Being with God in Nature

5 October 2021

Book Review: Earth Our Original Monastery

Christine V. Paintner, Earth Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature (Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2020). ‘Cultivating wonder and gratitude through intimacy with nature’ In this reflection by Christine Paintner, who […]
24 August 2021

Season of Creation 2021

“Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of […]
1 June 2021

Make Peace with Nature, World Environment Day, 5 June

A reflection by Sue Martin, Coordinator for the JISA Being with God in Nature ministry IMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE. This is our moment. We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild […]
8 February 2021

Stepping out and making space and time: Geraldine’s Transforming Pilgrimage Experiences

Geraldine Naismith reflects on her experiences of the Ignatian Camino pilgrimage and what led her to be part of developing and offering the Australian Ignatian Trail which retraces some steps of the first Jesuits in […]
14 September 2020

Being with God in Nature

“Creation is of the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things.” Pope Francis (Laudato Si’, 77)   The ministry of Being with God in Nature is part of Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality […]
14 September 2020

Farewell to Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders has stepped down as coordinator of Being with God in Nature, after founding this ministry and giving five years of service. Peter began Being with God in Nature in 2015 coinciding with the […]
14 September 2020

Welcome to Sue Martin

We welcome Sue Martin as the new coordinator of Being with God in Nature ministry. Sue brings with her great expertise and commitment to ecology and Ignatian Spirituality. Her current & recent roles include Reconciliation with […]
14 September 2020

Breathing in the Creator

Our new Being with God in Nature coordinator Sue Martin invites you to join her in a Spiritual Exercise inspired by Michael Hansen sj.  In this Exercise you are invited to become aware of the presence of the life-giving […]