News about our ministry and team

December 8, 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 […]
December 8, 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 […]
November 18, 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 […]
November 17, 2020

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 […]
November 11, 2020

Blessings and Challenges of 2020

The Times They Are A-Changin’  – Fr Michael Ryan SJ, Director of JISA Campion, reflects on the blessings and challenges of 2020 (acknowledging Bob Dylan).  ‘In moving forward…’ So start the minutes of a JISA […]
October 26, 2020

New Board of Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia

The Jesuit and Ignatian Spiritualty Australia Limited (JISA) Board has been appointed and met for the first time in September with Ian Cribb SJ and the national team at Peter Canisius House in Pymble, Sydney. […]
October 26, 2020

Love Madonna? – share it with others 

Madonna, published by the Australian Jesuits, has accompanied Australians in their daily prayer and spiritual growth for more than 120 years. It is more than a magazine. It is a community, and the Spirituality Ministry […]
October 24, 2020

Sevenhill Retreat – Our Story

Sevenhill’s story began in 1850 when Fr Aloysius Kranewitter SJ, an Austrian Jesuit, purchased a parcel of land near the town of Clare and named it Sevenhill after the famous seven hills of Rome. Within […]
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

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 […]
August 20, 2020

Welcome to JISA

We welcome you to Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia (JISA).  Recent General Congregations of the Society of Jesus have called for a renewal of our governance structures and our way of proceeding in our Ministries, ‘to […]