Ignatius’ Examen teaches us to engage daily in prayer and review the day. Ultimately, the Examen is an incredible tool for discernment. In a nutshell, it helps us become aware of what and who in our lives helps us give and receive love.
As we reflect on who and what helps us give and receive more love, we begin to name the gifts in our life, including people, places, certain aspects of our jobs, and hobbies. The Examen invites us to spend our time involved in things where we can give and receive love.
Reflect on the question: What helps me give and receive more love?
As I think about this, does this invite me to change certain pieces of my life?
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.