Welcome to the JISA Campion Community

JISA Campion acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which meet and pray, we pay our respect to the elders both past and present.

We are hosted on this site and in this place by the generosity of the Campion House Jesuit community.

We are a community of welcome and prayer. Our team of Ignatian Spiritual Directors, Givers of the Spiritual Exercises, and Ignatian Retreats, offer programs and retreats, which are steeped in the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556).

Ignatian Spirituality is about finding God in all things. This enables us to find purpose, meaning, light and joy in everything that crosses our path of life. Relationships, events, feelings, and what happens to us, are all vehicles for God to lead me towards a richer life.

We began in 1978 with the goal of offering retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. We have grown since then and now offers a diversity of programs:

 

  • Full Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life
  • Ignatian Spiritual Accompaniment
  • Pastoral Supervision
  • Silent Directed Retreats
  • The First Spiritual Exercises
  • Prayer/Reflection Days
  • Weekend Retreats
  • Quiet Time in Nature
  • Contemplative Walks
  • Pilgrimages

Ignatian Spirituality helps you in building a personal relationship with Jesus. It includes intimate dialogue with Christ and reflections on how God is present in your daily life.  With JISA Campion, you are invited to deepen your ability to discern the way God speaks to you, to hear God’s voice in the depths of your heart and life.

Facilities

Campion House generously offers the JISA Campion Community space for day program retreats, there are spiritual direction rooms, a beautiful library and meeting rooms for retreatants to pray and meet.

Our residential retreats are run from other retreat centres in Victoria, as well as JISA Sevenhill in SA and JISA Canisius in NSW.

Gardens

The gardens surrounding Campion House provide opportunities for retreatants to rest, to reflect on the seasons of creation and to delight in God’s beauty.

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Labyrinth

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol symbolising wholeness.

Walking the labyrinth enables you to quieten your mind through contemplation and prayer.  Begin on the outside and weave your way inwards, while reflecting on each step and turn, as you trace the “Way of Ignatius.”

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Outreach Programs

WE COME TO YOU

Our JISA Campion Outreach Teams are available to work in your parish, school, community, or organisation. We can come to you wherever you are located and help build up the prayer life and spirituality of your community.

Experienced Spiritual Directors will work closely with you in developing a program what will allow participants to deepen their personal prayer life and relationship with God, whether they be prayer days, retreats, spirituality programs and Spiritual Direction.

For more information, please contact JISA Campion’s director Fr Michael Ryan SJ via telephone 1300 392 636.

Emmaus Spirituality Ministry

Emmaus Centre for Spirituality is a joint ministry of JISA Campion and the Diocese of Sale. The Emmaus Spirituality Ministry support parishes, groups, teams and individuals across the Diocese.

We can offer days of reflection and prayer, retreats, individual spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition and the Full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. For more information, contact Geraldine Naismith via telephone 1300 392 636.

What's on at JISA Campion

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life – AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

What is God inviting me to? Nourishment – Discernment – Clarity – Freedom Deepen your relationship with God, nourish your ongoing prayer life and discern God's will for you. The full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola […]

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Quiet Time in the Bush, Kew VIC

Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile.  Mark 6.30 "There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face".  Pope […]

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Jesuit Social Services Bush Hut, 110 Studley Park Road
Kew, Vic 3101 Australia
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Quiet Time in the Bush, Kew VIC

Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile.  Mark 6.30 "There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face".  Pope […]

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Jesuit Social Services Bush Hut, 110 Studley Park Road
Kew, Vic 3101 Australia
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Contemplative Prayer Practice – Retreat Series

We warmly welcome you to this introductory contemplation series. A time to discover four of the most loved contemplative practices over four evenings. Take some time just for you, join us to explore four different […]

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JISA Campion – VIC, 99 Studley Park Road (Enter via Hodgsen St)
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Come and Rest Retreat Day

A retreat day especially for you, a spacious time to come and rest. Your retreat will begin with an introduction to the theme of the day. There will be times of silence for reflection on […]

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JISA Campion – VIC, 99 Studley Park Road (Enter via Hodgsen St)
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Contemplative Walk, Sherbrook Forest VIC

A time for guided reflection, silent contemplative walking and listening to God’s presence within yourself and nature. Starting from Ferny Creek Reserve in the Dandenongs, we walk two loops. In the morning via quiet country […]

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Ferny Creek Recreational Reserve, Cnr Clarkmont & Hilton Rds
Sassafras, VIC 3787 Australia
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What is God asking of me? Weekend Discernment Retreat

If you ever wonder what God may be asking of you? Come and join us as we explore ways of discerning the voice of God speaking to us at the core of our being. God […]

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Community of the Holy Name Spirituality Centre, 40 Cavanagh St
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
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Quiet Time in the Bush, Kew VIC

Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile.  Mark 6.30 "There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face".  Pope […]

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Jesuit Social Services Bush Hut, 110 Studley Park Road
Kew, Vic 3101 Australia
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Australian Ignatian Trail

Four walking days (six nights) Tuesday evening 8 October – Monday morning 14 October These ‘camino’ experiences provide an opportunity for encountering Ignatian Spiritualty, discerning and listening to God’s presence in Nature. Step aside from everyday […]

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South Australia, SA Australia
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Ignatian Silent Directed Retreat – Melbourne VIC

The JISA Campion Team warmly welcomes all who seek a time of rest, contemplation, prayer, and discernment, in these Ignatian Silent Directed Residential Retreats.   Your retreat includes accommodation, all meals, spiritual accompaniment, facilitation, and […]

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Community of the Holy Name Spirituality Centre, 40 Cavanagh St
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
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Quiet Time in the Bush, Kew VIC

Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile.  Mark 6.30 "There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face".  Pope […]

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Jesuit Social Services Bush Hut, 110 Studley Park Road
Kew, Vic 3101 Australia
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Quiet Time in the Bush, Kew VIC

Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile.  Mark 6.30 "There is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face".  Pope […]

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Jesuit Social Services Bush Hut, 110 Studley Park Road
Kew, Vic 3101 Australia
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Soul Journey – Weekend Retreat

This live-in weekend retreat invites you to ponder the words of Jesus ‘Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis’.  Matthew 11:28 […]

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Community of the Holy Name Spirituality Centre, 40 Cavanagh St
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
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Come and Rest Retreat Day

A retreat day especially for you, a spacious time to come and rest. Your retreat will begin with an introduction to the theme of the day. There will be times of silence for reflection on […]

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JISA Campion – VIC, 99 Studley Park Road (Enter via Hodgsen St)
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Australian Ignatian Trail 2025

2025 dates to be confirmed Four walking days (six nights) Seven walking days (nine nights) These ‘camino’ experiences provide an opportunity for encountering Ignatian Spiritualty, discerning and listening to God’s presence in Nature. Step aside from […]

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South Australia, SA Australia
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Online Retreats

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life – AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

What is God inviting me to? Nourishment – Discernment – Clarity – Freedom Deepen your relationship with God, nourish your ongoing prayer life and discern God's will for you. The full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola […]

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Erromeria Self-Guided Online Pilgrimage

Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia invites you to Erromeria – a virtual pilgrimage with Ignatius. Erromeria is Basque for a ‘festive pilgrimage’ and Ignatius came from the Basque region of Spain. Erromeria was created to celebrate the “Ignatian Year” a […]

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I am a Tree of Life Online Retreat 2024

Welcome to this beautiful online retreat. Created for IM23 I am a Tree of Life, now available as an online retreat experience – over eight Monday nights leading up to and during Season of Creation this year. Spiritual […]

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3 to 8 Day Individually Guided Retreats – Online

Are you seeking a contemplative space of prayer and reflection? A space to find stillness, rest and renewal? A time to stop and listen to God’s whisper of love? The following guided online retreats will […]

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Online,

3 to 8 Day Individually Guided Retreats – Online

Are you seeking a contemplative space of prayer and reflection? A space to find stillness, rest and renewal? A time to stop and listen to God’s whisper of love? The following guided online retreats will […]

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Online,

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99 Studley Park Road, Kew VIC 3101