Intellectual Life

Fr. Adolfo Nicholas, Superior General of the Jesuit has spoken against the “globalization of superficiality” that is, the technology-driven trend towards dealing with people and issues in a light or trivial way. In response, The Cardoner Project seeks to deepen and broaden minds, just as it fosters deeper relationships of service and community. More than just the study of books, this our distinctive way of thinking challenges the status quo and underpins responsible, leaders of the future committed to depth. The Cardoner Project runs events to stimulate deeper conversation around ideas, be it as seminars, or more casual reading groups, or ‘Long Table Nights’ with guest speakers. Everyone is welcome, regardless of faith or lack thereof, just so long as they seek depth.

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>>

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>>

Residence Programme

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


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>>


In 2013, the Jesuits acquired the old bank building on the corner of Broadway and City Rd in Chippendale. This established Jesuit House, the first tangible home and headquarters for The Cardoner Project. MORE>>