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    An Examen at the End of a Relationship - words next to purple flowers

    An Examen at the End of a Relationship

    When significant relationships come to an end, whether due to geographic distance, drifting apart, or brokenness through conflict, we have the task of integrating...
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    The Steps of the Examen

    Today let’s explore the Examen through the lens of brief reflections pertaining to each step. The steps in this version of the Examen match...
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    Stop-Sign Examen

    It’s traditional to undertake the Examen in the middle of the day and just before bed, but for the last few weeks, I’ve found...
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    Applying the Examen to Praying the Stations of the Cross

    In a National Review interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez about his new book Station to Station: An Ignatian Journey through the Stations of the...
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    The Examen Curbs Anxiety

    J. Michael Sparough, SJ, writes that “Cardinal Bernardin, the late, much-loved Archbishop of Chicago, once told a group of us priests that he was...
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    The Beatitudes Examen

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know about the Examen, a prayer designed to help a person make a daily review...
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    Four Ways the Examen Helps in Discernment as a Couple

    In recent posts, I shared a process of discerning as a couple and also five ways the Examen can support us in our marriage....
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    Five Ways the Examen Can Play a Role in Marriage

    I remain thankful for all who taught me Ignatian spirituality. It is not only the spirituality that guides my relationship with God, but it...
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    The Money Examen

    Who knew that St. Ignatius, aside from being a battlefield warrior, a prolific letter-writer, and a spiritual genius, also left wisdom for financial situations?...
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    The Examen Can Change Your Life

    Karen Beattie writes at Aleteia’s For Her about “The Daily Prayer That Can Change Your Life,” which happens to be the Examen. At the time,...