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.
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
  • Introductory Retreats
  • Lenten
  • Lenten Retreats
  • Online
  • Season of Creation
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Directed Retreats
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • The Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
  • Weekend Retreat
Feb 10, 2022
Campion – VIC, 99 Studley Park Road
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Feb 26, 2022
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Mar 12, 2022
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Apr 02, 2022
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Apr 22, 2022
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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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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Jun 19, 2022
9 Murray Park Rd Firetrail, Kenthurst, 9 Murray Park Road
Kenthurst, NSW 2156 Australia
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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

How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey

How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey (The healing of a false and faulty image of God)   The idea of pilgrimage was important to the self-understanding of Ignatius of Loyola. In his […]

O come, O come, Emmanuel

May the ancient hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” ring in our hearts with hope and expectancy this Advent season. We invite you to view our Ignatian Retreats and the Spiritual Exercises for 2022. We […]

The Examen

An Examen Prayer for the Year As 2021 slips away, this is the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by. In the Ignatian tradition this is not a superficial review of the past […]

Manresa poem

WHY MOVE AWAY from lofty Monserrat and the holy places? To here, which is nowhere much, just a place made of mud-dust: the cave and the river and the bridge, the cathedral a dark slab; […]

Cardoner poem

Now I am given to see ripples and current of this river cast water lights which interlace into a diamond and flash white fire. From white light streams white light To suffuse all creation with […]

St Ignatius in Manresa

Ignatius: A View from Manresa   Ignatius spent some months in 1522 praying in a cave on the edge of Manresa and composing the spiritual exercises in his notebook drawing from his experiences. The cave overlooks […]

A deepening of my spiritual life beyond measure

From the First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) training team, Anita Davine, reflects on the FSE ministry and her joy filled experience training a new group of FSE Givers. As I ponder the fruits and graces of the FSE […]

Manresa – the city of Ignatius

Manresa 1522 – the city of Ignatius This video portrays what the city that hosted Saint Ignatius of Loyola was like almost five centuries ago. Spanish narrative, English subtitles.      

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