examen

One of the many small details that make up the bigger picture of daily novitiate life is when we are invited to pray the Examen. This takes place twice daily, one around midday and the other before bed, thus providing a neat Ignatian framework within which we set our lives as novices.Prior to arriving at the novitiate I was aware of the Examen and, trying to be a good candidate to the Society, I attempted to build it into my daily life with limited success. I found it a useful exercise in...
The EXAMEN is a way to look back over your day to say thank you for the things which have gone well and sorry for the things which have not. By doing it each day, you will become more aware of what God is doing in your life. People who use this prayer often find that their lives just get better.First start by finding stillness. Allow yourself to relax and just do the minimum it takes to be here. Shut your eyes if it helps. Gently listen to all the sounds around you. Try to capture each one.Now...
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has become the latest area of the world to be reached by Sacred Space, the interactive website for guided prayer developed by the Jesuits in Britain and Ireland. From this month, it is accessible in the version of Chinese characters introduced by Mao Zedong in script commonly used across the country, facilitated by UCAN, the Union of Catholic Asia News.Sacred Space is much loved around the world,” said Father Michael Kelly SJ, Executive Director...
For St Ignatius, the loving God is very active in our lives, seeking to heal us and bring us closer to Him and to one another. He encourages us to enter the Gospel scenes with the help of our imaginations and thus get to know Jesus personally whom we can trust and say anything to. We open up ourselves to Him so that He we can see and hear Him. This enables us to recognise Him more deeply in our everyday lives. Life and prayer become integrated, prayer making more sense of life and life being at...