The Examen: Introduction

The Ignatian Review of the Day The Examen, or Review of the Day, was a daily prayer included by St Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. It offers a practical help to become more attentive to God’s presence and activity in our daily life, finding God in all things, noticing the patterns of our interaction with God in our experiences.

The Examen is a good prayer for busy people - it takes only ten minutes at some point in the day – bedtime, before breakfast, at lunch. It is perhaps the most important ten minutes in the whole of the day! It is asking God to show us moments of the day that God invites us to pay attention to. Use the next audio session to practise praying an Examen.

Examen: Introduction
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