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.

Our expanded website is coming soon.

Contact us on
1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636)
info@jisa.org.au

Christmas and New Year opening times:

JISA National Office Bookings – Closed Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopening Monday 4 January 2021
Peter Canisius House, Sydney – Closed Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopening Monday 4 January 2021
Sevenhill, South Australia – Closed Friday 18 December 2020 and reopening Monday 18 January 2021
Campion, Melbourne – Closed Friday 18 December 2020 and reopening Wednesday 27 January 2021
Faber, Brisbane – Closed Friday 11 December 2020 and reopening Wednesday 27 January 2021

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

What's On

Lenten retreats for you online via Zoom...

Lenten Retreats for you in person...

All retreats

  • 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
  • Online
  • Season of Creation
  • Sevenhill SA
  • Silent Retreats over 3 to 8 days
  • Spiritual Exercises
  • Two Hours of Quiet
Jan 20, 2021
Marian Valley Retreat Centre, 2541 Beechmont Road
Withered via Cunungra, Queensland 4275
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Feb 12, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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Feb 20, 2021
Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Bardon, QLD 4065
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May 03, 2021
Galwer to Sevenhill, SA
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May 04, 2021
Kapunda to Sevenhill, SA
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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 on 1300 EXAMEN (1300 392 636)  or  info@jisa.org.au

News

Christmas Blessings from the team at JISA

The birth of the chid Jesus gave rise to many unexpected twists and turns. It involved a journey; an experience of rejection and humble accommodation. It also witnessed surprise and joy. Jesus’ adult life would […]

Christmas and New Year opening times

JISA National Office Bookings Closed Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopening Monday 4 January 2021 Peter Canisius House, Sydney  Closed Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopening Monday 4 January 2021 Sevenhill, South Australia Closed Friday 18 December 2020 […]

Peter Canisius House – a hidden gem!

Residential retreats and gatherings in Pymble Sydney.  Situated on five acres of beautiful gardens and bushland in Pymble on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, Peter Canisius House offers 45 bedrooms, five modern meeting spaces and a […]

St Ignatius of Loyola

What are the Full Spiritual Exercises in daily life? 

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

When Claire Thomas first considered the Spiritual Exercises, she was working in a large school in Sydney and kept hearing an invitation to be part of the continuing legacy of Ignatian Spiritualty. “I was curious. […]

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?

Meet Sandra, the person behind 1300 EXAMEN and info@jisa.org.au. Sandra looks after National Bookings and Promotions for Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia (JISA) and receives all the calls and emails nationally for JISA retreats and […]

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