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    What Gifts We Notice in the Examen

    How does a person develop a thankful heart? It starts with having an attitude of gratitude. The Examen is a powerful prayer tool to...
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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 Challenge of the Examen

    L. White, who blogs as the “Still Practising Catholic,” experimented with prayer journaling the Examen. She found it challenging to notice areas of her...
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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,...

    Football and the Examen

    I am a huge football fan. When my team is playing, I am dressed in team colors and cheering with great enthusiasm. I go...

    What the Examen Has in Common with Sports Commentary

    As I was writing the Olympics post, it struck me that the Examen prayer has much in common with sports commentary. One version of the...
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    The Examen: Alive in the Present Moment

    Our examen teaches us, above all, to live in the present. Our days typically unfurl in frenzied preoccupation with the next meeting to attend,...
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    Examen for Working with Marginalized Students

    The Examen is a traditional method of prayerful awareness that is a bedrock in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. It’s a short, easy way...
    Examen for the Year of Mercy

    Examen for the Year of Mercy

    Thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is making its way through the Year of Mercy. During this time, we look for ways to...