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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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.

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  • Season of Creation
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
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Dec 05, 2020
Ferny Creek, Dandenongs, Ferny Creek Reserve
Ferny Creek, VIC
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Jan 16, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Contact us at 1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636) or

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.

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St Ignatius of Loyola

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Ignatius was aware of people who would benefit from the full Spiritual Exercises yet were unable to disengage fully from their worldly commitments. In such cases Ignatius recommended a person receive the full Spiritual Exercises over 30 weeks in […]

The giving of the Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius

The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius grew out of the transforming experience of nine months of prayer, reflection and reading that St Ignatius had as an invalided Catalonian soldier in 1521. His sense of the […]

Making life-giving choices: Claire’s experience of the Full Spiritual Exercises

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Fratelli Tutti – Brothers and Sisters All

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How do we enact the Pope’s call for Brother and Sisters to unite?  What can we learn from the lessons of St Ignatius who lived in time of great division in Europe and yet experienced the grace […]

Nourishing regional and rural communities: Toowoomba, QLD

When Sr Elaine Morzone opened the Sychar Spirituality Centre in Toowoomba Queensland late last year, she hoped to start some long-term faith sharing groups in the community. “I wanted to offer something that could sustain our […]

Who answers the phone at 1300 EXAMEN?

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Peter Canisius House – a hidden gem!

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