October 5, 2021

Jesuit Social Services

From time to time in our JISA newsletter we will feature news or appeals from the Jesuit social ministries. This month we hear from Jesuit Social Services. JSS are a social change organisation working to […]
August 24, 2021

Season of Creation 2021

“Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of […]
August 24, 2021

Three spiritual exercises for facing a long future with Covid-19

A possible long future with COVID-19 is a lot to confront. Thoughts about this could easily lead us down roads of outrage, panic and despair. These three spiritual exercises could help find a way through it. They […]
August 2, 2021

Erromeria: 1491 Ignatius is born in Loyola, Spain

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter.  As we embark upon our virtual Erromeria pilgrimage, we do so at a time of ongoing disruption to our lives through COVID lockdowns and restrictions.  Ian Cribb SJ, likens this time […]
August 2, 2021

Casa Torre Loyola

The manor house, Loyola, lies in a beautifully fertile valley between two towns [Azcoitia to the north and Azpeitia to the south] in the Basque country of northern Spain. Mount izarraitz, a deceptively imposing mountain, […]
August 2, 2021

Disconnected – Young Ignatius at Loyola

Loyola. This is where the story of Ignatius’ life begins, and where our Erromeria pilgrimage begins, charting some key chapters in his life. Inigo was born in Castle Loyola in the Basque country of northern Spain, into […]
August 2, 2021

Midrash as a Creative Hermeneutic for the Festive Pilgrimage with Ignatius

Our world is in great need of healing. As we join Ignatius on this pilgrimage, which one of joy, celebration and healing, we are also joining our heart with his, in our con-joined desire for […]
August 2, 2021

Mary, mother of Jesus – nurtures Ignatius, nurtures us

Ignatius had a deep love for Mary and as we travel on our Erromeria Pilgrimage with Ignatius, we shall discover the many varied and beautiful devotions to Our Lady that he must have encountered on his travels. […]
August 2, 2021

On the Way – Spiritual Exercises for the Everyday Pilgrim

An online retreat in daily life, offering an opportunity to walk with your own experience of God. Based on the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises, the retreat incorporates the Awareness Examen, Contemplative Prayer and the Art of Ignatian Discernment. You […]
August 2, 2021

A welcoming presence at JISA Sevenhill 

When arriving at JISA Sevenhill in the heart of the Clare Valley in South Australia, retreatants are warmly welcomed by Megan Wurfel. As JISA Sevenhill’s office manager, Megan ensures that everything runs smoothly for people who come to make the […]
August 2, 2021

Book Review: Walking with Ignatius – In Conversation with Darío Menor

Walking with Ignatius by Fr Arturo Sosa, SJ Launched on the eve of the Ignatian Year, Walking with Ignatius is an account of 24 hours of conversation between Dario Menor and Father General of the […]
August 2, 2021

Ignatian weekends for rural and remote parish communities

In this Ignatian Year, teams of Spiritual Directors and Retreat Givers from Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia are available to visit your parish. This is an opportunity to spend some time learning about prayer, Ignatian spirituality, spiritual conversation and […]


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