This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure.
In speaking about the Examen as a prayer we keep making, Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, explains that the Examen is a way of keeping focus in our spiritual lives, or “making progress,” in Ignatian terms.
He explains that it’s crucial to begin with thanks for the gifts of now, like a good cup of coffee or a family member finding a new home. Then, after seeing how God has turned to us, how are we going to turn to God?
Fr. Tetlow also talks about the Gifts Examen.