The Concise Spiritual Exercises

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The Concise Spiritual Exercises

Saturday, 30 July - Saturday, 12 November

Highlights of the Spiritual Exercises for busy people seeking nourishment and clarity

Would you like a deeper prayer life and to discover the desires God has for you? The full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius provide an invaluable and time-tested framework for a powerful, life-changing encounter with God; however, they take a significant time commitment.

If you would like to experience the full Spiritual Exercises in a time frame that suits your busy life, The Concise Spiritual Exercises may be an option for you. You will experience key exercises in all four ‘Weeks’ or parts of the Spiritual Exercises over approximately four months.

Each of the four ‘Weeks’ commence with a retreat day (including refreshments, lunch and individual spiritual direction). Then in the month or so that follows, at home there will be five prayer periods each week of at least 30 minutes (one should be for an hour), following a guide. An online zoom spiritual direction session will be offered at a mutually convenient time approximately halfway through each ‘Week’ and a final spiritual direction face to face session will occur at the conclusion of the four months.

It is recommended that prior to embarking on The Concise Spiritual Exercises, that participants have had regular spiritual direction and experienced a silent retreat of at least two days. It is also suggested that participants extend one or more of the monthly day retreats to two days (at additional cost).

 You can commence this retreat at Peter Canisius House in Pymble NSW in April and July 2022:


The Concise Spiritual Exercises 2022 Dates First retreat option Second retreat option
‘Week One’ Retreat Day Sat 30-Apr Sat 30-Jul
‘Week Two’ Retreat Day Sat 28-May Sat 3-Sep
‘Week Three’ Retreat Day Sat 23-Jul Sat 15-Oct
‘Week Four’ Retreat Day Sat 13-Aug Sat 12-Nov

The cost is $990 which includes refreshments and lunch during the retreat days, all prayer materials and spiritual direction. For enquiries and bookings contact 1300 EXAMEN (1300-392-636) or


Saturday, 30 July
Saturday, 12 November
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Peter Canisius House
102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW 2073
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