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
Mar 27, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Apr 10, 2021
Cape Schanck, Cape Schanck Victoria
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Apr 17, 2021
Gold Creek Reservoir Car Park, 660 Gold Creek Rd
Brookfield QLD, 4069
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Apr 24, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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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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Jul 17, 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 21, 2021
Galwer to Sevenhill, SA
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Oct 12, 2021
Kapunda to Sevenhill, SA
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Oct 16, 2021
Gold Creek Reservoir Car Park, 660 Gold Creek Rd
Brookfield QLD, 4069
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News

Contemplatives in Action and Spiritual Conversation

A hallmark of being a contemplative in action is being a discerner in action. Discernment, listening for signs of God’s presence in our lives is a fundamental characteristic of Ignatian spirituality. While focus is often […]

Spiritual Conversation

John Dardis SJ introduces the practice of spiritual conversation for groups, communities and organisations, in the accompanying video.

Ignatian Discernment

To nurture a discerning heart, is to become increasingly aware of the deeper feelings and movements of my heart.  What brings me lasting hope, energy and joy, what is life-giving, what leaves me feeling empty, sad […]

‘An Ignatian Impulse of our Time’ with Kathy Cave

Spiritual Director Kathy Cave shares her experience of developing ‘Theopoetics and Midrash – an Ignatian Impulse of our Time’ at Jesuit College of Spirituality’s Ignatian Spirituality in a time of Engagement online conference with Dr […]

Reflections and Cuisine by Peter Canisius House chef Brian

  Creative Cuisine at Peter Canisius House, Chef Brian Campbell’s story Meet Brian Campbell. Brian is the chef and creator of delicious meals delighting retreatants at Peter Canisius House (PCH) in Pymble, Sydney for the […]

Conversations with Silence, Sally Longley’s new book

JISA Canisius Spiritual Director, Sally Longley launches her new book Conversations with Silence to much acclaim. “Part memoir and part spiritual instruction guide, Conversations with Silence is a poetically powerful invitation to transform our lives and authenticate […]

Did you know…?

Have you ever wondered if the sacramental wine offered at Mass is different to other wines? (pre COVID-19 of course!) Well, yes it is! According to Rob Morris SJ, Director of JISA Sevenhill, Sacramental wine […]

Utterly Illuminating – Michael Loughnane’s experience of the Spiritual Exercises

Michael Loughnane shares his experience of making the Spiritual Exercises and the lasting affects in his life. Michael made the Spiritual Exercises in silence over 30 days when he was 24 years old during the […]

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