spiritual life and deepen their relationship with God. Within a short period of time the Spiritual Exercises became renown for their transformative effect on those who received them.

The Spiritual Exercises invite us to contemplate the life and mission of Jesus and deepen this experience through accompanying Him in his life, pain and resurrected joy – as we experience in our own lives.

Contact us to find out how the Spiritual Exercises can be adapted for you or your group.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for the Full Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life for 2021ENQUIRE NOW

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Contact us now to find out how our mobile team of spiritual directors can come to you.

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We have two venues with full residential facilities in Pymble, Sydney and Sevenhill South Australia.

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What's On

  • All
  • Being with God in Nature
  • Campion VIC
  • Canisius NSW
  • Contemplative Arts
  • Eight Day Retreats
  • Faber QLD
  • Field Hospital Spiritual Exercises
  • First Spiritual Exercises
  • Full Spiritual Exercises
  • Lenten
  • Online
  • Season of Creation
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
  • Weekend Retreat
Jan 14, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Apr 30, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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May 27, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Jul 29, 2022
Sevenhill – SA, College Road
Sevenhill, SA
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Aug 26, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Oct 29, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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A deepening of my spiritual life beyond measure

From the First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) training team, Anita Davine, reflects on the FSE ministry and her joy filled experience training a new group of FSE Givers. As I ponder the fruits and graces of the FSE […]

From a lady’s man to being Our Lady’s man

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What do you want from me God?

On the cusp of a significant spiritual insight.’ Laetitia Puthenpadath reflects on Ignatius’ transformative experience at the foot of the black Madonna in Monserrat. ‘He was like a roughly hewn and ill-shaped piece of marble […]

Two Standards – Do we protect or pollute our oceans?

This is a brief reflection of the blessed time we recently enjoyed as a family, sailing among some of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.  The islands visited included South Mole, Lindeman, Shaw, Goldsmith, Thomas, Whitsunday, and […]

‘The Way’ to Jesus – a ceramic story

Two beautiful ceramic sculptures of Ignatius with Mary – as a young boy and at Monserrat. Read what inspired Margaret Strobl, Giver of the First Spiritual Exercises, and sculptural ceramicist, to create these pieces. I’ve […]


Ignatius arrived by stretcher at his family home in Azpeitia, Loyola, a broken man, physically and in every other way – a casualty of war, with a totally shattered leg, a man stopped in his tracks, […]

Ignatius – The Pilgrim

Wisdom says that only in fire You will find the Beloved. Do not make a home In the certainty of words Instead, leap into the fire Until you are burnt in the fire, You haven’t […]


Margaret Strobl reflects on Ignatius’ ongoing awakening of love and devotion to Mary and the shrine of Mary at Aranzazu.  This month finds our pilgrimage, under Mary’s guidance, at Loyola, Ignatius’ home. One can’t help […]

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