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    The Steps of the Examen

    Today let’s explore the Examen through the lens of brief reflections pertaining to each step. The steps in this version of the Examen match...
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    Becky Eldredge Explains the Examen

    Becky Eldredge, dotMagis blogger and author of Busy Lives & Restless Souls, walks us through the steps of the Examen in this four-minute video....
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    Stop-Sign Examen

    It’s traditional to undertake the Examen in the middle of the day and just before bed, but for the last few weeks, I’ve found...
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    Dare to Look Inside Yourself

    Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, suggests the Examen as a tool to help us in daring to look inside ourselves. In explaining the steps of...
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    Not in Control

    This post is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Recently I used one of the versions of the Examen found in Fr....
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    The Examen Curbs Anxiety

    J. Michael Sparough, SJ, writes that “Cardinal Bernardin, the late, much-loved Archbishop of Chicago, once told a group of us priests that he was...
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    Social Media Examen

    Have you ever found yourself using social media, wondering: Why do I hesitate to read comments on a news article? Why am I stuck wondering...
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    Puzzle Pieces and the Examen

    Below is the text from the video, an excerpt from my new book, Busy Lives & Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find...
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    The Beatitudes Examen

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know about the Examen, a prayer designed to help a person make a daily review...
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    The Examen and Holiday Family Times

    This time of year brings many family gatherings. Have you thought about how prayer—specifically the Examen—can help you appreciate, grow, or heal your relationships? Andy...