JISA Celebrates the Ignatian Year

Preparation and setting out on a pilgrimage
June 1, 2021
Ignatius the Pilgrim
June 1, 2021

JISA Celebrates the Ignatian Year

JISA will be celebrating The Ignatian Year which commemorates 500 years since the conversion of St Ignatius in 2021 and 400 years since the canonisation of St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier in 2022. We have a range of different offerings for you…

Erromeria – a virtual pilgrimage with Ignatius

Erromeria is Basque for a festive pilgrimage. Ignatius came from the Basque region of Spain and we want to celebrate and offer the gifts of Ignatius’ life and spirituality this coming year. From July 2021 to June 2022 JISA will be offering an online series of stories about key stages and turning points of Ignatius’ life, and the relevance of this to our lives, places, and times, including questions for you to reflect on for your own life. Stay tuned for our next newsletter for more on Erromeria!

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. As part of the retreat, you are also encouraged to take a gentle, meditative walk each day. Retreatants meet weekly over four weeks to reflect and share the experience of the journey along ‘The Way’. Dates for International offerings of On The Way: 25 October – 2 November 2021 and 9 May – 6 June 2022. Registrations opening soon!

Ignatian weekends for rural and remote parish communities

Teams of Ignatian Spiritual Directors and Retreat Givers from Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia are available to visit your parish and offer retreats and spiritual direction, experience and training in Ignatian discernment and spiritual conversation, during the Ignatian Year. Contact JISA to discuss your desires and don’t let cost be an off-putting factor in your decision, we can meet you where you are info@jisa.org.au or 1300 EXAMEN (1300-392-636)

International Ignatian Eco-Spiritual Conference

This online Conference which will be hosted online from 25–30 April 2022 is a superb opportunity to share with others who have a commitment to caring for our common home. A time to contemplate our connection with the Presence that is God in Nature, which fills us with desire to recommit our lives to reconciliation with Creation. To register: https://iiec.org.au.

International Field Hospital Online Conference 

Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia’s First Spiritual Exercises Ministry will be hosting this online Conference in early 2022. In the flow of the much loved and prayed FSE Field Hospital Spiritual Exercises during the 2020-21 Pandemic and beyond, this is an opportunity for prayer, formation, and companionship across borders. Stay tuned for more information!