Canisius Centre of Ignatian Spirituality

02 9488 4524
102 Mona Vale Rd Pymble, NSW 2073

Who's Who At Canisius - Our Team


Mr Martin Scroope

Martin is married with three adult children. He taught for twenty one years in Jesuit schools holding several leadership positions. For the past thirteen years he was the founding director of the Loyola Institute, a centre for formation and leadership. He is the author of a number of works on Ignatian spirituality, education and leadership. He has worked with many Australian Catholic school communities, congregations and Jesuit institutions overseas.

Peter Beer sj
Peter Beer sj is a Lonergan scholar and specialises in giving 30-day & 8-day retreats especially to priests, as well as being an experienced spiritual director.

Sally Longley
Sally Longley is an experienced spiritual director and retreat leader with extensive cross-cultural experience. She is Hon. Assoc. Minister in her church, qualified in Theology and in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, a speaker at conferences and retreats of all denominations.
Anne Wakatama
Anne is mother of two adult children whom she raised as a single parent and has worked as a general practitioner for many years in rural NSW. She has had cross-cultural experience working in Africa and has also worked with Aboriginal people. She trained in spiritual direction at Loyola House and at Regis College in the University of Toronto. She is an experienced director in the Ignatian tradition and the Spiritual Exercises. She also enjoys giving workshops in spirituality.

Frances Tilly
Frances is a spiritual director and giver of the Spiritual Exercises. She is a member of the national team for the First Spiritual Exercises. She completed her formation in the Arrupe Program and is a Masters student with Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation, University of Divinity, Melbourne. Frances' background is in education and pastoral ministry. She has extensive experience in adult faith formation and accompaniment through the prism of Ignatian spirituality. She is married with three adult children.
Caroline Coggins
Caroline Coggins made the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and spiritual direction training at St Beuno's in Wales. She is an analytic psychotherapist, and a long time yoga teacher in the lyengar tradition. She is a convert to Catholicism and closely involved with St Canice's Parish at Elizabeth Bay. She has experienced the power of Ignatian spirituality to form people, bringing those who are touched by it into a personal relationship with God.
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