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.



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 come to you – Ignatian Spirituality for your group or community

Retreats and spiritual direction, experience and training in Ignatian discernment and spiritual conversation.

Teams of Ignatian Spiritual Directors and Retreat Givers are available to visit your group or community. Contact us to discuss your desires and don’t let cost be an off-putting factor in your decision, we can meet you where you are.

Host your meeting, retreat, or event with us

Our residential centre in Pymble, only 40mins north of Sydney’s CBD, offers ideal retreat and meeting spaces for up to 40 people residentially and 120 people for day programs in five acres of beautiful gardens and bushland. Contact us for a tour.

Ignatian Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction helps you to seek, discern and respond to God, who communicates with you in ever new and surprising ways. Open to everyone, whether you are new to Ignatian Spirituality or familiar. Available in PERSON and ONLINE.

Formation for your ministry and organisation

Ignatian formation for mission and apostolic ministry including reflective practice for regular meetings and key decisions, facilitating discerning conversations, staff and leadership spirituality days, retreats and prayer, spiritual direction, and professional pastoral supervision, to name a few. Working with you in your context. One-off or a series of offerings, ready-to-go and bespoke programs.

What's On

  • All
  • Australian Ignatian Trail
  • Being with God in Nature
  • Campion VIC
  • Canisius NSW
  • Contemplative Arts
  • Contemplative Walks
  • Eight Day Retreats
  • Faber QLD
  • Field Hospital Spiritual Exercises
  • First Spiritual Exercises
  • Full Spiritual Exercises
  • Introductory Retreats
  • Lenten
  • Lenten Retreats
  • Online
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Directed Retreats
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • The Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
  • Weekend Retreat
Aug 27, 2022
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Sep 24, 2022
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey

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