ExamenVideos Video: The Five Steps of the Examen By dotMagis Editor Yesterday Becky Eldredge, author and speaker, shared her experience with the Examen. Today she and Paul Campbell, SJ, outline the steps of how to pray this popular prayer.
Thanks for a great video, I just wish that it was a bit longer than
I like the way you both make me think about how I should be with
god and how to find him in my day.
For anyone who has been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or who is new to it, anyone who finds themselves tongue-tied in the confessional (myself) the practice of the Examen is a good starting point. We grow accustomed to identifying the negatives and the positives of our responses and actions, so the soul searching is easier. When we can pinpoint our individual patterns of sinfulness, we can more easily confess them and be released from them. The flip side of the Examen is where we see our patterns of growth and blessings, so there we find the foundations to build upon. To coin a phrase, it’s a good thing!