Shared Stories

June 1, 2021

Preparation and setting out on a pilgrimage

Murray Adams, reflects on the Camino he and his wife, Candice, took from Lisbon in Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain during 2018.  Murray shares the initial desire that drew them to embark on […]
June 1, 2021

Gift of the First Spiritual Exercises for Jesuit Mission

“The Jesuit approach to service and outreach to the marginalised, the concept of living our faith in action kept me connected to the church,” exclaims Helen Forde, CEO of Jesuit Mission “it’s living out the […]
May 11, 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 […]
May 11, 2021

“God of Surprises” A transformative experience of the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

Curiosity got the better of me when I saw Gerard Hughes’ “God of Surprises” in a list of publications while searching online for a book on post war Berlin. I recalled many images of God […]
May 11, 2021

Connection to my own lived deep experience

“My first real insight into the Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises was at Toowong Parish in Queensland” remembers Louise Wellington, the Jesuit Provincial’s Delegate for Pastoral Ministries. Louise undertook a formation program called Ignis […]
March 31, 2021

Forming the Priests of the future through the Full Spiritual Exercises 

Margaret Claver FCJ, spiritual director at JISA Campion, reflects on this important JISA Campion ministry to the Seminarians which had its own challenges keeping COVID-safe during 2020. One of the enduring ministries of life at JISA […]
March 31, 2021

The Spirit is subtle and gentle – if you look, you will see it amongst the chaos

This is the first in a series of reflections from Annmaree Sutton, a giver of the First Spiritual Exercises with JISA Campion in Melbourne. She shares some of her most transforming moments in her ministry […]
March 3, 2021

‘An Ignatian Impulse of our Time’ with Kathy Cave

Spiritual Director Kathy Cave shares her experience of developing ‘Theopoetics and Midrash – an Ignatian Impulse of our Time’ at Jesuit College of Spirituality’s Ignatian Spirituality in a time of Engagement online conference with Dr […]
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 […]
February 23, 2021

Utterly Illuminating – Michael Loughnane’s experience of the Spiritual Exercises

Michael Loughnane shares his experience of making the Spiritual Exercises and the lasting affects in his life. Michael made the Spiritual Exercises in silence over 30 days when he was 24 years old during the […]
February 8, 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 […]
February 8, 2021

A Reflection on a Retreat in Isolation by Theresa Denny

COVID days … isolation … only leave home to exercise or go to the supermarket … no tennis or yoga … no face-to-face spiritual direction/supervision or delivery of prayer sessions, nor attendance at church. Strange […]