News about our ministry and team

March 31, 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 […]
March 3, 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 […]
March 3, 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 […]
March 3, 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 […]
February 7, 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 […]
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 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 […]