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.



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.

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

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

What's On

  • All
  • Australian Ignatian Trail
  • Being with God in Nature
  • Campion VIC
  • Canisius NSW
  • Contemplative Arts
  • Contemplative Walks
  • Eight Day Retreats
  • Faber QLD
  • Field Hospital Spiritual Exercises
  • First Spiritual Exercises
  • Full Spiritual Exercises
  • Introductory Retreats
  • Lenten
  • Lenten Retreats
  • Online
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Directed Retreats
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • The Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
  • Weekend Retreat
Jul 16, 2022
Binna Burra, 1069 Binna Burra Road
Beechmont, QLD, QLD
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Jul 29, 2022
Sevenhill – SA, College Road
Sevenhill, SA
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Jul 30, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Jul 30, 2022
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Aug 13, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Ignatius and the stars

Ignatius and the stars

Pray with Ignatius and the Stars Lights there in the dark flicker and go, and come again. Awake alone in the sleeping house, I have the stars for company. What is light, I wonder? […]

How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey

How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey

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O come, O come, Emmanuel

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The Examen

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