Holy Grounds Part II: The Examen

March 19, 2012

Another short clip from my talk at Holy Grounds, this part on my favorite prayer: The Examen. I learned to pray the Examen 8 months after Hurricane Katrina, and it helped me name God at work despite the suffering I witnessed.

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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  1. Jean Wise

    Great overview of examen. LIke you, I have found this prayer to be significant in nourishing my spiritual walk. I thought I would have difficulty finding something each day to be grateful for and would easily find something I was NOT grateful for. God surprised with the opposite. Often I am asleep before I get to the second question and am overwhelm at all the blessing God sent that day. Thanks for a great blog too. I enjoy your writings

    • Becky Eldredge

      Thanks, Jean! I could not agree more…the Examen always helps me see God in something in my day….quite amazing!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting.


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