A Guided Examen

Every day at 2:05 p.m., students at Strake Jesuit High School in Houston pause and pray an Examen. This is the audio that leads everyone through the prayer, along with a slideshow.

Previous articleCompass Points Winners
Next articleBiker Dad
Jim Manney
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 What Matters Most and Why. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


  1. I enjoy and look forward to the Strake Examen audio but for some reason I’m not able to access it anymore. Is there a technical issue or am I doing something incorrectly?

  2. I today’s world and life we must stop and start our day with the Examen so that we place ourselves in the presence of God to guide our everyday life to serve others and live our faith

  3. I am a senior at Creighton Univerity and found this site researching the travels of the first Jesuits traveling the Silk Road in Afghanistan ( I lived there for three years Specail Operattions ). This site will become a daily stop as it has opened my eyes to really see my life and to not just look at it hurriedly like an unwanted reading assignment.

  4. Thanks. I am draw to the Jesuits. I feel it’s the Lord Father, Son Jesus and the Holy spirit. What do you suggest? Thank you. Laurie Nagy

  5. I agree with Peter, this website is a gift from God! And Michelle, almost three years after you posted it, thank you for the directed prayer, just what I was looking for!

  6. Thank you for this prayer. I have attended retreats where Ignatius prayers and type of meditations was explained. I thank you very much for reviving my spirit and renewing my faith. Marai


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here