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.

Our expanded website is coming soon.

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1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636)
info@jisa.org.au

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

1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636) or info@jisa.org.au

Mobile Teams - We come to you

Our mobile teams come to you

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

Contact us at 1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636) or info@jisa.org.au

Hospitality and Accommodation for your meeting, retreat or event

Ask us now how we can host your meeting, retreat or event

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

Contact us at 1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636) or info@jisa.org.au

What's On

  • All
  • Being with God in Nature
  • Campion VIC
  • Canisius NSW
  • Contemplative Arts
  • Eight Day Retreats
  • Faber QLD
  • Field Hospital 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
Apr 29, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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May 15, 2021
Enoggera Reservoir, 1358 Waterworks Road Australia
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May 23, 2021
Winbourne Function & Retreat Centre, 1315 Mulgoa Road
Mulgoa, NSW
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May 29, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Jun 04, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Jun 19, 2021
Binna Burra, 1069 Binna Burra Road
Beechmont, QLD
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Jun 25, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Jun 26, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Jul 17, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Jul 31, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Aug 05, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Aug 28, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Sep 25, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Oct 02, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Oct 15, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Oct 16, 2021
Gold Creek Reservoir Car Park, 660 Gold Creek Rd
Brookfield QLD, 4069
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Oct 23, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Nov 27, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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News

Celebrate Ignatius!

On the 20th of May, the “Ignatian Year” will begin. May 20 marks the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion — that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation […]

In those days Mary set out …  Lk 1:39

Frances Tilly, Coordinator Mission Formation at JISA, invites us to reflect on the person of Mary as she ‘sets out’ in trust and faith. In the scene of the annunciation, Mary speaks her yes once she hears […]

A rich history of Ignatian Spirituality in Queensland

Ignatian Spirituality in Queensland has its home at JISA Faber surrounded by beautiful gumtrees in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon. This article tells the story of Faber’s beginnings to now, where there is a team […]

From small dreams, big things grow – In God’s way

Elizabeth Kerr reflects on her journey with the Faber Centre. Born out of a dream Liz had of being able to provide a place of spiritual renewal and hospitality, it was her contact with the […]

“God of Surprises” A transformative experience of the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

Curiosity got the better of me when I saw Gerard Hughes’ “God of Surprises” in a list of publications while searching online for a book on post war Berlin. I recalled many images of God […]

Connection to my own lived deep experience

“My first real insight into the Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises was at Toowong Parish in Queensland” remembers Louise Wellington, the Jesuit Provincial’s Delegate for Pastoral Ministries. Louise undertook a formation program called Ignis […]

Can I really trust my imagination?

Ignatius learnt to trust his imagination from the time of his conversion in Loyola, five hundred years ago in 1521.  While recovering from a major battle injury at his family home in Loyola,  Ignatius sought […]

Book Review: The Interior Castle

by Teresa of Avila, Mirabai Starr (translator). Over the past ten weeks Faber has been presenting a course which involved reading the sixteenth century spiritual classic, The Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila.  After […]

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