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.

Contact us on

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 info@jisa.org.au 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

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
  • Live in Retreat
  • Online
  • Season of Creation
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
  • Weekend Retreat
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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Jan 14, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Jan 15, 2022
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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News

Pamplona

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A Cannonball Moment

Jim Manney from IgnatianSpirituaity.com reflects on his cannonball moment at the Loyola Chapel of Conversion.  Jim, who was previously an editor at Loyola Press, had a profound experience in the Chapel which resulted in his […]

From my head to my heart, a pilgrimage experience

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Film Review: The Way

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Season of Creation 2021

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Three spiritual exercises for facing a long future with Covid-19

A possible long future with COVID-19 is a lot to confront. Thoughts about this could easily lead us down roads of outrage, panic and despair. These three spiritual exercises could help find a way through it. They […]

Erromeria: 1491 Ignatius is born in Loyola, Spain

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter.  As we embark upon our virtual Erromeria pilgrimage, we do so at a time of ongoing disruption to our lives through COVID lockdowns and restrictions.  Ian Cribb SJ, likens this time […]

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