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October 6, 2020

Think you know Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises? Think again

It took a time of convalescing from a chronic illness, not unlike the experience of St Ignatius of Loyola, for Jesuit priest, author and retreat giver,  Fr. Michael Hansen, S.J., to rediscover the  First Spiritual Exercises.  These Exercises […]
October 5, 2020

How and where did First Spiritual Exercises begin?

The advent of the First Spiritual Exercises reaches back in time to 1540 when Ignatius is quoted as saying, “As a rule I would give the Exercises of the First Week”     Murray Adams, spiritual director and […]
October 5, 2020

Sowing good seeds

An intimate experience of God filled Ignatius with passionate desire to share a simple prayer method to encounter God!   His desire became the seeds of the First Spiritual Exercises and through spiritual conversations and prayer, these seeds were scattered far and wide by the early Companions. […]
October 4, 2020

The ripple effect of the First Spiritual Exercises

“I see the thread of friendship in the rippling out of this ministry internationally, friends tell friends; easy very grounded human conversations!” Frances Tilly, spiritual director, giver of the Spiritual Exercises and coordinator of Mission […]
October 4, 2020

Taking the First Spiritual Exercises to prison

“It was the multiplier effect, that was the most beautiful experience, I was in awe.”  Margaret Wiseman, spiritual director and giver of the Spiritual Exercises, is a prison chaplain and has been with Silverwater Women’s Prison for […]
October 4, 2020

First Spiritual Exercises for the most vulnerable

Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale Victoria, is a residential care facility that provides accommodation and support for marginalised older men with a history of homelessness, addiction, or complex health needs.  It offers a fresh start for […]
September 30, 2020

Giving a First Spiritual Exercise to school students

A First Spiritual Exercise shared at the year 11 retreat of Xavier Catholic College Ballina, at Tambourine Mountain in 2019, led the Faber Centre and The Cardoner Project.  Watch as Australian Jesuit communities come together to explore the themes […]
September 29, 2020

First Spiritual Exercises via Zoom

In June 2020 , Covid-19 necessitated the Christian Life Community’s scheduled First Spiritual Exercise retreat be moved online and held via Zoom.  The unexpected move to the online world did not at all hinder the experience and proved positive […]
September 14, 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 […]
September 14, 2020

Season of Creation

Our second Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia (JISA) newsletter is out now. If you are not already a subscriber to our regular newsletter we invite you click here to subscribe now. As the Season of Creation continues, some […]
September 14, 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 […]
September 14, 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 […]