Exploring the Examen: A Webinar with Ignatian Friends

Exploring the Examen: A Webinar with Ignatian Friends - panelists pictured: Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, Jim Manney, Paul Mitchell, and Becky Eldredge

St. Ignatius Loyola taught his followers that the most important moment of their day was the time set aside to pray the daily Examen. He firmly believed these few moments spent with God affect every other moment of our day and enable us to recognize God in our daily living. To help in our understanding of this 500-year-old practice, we’ve gathered a panel of experts in Ignatian spirituality for a webinar exploring the riches of the daily Examen. Our panelists are:

  • Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ
  • Jim Manney
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Becky Eldredge

Exploring the Examen
A Webinar with Ignatian Friends
September 12, 2023

About Our Panelists
Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, has served as novice director, spiritual director, and high school campus minister. He has authored many popular books on prayer and spirituality, including Reimagining the Ignatian Examen. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he serves as pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church and School.

Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Examen). The founding editor of the dotMagis blog, he and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Paul Mitchell cares full-time for his young sons and writes in the service of lay formation. He taught in Uganda, Chicago, Boston, and Egypt, and studied theology at the University of Notre Dame and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He is the author of The Examen Book.

Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer who helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life. She is the author of Busy Lives & Restless Souls. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband and three children.

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  1. Thanks from England. Enjoyable and thought provoking. I particularly appreciated the help in using the tools to extend the Examen to go deeper than I have been experiencing.
    God bless

  2. I have been searching for how to get started with the Ignation spiritual practices. I just now saw the Exploring the Examen. I missed the time for the Webnar but I was hoping I could get a link to the recorded webnar. I would really like tp get acquainted with the Ignatian Spiritual Practices. I also would like to know if there is a group near me that I might join to learn more.

    • Maureen, you may watch the recording now embedded in the post above. As to a local group, try asking a local retreat center or parish for what’s available in your area. And subscribe to dotMagis using the form in the sidebar (desktop view) or below (mobile view) to receive regular updates from us here at IgnatianSpirituality.com.

      Denise Gorss
      IgnatianSpirituality.com Editor

    • Katherine, below the “Check your time” link, there should be a brief registration form within the post above. If the form isn’t appearing for some reason, please try a different browser or device.

      Denise Gorss
      IgnatianSpirituality.com Web Editor

  3. I would like to join but I am Kenya, the time difference is too much. But I would be grateful to get a recording of the seminar. Thanks!
    Sr Leonor

    • Vivien, the “Check your time” link in the post above and in your confirmation message should help you figure out the time difference. And if you can’t join us live, sign up anyway to receive the recording after the event.

      Denise Gorss
      IgnatianSpirituality.com Web Editor

  4. I am not a Catholic, however, during COVID, I began reading a great deal about Benedictine and Ignatian practices. Since then, I have been blessed to begin receiving spiritual guidance from a director who has suggested I look the Examen. I am looking forward to learning more about this spiritual discipline!


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