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The Daily Examen is a contemplative prayer led by memory. During and Examen, one reflects on the current day, focusing on memories from events of the day as a way of recognising God's Devine Presence.
How to Pray the Daily Examen
'The Daily Examen is a powerful prayer developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. It encourages us to look at our day and reflect how God is speaking to us in our experiences and emotions. ..'
A Method of Making the General Examen
'Ignatius once said that the most abominable sin he could imagine was the sin of ingratitude. He knew that an awareness of God’s goodness and generosity is the foundation of our relationship with God. Once we recognize God’s goodness, we spontaneously feel gratitude...'
The Daily Examen
'The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience...'
St Ignatius - the creator of the Daily Examen
The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola
'July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away on this day in the year 1556...'
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
'The prayer of the daily Examen originated in 1522 when St. Ignatius of Loyola began writing the Spiritual Exercises...'
How to Pray: Daily Examen
'St. Ignatius believed this method of prayer would help us develop discipline, ask for God’s grace, and see how God works through us and among us daily...'