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Annual Examen

Annual Examen

Five simple steps to starting the new year on a more solid foundation. It’s hard to know where we are going if we do not fully understand where we’ve been. And 2020 gave us a lot to process! Ignatian spirituality invites us to look at our past with God’s help in order...

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The Examen: The Great Recalibrator

The Examen: The Great Recalibrator

We turn this week to how the Examen recalibrates our lives. Some of you have heard me tell the story of the day we moved a piano into our home.  Due to the moisture in South Louisiana, a piano is supposed to be placed on an interior wall.  The only interior wall in...

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The Examen: The Flexible Prayer Tool

The Examen: The Flexible Prayer Tool

Last week, we prayed an Examen over our year.  This week, we turn to the daily Examen. What is the Examen? The Examen is credited to St. Ignatius.  Ignatius’ own life experience taught him the value of reviewing his day with God’s help.  As we talked about in...

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The Examen: Examen Over the Year

The Examen: Examen Over the Year

It’s hard to know where we are going if we do not fully understand where we’ve been.  Ignatian spirituality invites us to look at our past with God's help in order to better understand where we are.  This process of reflection illuminates where we are now, and it...

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Cultivating Gratitude: The Examen

Cultivating Gratitude: The Examen

It’s the month of November, and I am sure many of you are hoping to foster an attitude of gratitude this month in preparation for Thanksgiving.  I think November’s focus on gratitude sometimes becomes so cliché, we forget the underlying value of why gratitude matters...

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