What We Do
As Jesuits and Companions we strive to do what Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) and his first companions strove to do through his Spiritual Exercises.
The Spiritual Exercises offer simple steps to prioritise our desires, to find God in inner peace, and to begin to respond to God’s invitations. The Spiritual Exercises offer ways to meet God in the here and now, to become aware of God’s mercy in our lives, God’s freedom, and God’s Spirit, and to feel what God is asking of us.
The Spiritual Exercises inspire persons to reach out to others in different ways: especially the separated, the broken, the failures, the unfree, and those living without hope. Through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Spirituality each person discerns the invitation God gives and receives strength to live it generously.
Centres of Ignatian Spirituality
Our Centres of Ignatian Spirituality in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and Jesuit College of Spirituality are working together and sharing their expertise to bring you a national approach to our programs.
Our National Website offers you the opportunity to enjoy a greater variety of retreats and access to facilitators and spiritual directors from across Australia. As you browse through this National Website and the National Booklet, you will see that CIS team members offer similar retreats in each state. This gives you the option of choosing a retreat at the location and time convenient to you.
For information on the cost of a retreat or program, contact the relevant CIS. Our Centres are not-for-profit organisations and the suggested donation enables us to cover costs. Anything above this recommended donation makes it possible for us to subsidise those who cannot afford a full donation - it is the policy of our Centres that nobody be excluded from a retreat or program due to cost.
We appreciate your ongoing support and invite you to spend time with us, making space in your life for your spiritual journey.