The Examen: Prayer in Real-Time

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In the Examen we encounter a God who is active in our day. Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, explains that the Examen is prayer in real-time. Listen to him speak in the audio clip below.

Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, is the author of Reimagining the Ignatian Examen.


  1. Thanks Fr. Mark. Finding God in all things and in all places looks really real. Saint Ignatius – Pray for us.

  2. Let me first introduce myself I’m Louisa and I live in Okinawa, Japan. I’ve always been interested in understanding the Examen -Ignatian spirituality but the obstacle that always hinders me is that I find it difficult as to how it works in one’s life. I find it at times intellectual which I think I’m wrong now as I listened to you.
    But today, as I had this opportunity which normally I won’t be able to do. I felt the Examen is contemplation in a sense of union with my God who encounters me in all what I do everyday? Correct me if I am wrong
    By the way, I bought your book many years ago ” God’s voice within” and sorry to say I haven’t really delve into it more. Now I feel the Holy spirit is pushing me to renew my love for him again.


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