News about our ministry and team

14 January 2022

How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey

5 October 2021

Responding to a call from Central Queensland

As a girl who grew up in country Queensland, I was delighted to be invited recently to visit the communities of Blackwater and Emerald as one of the team from the Faber Centre. Mary Robson, […]
2 August 2021

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 Wurfel. As JISA Sevenhill’s office manager, Megan ensures that everything runs smoothly for people who come to make the […]
1 July 2021

Erromeria – JISA’s celebration of the Ignatian Year

1 June 2021

JISA Celebrates the Ignatian Year

1 June 2021

Ignatius the Pilgrim

Throughout human history many people of faith, religion or none have found themselves undertaking a journey to a particular place – a pilgrimage. Why? Perhaps it is because they want to go to the destination. […]
11 May 2021

Celebrate Ignatius!

On the 20th of May, the “Ignatian Year” will begin. May 20 marks the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion — that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation […]
11 May 2021

A rich history of Ignatian Spirituality in Queensland

Ignatian Spirituality in Queensland has its home at JISA Faber surrounded by beautiful gumtrees in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon. This article tells the story of Faber’s beginnings to now, where there is a team […]
11 May 2021

From small dreams, big things grow – In God’s way

Elizabeth Kerr reflects on her journey with the Faber Centre. Born out of a dream Liz had of being able to provide a place of spiritual renewal and hospitality, it was her contact with the […]
31 March 2021

Easter Blessings from JISA

The Easter message joyfully proclaims that “Jesus Christ is Risen”, so our joy overflows with this hope that Christ has given us. We pray with the grace of the fourth week of the Spiritual Exercises […]
3 March 2021

Reflections and Cuisine by Peter Canisius House chef Brian

  Creative Cuisine at Peter Canisius House, Chef Brian Campbell’s story Meet Brian Campbell. Brian is the chef and creator of delicious meals delighting retreatants at Peter Canisius House (PCH) in Pymble, Sydney for the […]
3 March 2021

Conversations with Silence, Sally Longley’s new book

JISA Canisius Spiritual Director, Sally Longley launches her new book Conversations with Silence to much acclaim. “Part memoir and part spiritual instruction guide, Conversations with Silence is a poetically powerful invitation to transform our lives and authenticate […]
3 March 2021

Did you know…?

Have you ever wondered if the sacramental wine offered at Mass is different to other wines? (pre COVID-19 of course!) Well, yes it is! According to Rob Morris SJ, Director of JISA Sevenhill, Sacramental wine […]
7 February 2021

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 […]
8 December 2020

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 […]
8 December 2020

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 […]