As a spiritual community, members of ‘Companions’ have an opportunity to gather together monthly via Zoom to spend some time in God’s presence to share prayer and quiet reflection.

These gatherings are held on the second Friday of each month at 9.30am (AEST) for 1 hour.  Prior to each gathering, members are provided with a reminder and details of the Zoom link.  Any enquiries can be directed to Terry Fanning:


All of the Professional Development opportunities for Companions members during 2024 will be offered at no individual cost to members.

The following Professional Development opportunities are a part of the Arrupe student formation program and have been offered to Companions members by Michael Loughnane, Arrupe Program Coordinator.  All sessions will be on Zoom and the times indicated are AEST. Reminders will be sent out to all members the week prior to each session and will include details of the Zoom link.


Wednesday April 24, 5.00pm-7.00pm

The Dynamics of the Four Weeks of the Exercises (Part 1)

A study of the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises & how to accompany through each phase.
First Week – being a wounded lover
Second Week – Helping exercitants to walk with Jesus
Iain Radvan SJ & Micheál Loughnane


Wednesday May 1, 5.00pm-7.00pm

The Dynamics of the Four Weeks of the Exercises (Part 2)

Third Week – being with people in suffering; walk with them in love … a place of ‘unknowing’ and trust
Fourth Week – how to negotiate the experience of joy.
Iain Radvan SJ & Micheál Loughnane


The following Professional Development opportunity is being jointly facilitated by the Arrupe Program, JISA and Companions. (Further details will be made available closer to the event)


Saturday September 21, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Mystagogical Approach to the Spiritual Exercises

Javier Melloni SJ (Manresa, Spain)