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
  • Full Spiritual Exercises
  • Lenten
  • Live in Retreat
  • Online
  • Season of Creation
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
  • Weekend Retreat
Aug 05, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Aug 06, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Aug 28, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Sep 03, 2021
Community of the Holy Name Spirituality Centre, 40 Cavanagh St
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
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Sep 25, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Oct 15, 2021
Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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Oct 16, 2021
Gold Creek Reservoir Car Park, 660 Gold Creek Rd
Brookfield QLD, 4069
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Oct 23, 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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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

Erromeria: 1491 Ignatius is born in Loyola, Spain

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter.  As we embark upon our virtual Erromeria pilgrimage, we do so at a time of ongoing disruption to our lives through COVID lockdowns and restrictions.  Ian Cribb SJ, likens this time […]

Casa Torre Loyola

The manor house, Loyola, lies in a beautifully fertile valley between two towns [Azcoitia to the north and Azpeitia to the south] in the Basque country of northern Spain. Mount izarraitz, a deceptively imposing mountain, […]

Disconnected – Young Ignatius at Loyola

Loyola. This is where the story of Ignatius’ life begins, and where our Erromeria pilgrimage begins, charting some key chapters in his life. Inigo was born in Castle Loyola in the Basque country of northern Spain, into […]

Midrash as a Creative Hermeneutic for the Festive Pilgrimage with Ignatius

Our world is in great need of healing. As we join Ignatius on this pilgrimage, which one of joy, celebration and healing, we are also joining our heart with his, in our con-joined desire for […]

Mother Mary – nurtures Jesus, nurtures Ignatius, nurtures us

Ignatius had a deep love for Mary and as we travel on our Erromeria Pilgrimage with Ignatius, we shall discover the many varied and beautiful devotions to Our Lady that he must have encountered on his travels. […]

On the Way – Spiritual Exercises for the Everyday Pilgrim

An online retreat in daily life, offering an opportunity to walk with your own experience of God. Based on the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises, the retreat incorporates the Awareness Examen, Contemplative Prayer and the Art of Ignatian Discernment. You […]

A welcoming presence at JISA Sevenhill 

When arriving at JISA Sevenhill in the heart of the Clare Valley in South Australia, retreatants are warmly welcomed by Megan. As JISA Sevenhill’s front office and administration assistant, Megan ensures that everything runs smoothly for people who come to […]

Book Review: Walking with Ignatius – In Conversation with Darío Menor

Walking with Ignatius by Fr Arturo Sosa, SJ Launched on the eve of the Ignatian Year, Walking with Ignatius is an account of 24 hours of conversation between Dario Menor and Father General of the […]

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