Spiritual, Intellectual, Residence & Leadership Programmes

The Cardoner Project aims to lay the foundations for a deeper grasp of the relationship between faith and reason. These programmes move to action through a number of ongoing projects including: Weekly Student Mass, Retreats, First Spiritual Exercises, Long Table Talks, Reading Groups and Apostleship of Prayer.

Intellectual Life

The Cardoner Project seeks to deepen and broaden minds, just as it fosters deeper relationships of service and community. MORE>>

Spiritual Life

The Cardoner Project facilitates spiritual development in multiple ways. Mass in the evening is offered at the Bellarmine House Chapel, which all are welcome to attend. MORE>>

Residence Programme

Bellarmine House is the residential program of The Cardoner Project and is based on the top two floors of Jesuit House. MORE>>

Leadership & Mentoring

This is an area of high priority for The Cardoner Project. Helping to form leaders for a more just and Christ-centred society is what we are about.  MORE>>


Faith in Jesus Christ is what grounds and orients the entire work of The Cardoner Project. It gives life to the Church of which we are living parts. The motto of The Cardoner Project is 'mihi vivere Christus est' which translates from the Latin as 'for me to live is Christ' from chapter two of Saint Paul's Letter to the Philippians. While some of those young people who engage in the various programmes offered by The Cardoner Project may be of little or no faith, it is nonetheless crucial that we not lose our own focus as squarely set on Jesus Christ and His Church.


The Cardoner Project is an initiative arising from the Australian Jesuits call to mission as “companions for a faith that does justice”.  The focus of The Cardoner Project is to support young Old Boys of St. Aloysius’ College in their spiritual formation and their ongoing commitment to a life of service. The Year of Service volunteer placements are one of a number of activities which come under this project. MORE>>

Our Projects

From the central location of Jesuit House in Chippendale, The Cardoner Project has been able to involve itself in a number of local volunteering opportunities. MORE>>

Our Projects Abroad