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    What the Examen Has in Common with Sports Commentary

    As I was writing the Olympics post, it struck me that the Examen prayer has much in common with sports commentary. One version of the...
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    The Examen: Alive in the Present Moment

    Our examen teaches us, above all, to live in the present. Our days typically unfurl in frenzied preoccupation with the next meeting to attend,...
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    Examen for Working with Marginalized Students

    The Examen is a traditional method of prayerful awareness that is a bedrock in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. It’s a short, easy way...
    Examen for the Year of Mercy

    Examen for the Year of Mercy

    Thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is making its way through the Year of Mercy. During this time, we look for ways to...
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    Another Examen Video

    A community of Christian youth workers released this video version of the Examen prayer. The text on each screen guides the reader through the...
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    Discover Unwanted Sprouts through the Examen

    In the spring, we plant seeds, but we also notice all kinds of plants sprouting without any help from us. Right now, we have...
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    Reimagining the Examen App

    Readers of this blog may already be familiar with Reimagining the Ignatian Examen. We’ve featured flip books based on the popular book of the...
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    Examen Video from Loyola Academy

    Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, shares a five-minute video leading viewers through a simple Examen. For more resources on the Examen, try the Reimagining the...
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    Where Did That Come From?

    This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.From out of nowhere, my phone rings. I check the number. One of...
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    Examen Video from Creighton

    We recently featured a video from Creighton University’s Division of Mission and Ministry on contemplation. Today, Kyle Lierk, Creighton University’s director of Campus Ministry,...