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    Examen

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    The MicroShifts Examen

    Author Gary Jansen recommends approaching personal transformation by making “small change in the way you look at the world or in the way you...
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    On the Examen

    This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. I first encountered the Daily Examen—the five-step prayer of St. Ignatius, which aims...
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    How the Examen Made Me Smile at the Mailbox

    My son recently developed a new fascination with the mailbox. “Mom, how do I get a letter from me to someone else?” he asked...
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    Wisdom Story Examen

    We are quite accustomed to hearing wisdom sayings, such as those found in the book of Proverbs or what we look for in a...
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    The Wisdom App

    Have you heard about the app that turns you into a happier, more grateful person, that makes you feel more balanced and peaceful, and...
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    An Examen for Times of Illness

    Physical illness, whether chronic or acute, can render us too distracted and exhausted to keep up with normal activities, among them prayer. Not only...
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    Reviewing the Feelings of Our Day

    Reviewing the events of our day, either to thank God or to know our sins, is familiar enough. Reviewing the feelings that those events...
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    The Light of Grace Is Always Shining

    A couple of afternoons a week, I bring my work to a local coffee shop. It gives me a chance to get out of...
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    The Awareness Prayer

    This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. What does it mean to “find God in all things”? We’re all familiar...
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    An Examen at the End of a Relationship

    When significant relationships come to an end, whether due to geographic distance, drifting apart, or brokenness through conflict, we have the task of integrating...

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