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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
St Ignatius of Loyola

What are the Full Spiritual Exercises in daily life? 

Ignatius was aware of people who would benefit from the full Spiritual Exercises yet were unable to disengage fully from their worldly commitments. In such cases Ignatius recommended a person receive the full Spiritual Exercises over 30 weeks in […]
November 17, 2020

The giving of the Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius

The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius grew out of the transforming experience of nine months of prayer, reflection and reading that St Ignatius had as an invalided Catalonian soldier in 1521. His sense of the […]
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 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 16, 2020

Fratelli Tutti – Brothers and Sisters All

November 16, 2020

Healing a divided nation – an Ignatian Perspective

How do we enact the Pope’s call for Brother and Sisters to unite?  What can we learn from the lessons of St Ignatius who lived in time of great division in Europe and yet experienced the grace […]
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 […]
November 10, 2020

Diagnosing Illness – a Field Hospital Exercise