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 from Monday to Friday. As the heart of the House and also the whole of The Cardoner Project, the Bellarmine Chapel is a place of quiet prayer and reflection, again available to anyone who wishes to use it during the House’s opening hours, and to residents at any time. Moreover, group prayer sessions are held at the house, which can involve praying the Rosary, other devotions, and Ignatian contemplation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also offered from time to time, or by special request, for all who wish to attend. Further, spiritual retreats and leadership formation courses grounded in the teachings of Ignatius Loyola, will be conducted as part of the Cardoner project. Philosophical and theological discussions, sometimes with guest speakers are a part of the spiritual formation on offer. The basic point is that all of the goings on of The Cardoner Project, are centred on, and because of Jesus Christ. The Cardoner Project is a work of the Church and is always at the service of the Church.

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>>

Intellectual Life

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