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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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    The Examen of the Future

    The Examen is part of our tradition. Usually thought of in terms of St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises, it has emphasized watching sins and failings....
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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...