Centres of Ignatian Spiritualiy

Australian Centres for Ignatian Spirituality

Sevenhill CIS South Australia

Our retreat centre is in the middle of the oldest winery in the Clare Valley. It offers a unique place for prayer and contemplation. have 12 single rooms and three double rooms, with shared bathroom facilities. Other facilities include a large church, small chapel, a meeting room and dining room where all meals are fully catered.

Loyola CIS South Australia

The focus of Loyola CIS is to provide opportunities for people to reflect freely on how God is present in their lives and the world and to create space for an authentic response to that presence. To help us to do this we offer a variety of experiences bearing in mind ‘It is not much knowledge that fills and satisfies the soul but the intimate understanding and relish of things’ (St. Ignatius in the Spiritual Exercises).

Campion CIS Victoria

Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality is a place of hospitality, rest, welcome and prayer. During the year we offer 8, 6 and 3 day retreats with accommodation of 14 rooms, a chapel and dining room. A conference room allows for daytime programs. The garden on the property and the surrounding bush and Yarra river offer the opportunities for prayer and walks with seasonal changes. Our library offers a large range of books (ecumenical) on prayer and spirituality which can be accessed by those who live in. Campion CIS is also the home of Sentir which offers programs of formation in Spiritual Direction.

Canisius CIS New South Wales

Canisius was established in 1939 as a Theological College in the formation of Australian Jesuits. In the mid 1970’s it became a Retreat House with a focus on giving and training others to give the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. Today we warmly welcome all who seek a time of reflection, rest, spiritual conversation, contemplation and prayer, and in particular those seeking a deeper friendship with Jesus and a personal inner spiritual journey for engagement in the world.

Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality

Our focus is not religious services, but spiritual exercises and spiritual guidance for persons of different religions or of no religion, to develop their freedom and the interiority of their daily human experiences, to discern their beliefs, and for believers to explore their faith in God. The Faber Centre is in Brisbane, in the northern state of Queensland, Australia, in a beautiful forest setting at the foot of Mt Coot-tha, in Sir Samuel Griffith Drive which circles Mt Coot-tha overlooking Brisbane.

Jesuit College of Spirituality Victoria

Jesuit College of Spirituality is located in Parkville, Victoria. Jesuit College of Spirituality (JCS) is a work of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus and one of eleven colleges of the University of Divinity. Jesuit College of Spirituality’s units are run primarily in Parkville, Victoria. JCS specialises in the study of Christian spirituality, leadership and pastoral formation for ministry in the Ignatian tradition. As a post-graduate college, JCS also provides opportunities for research projects to the level of PhD.

Christian Life Community

Christian Life Community is an international lay organisation with 30,000 members in 60 countries, meeting regularly in small groups, formed in Ignatian spirituality. Ordinary people leading ordinary lives inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. The benefits of being a member of CLC include; experiencing the unique relationship God has with each of us, being part of an active supportive community of like-minded Christians, share the challenges of living and believing.

First Spiritual Exercises

We are an initiative of the Australian Jesuits and a Christian not-for-profit organisation. We are a team of lay people, religious and Jesuits creating a community of Givers and Receivers of the First Spiritual Exercises.

Companions In the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

Companions is the Australasian professional organisation for those trained to give the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola. It has members in every Australian state, in New Zealand and in several South East Asian countries. Companions aims to promote and encourage a Community of Consolation in the Ignatian tradition for givers of the Spiritual Exercises. In addition Companions is a body that registers those suitably trained to give the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and develops standards for this ministry.