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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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
  • First 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
  • Weekend Retreat
Nov 06, 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

Stoppage

Ignatius arrived by stretcher at his family home in Azpeitia, Loyola, a broken man, physically and in every other way – a casualty of war, with a totally shattered leg, a man stopped in his tracks, […]

Ignatius – The Pilgrim

Wisdom says that only in fire You will find the Beloved. Do not make a home In the certainty of words Instead, leap into the fire Until you are burnt in the fire, You haven’t […]

Aranzazu

Margaret Strobl reflects on Ignatius’ ongoing awakening of love and devotion to Mary and the shrine of Mary at Aranzazu.  This month finds our pilgrimage, under Mary’s guidance, at Loyola, Ignatius’ home. One can’t help […]

Book Review: Earth Our Original Monastery

Christine V. Paintner, Earth Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature (Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2020). ‘Cultivating wonder and gratitude through intimacy with nature’ In this reflection by Christine Paintner, who […]

Responding to a call from Central Queensland

As a girl who grew up in country Queensland, I was delighted to be invited recently to visit the communities of Blackwater and Emerald as one of the team from the Faber Centre. Mary Robson, […]

Like a Butterfly – Isabel’s experience of the Spiritual Exercises

I arrived at the Exercises ready to move into a cocoon, I was weary, tired, dejected, wounded, I needed tender loving care. I was ready to hide in Your cocoon. I had travelled a long […]

The First Spiritual Exercises Ministry seeds scatter far and wide

The First Spiritual Exercises ministry began in Australia over 17 years ago when it was suggested to Michael Hansen SJ that he research and write about the exercises first offered by Ignatius and his companions. […]

News from the First Spiritual Exercises Ministry

This month we begin a regular segment bringing you news of JISA’s First Spiritual Exercises Ministry (FSE) which is interwoven through many of our offerings. As demand for the First Spiritual Exercises is growing, the […]

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