Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Ignatian Examen

Saint Peter’s College is one of twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the only one in New Jersey. Since 1872, Saint Peter’s College has offered a university education based on the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, service and faith. Dedicated to providing a high quality and affordable Jesuit education to our students, the College offers an extensive scholarship program and the second lowest Jesuit tuition rate on the East Coast.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, knew that the body, mind and spirit could be uniquely nourished in educational institutions. A critical component of his spirutality was a type of prayer simply called the Daily Examen or the Ignatian Examen. The basic idea is to take a close look at one's day - the triumphs and trials, the good and the bad, and see where God fits in. Lent is a wonderful time to develop practices of reflection and introspection. The video below, produced by the California Province Jesuits, shares experiences with the prayer.

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