Learning to Pray the Examen

Commenter Michelle suggests that readers who are interested in learning to pray the Examen might listen to this audio of a guided Examen produced by the British Jesuits.

If you are interested in this most essential Ignatian prayer, browse the Examen material listed on this page of IgnatianSpirituality.com. Try this video from St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco. The California Jesuits have produced another excellent guided Examen in audio format. You’ll find short handouts here and here. Then there’s my favorite article on the Examen, “Rummaging for God: Praying Backward through Your Day,” by Dennis Hamm, SJ.

Do you have anything to add?  Use the comments to make suggestions or share your own experiences praying the Examen.

About Jim Manney 780 Articles

Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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