Shared Stories

November 17, 2020

Making life-giving choices: Claire’s experience of the Full Spiritual Exercises

When Claire Thomas first considered the Spiritual Exercises, she was working in a large school in Sydney and kept hearing an invitation to be part of the continuing legacy of Ignatian Spiritualty. “I was curious. […]
November 17, 2020

Nourishing regional and rural communities: Toowoomba, QLD

When Sr Elaine Morzone opened the Sychar Spirituality Centre in Toowoomba Queensland late last year, she hoped to start some long-term faith sharing groups in the community. “I wanted to offer something that could sustain our […]
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 28, 2020

Re-Wilding – Caroline’s experience of the Full Spiritual Exercises

‘Re-wilding’ – perhaps an unusual way to describe a deeply profound spiritual experience. How can that be? But this is what happened to Ignatius.  He set out, alone, hobbling on foot, filled with something he […]
October 26, 2020

Dadirri – Inner, deep listening and quiet

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 […]
September 14, 2020

The Land Owns Us

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this video contains images and voices of deceased persons.
August 13, 2020

Shared Story: Sr Angela Doyle RSM AO

St Ignatius Parish Toowong, recently hosed their 14th annual Women’s Night of Spirituality, highlighting the stories of two exceptional women, Sr Angela Mary Doyle RSM AO, and Dr Sr Maeve Heaney VDMF.   The evening was hosted […]