Shared Stories

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 […]
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