Examen for Families

January 11, 2012

Without realizing it, it seems the theme of this week is about families, faith, and children.  I was directed to this older post on dotMagis titled, “The Examen for Families”.  As a huge fan of the Examen myself, I am interested in trying this version as a family and with my kids. 

1. For what time or event today are you most grateful (thankful/happy)?

2. For which moment are you least grateful?

3. How did you show love today?

4. What was one time your actions or behavior were negative or you withheld showing kindness?

 5. Briefly give thanks for this time of reflection and sharing and for God teaching each of you to be more loving.

For the rest of Cynthia Kirk’s comments and suggestions on how to do this with young children ….

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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