News

20 July 2022

Spiritual Exercise – Feeling Joy

28 March 2022

The Loving Gaze

11 February 2022

A Spiritual Field Hospital Exercise – Seeking Clarity

14 January 2022

How pilgrimage can complement and deepen the Exercises journey

20 December 2021

O come, O come, Emmanuel

20 December 2021

The Examen

3 November 2021

Try this Spiritual Exercise – Breakthrough Progress

After his conversion experience at Loyola, Ignatius felt moved to leave home and journey to Montserrat. There, at the Benedictine Monastery at Montserrat he surrenders the trappings of his former life and makes a full confession […]
3 November 2021

A deepening of my spiritual life beyond measure

From the First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) training team, Anita Davine, reflects on the FSE ministry and her joy filled experience training a new group of FSE Givers. As I ponder the fruits and graces of the FSE […]
1 November 2021

Two Standards – Do we protect or pollute our oceans?

This is a brief reflection of the blessed time we recently enjoyed as a family, sailing among some of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.  The islands visited included South Mole, Lindeman, Shaw, Goldsmith, Thomas, Whitsunday, and […]
28 October 2021

Montserrat Poem

5 October 2021

Try this Spiritual Exercise: Ecological Examen

As we approach the end of our Season of Creation for 2022 we offer you this Ecological Examen to take with you through the rest of the year.  Offered by Pray As You Go, our colleagues in […]
5 October 2021

Book Review: Earth Our Original Monastery

Christine V. Paintner, Earth Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy with Nature (Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2020). ‘Cultivating wonder and gratitude through intimacy with nature’ In this reflection by Christine Paintner, who […]
5 October 2021

Responding to a call from Central Queensland

As a girl who grew up in country Queensland, I was delighted to be invited recently to visit the communities of Blackwater and Emerald as one of the team from the Faber Centre. Mary Robson, […]
5 October 2021

Like a Butterfly – Isabel’s experience of the Spiritual Exercises

I arrived at the Exercises ready to move into a cocoon, I was weary, tired, dejected, wounded, I needed tender loving care. I was ready to hide in Your cocoon. I had travelled a long […]
5 October 2021

The First Spiritual Exercises Ministry seeds scatter far and wide

The First Spiritual Exercises ministry began in Australia over 17 years ago when it was suggested to Michael Hansen SJ that he research and write about the exercises first offered by Ignatius and his companions. […]
5 October 2021

News from the First Spiritual Exercises Ministry

This month we begin a regular segment bringing you news of JISA’s First Spiritual Exercises Ministry (FSE) which is interwoven through many of our offerings. As demand for the First Spiritual Exercises is growing, the […]