Children and the Examen

Tim and Sue Muldoon write about using the examen as a way of cultivating children’s spiritual lives:

Why is it that dinner conversations frequently involve talking to our loved ones about what happened during the day? What is it about talking about past experiences that helps us form bonds of relationships? On some level all of us intuit a basic point: there is something about memory that is distinctive about the way we make sense of the world.

This is their second article about “Why Children Need Ignatian Spirituality.”  The first was about helping children use imagination in prayer.


  1. I agree with you, Lynda. These postings are helping me rethink how I spend my time with the grandchildren ( when I am not in the ‘chasing around” mode!) Already have some new thoughts and ideas.
    Thank you to the Muldoons and also to Jim Manney for posting these articles.

  2. These articles by Tim and Sue Muldoon give me lots to think about regarding conversations with my grandchildren. I need to be more intentional. Thank you.


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