In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Conversion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the International Ignatian Ecospiritual Conference in 2022 will seek to encourage a deeper “ecological conversion” through a contemplative immersion experience in Nature in different parts of the world that will lead to reconciliation with Creation.

Central to Laudato Si is the notion of ‘integral ecology’: a new paradigm for justice “which respects our unique place as human beings in this world and our relationship to our surroundings” (LS, §15). The 2022 International Ignatian Ecospirituality Conference is an opportunity to explore our sacred interconnectedness with all creation through mindful encounters with nature, reflection, authentic listening and prayer.

The program features a mix of local and international speakers including Sherry Balcombe (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria), Fr Quyen Vu (Provincial of the Society of Jesus Australia), Dr Lesley Hughes (Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) and Dr Peter Saunders (Spiritual director and organiser of the Being with God in Nature Ministry).

Event Date

Monday 25 April 2022, 5.30pm
– Saturday 30 April 2022, 5.30pm