Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, suggests the Examen as a tool to help us in daring to look inside ourselves. In explaining the steps of this foundational Ignatian prayer, Fr. Sparough tells us to pray from one or two dominant emotions:
Those are the feelings that you especially want to pay attention to—those that are shouting at us and then those that are cowering, that say, “Don’t look at me.” Those are the ones we want to bring to the Lord and pray about.
The video is an excerpt of a homily based on Mark 7:14–23.
Thank you Fr. Michael, for reinforcing the practice of “Atma Vichara” or “Self Enquiry” in our daily lives
A prayer time in action is when we joyfully befriend stranger in public
places. There,is the place where Jesus’ love abounds.
A beautiful and clear explanation of the examen. Thanks for sharing.
Yes thank you Father. That was a simple encouraging explanation – noted and now to put into practise.
Thank you Father quite beautiful. I’m new at this but I will do my very best to follow your 5 steps. I pray every day but never like this, thank you again and may the Holy Spirit help me.
Very helpful insights into the Examen and how to become a better listener to the Spirit.
Thank you Father, beautiful. . I need to remember this in my prayer time, each day….Christ’s blessings
Thanks Fr Mike. I’m quite an Examen novice and found your interpretation helpful.