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Loyola CIS - Norwood, SA

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Tel: 08 8364 3834
Fax: 08 8364 3750

Wayne Brabin, Director
137 William Street, Norwood SA 5067


Loyola Sprituality Centre is Ignatian in character. The Centre has developed through the combined initiative of lay people involved in the spirituality ministry in Adelaide and the Jesuits. This collaborative approach is at the heart of the way the Centre operates, develops and presents its programs and retreats.

Loyola finds its deepest sense of identity linked with the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. The mission of the Centre is to make Ignatian Spirituality and its insights accessible to people in today’s world and assist them to open themselves fully to the experience of God’s action in their lives.

The Loyola Centre is co-located with St Ignatius Parish, Norwood with the majority of live-in retreats at the Jesuit Retreat House at Sevenhill. The Centre also conducts some retreats and programs at St Joseph Retreat Centre, Aldgate.


Loyola Spiritual Directors

Wayne Brabin (Director) is married with four grown up children and has an extensive human resource and human development background. He is a Companion in the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, is experienced in Ignatian Spirituality, and is an experienced retreat guide and spiritual director. Wayne’s particular interest is in adapting the Spiritual Exercises in all forms for men, for parishes and for others ‘on the margins’.

Judy Backstrom is a trained spiritual director with a background of working with people with anxiety disorders. She has worked with people using creativity and images to assist with their transofrmative journey, and has a particular interest in accompanying people ‘on the margins’.

Stephanie Brabin is a trained spiritual director, an experienced retreat director and a giver of the Spiritual Exercises. She has a background in pastoral care and a particular interest in accompanying others on their spiritual journey. Stephanie is the coordinator of the Arrupe Spiritual Direction program in South Australia.

Jan Sobotta is a trained spiritual director and experienced retreat guide and is also involved with the Arrupe program in South Australia. She has a special interest in offering Retreats in Daily Life in parishes and communities, as well as individually guided retreats. She is also a giver of the Spiritual Exercises.

Julie Tranfa is married with three children and is currently training as a spiritual director in the Arrupe program. She has been involved in many aspects of parish ministry and Ignatian Spirituality programs. She has a particular interest in nourishing those who are searching to deepen their faith.

Outreach Team: Pauline Connelly, Tim Deslandes, Janet Edwards, Frank Fahy, Sr Lianella Girardi RSJ, Sr Cynthia Griffin RSM, Sr Mary Harvey RSM, Jasmine Linke, Sr Bernadette Marks RSM, Patricia Marriott, Deidre McInnerney, Anne Maloney, Sr Mary Mutlow RSM, Barbara O’Halloran, Margaret Oomens, Dawn Sullivan, Helen Thacker, Sr Elaine Treagus RSM, Margaret van der Linden, John van der Linden, Dulcie Wong, Jeff Wright.

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