effects of the Examen

Seeing Goodness and Grace – Ignatian Spirituality – Spiritual Article

This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Toilet paper? Tax bills and late payments? Finding God in all things isn’t always easy. The Examen helps me see goodness and grace. To get me started, I use a formula learned from a holy friend: God, I come before you, knowing you love me and cherish me, enlighten and guide me. I embrace you, oh God. You live and grow in me. With these words I invite…

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The MicroShifts Examen – Ignatian Spirituality – Spiritual Article

Author Gary Jansen recommends approaching personal transformation by making “small change[s] in the way you look at the world or in the way you live your life,” a practice he calls MicroShifting. While the practice can be applied to many different areas of life, Jansen has come up with the MicroShifts Examen. He explains: Though Ignatius suggests we perform the Examen before we retire for the night, I recently decided to MicroShift the prayer into all parts of my daily…

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