Reimagining the Ignatian Examen: Fresh Ways to Pray from Your Day

Reimagining the Ignatian Examen: Fresh Ways to Pray from Your Day

by Mark E. Thibodeaux SJ

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Overview

Following the example of St. Ignatius, we believe that praying the Examen will lead to a better life. The 500-year-old daily practice of honest self-assessment and reflection is a founding principle of Ignatian spirituality. What we don’t know is if St. Ignatius ever felt like changing it up a bit. Jesuit speaker and author Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, is confident that St. Ignatius wouldn’t mind a little flexibility in his prayer. Join Thibodeaux as he guides you through new and unique versions of the Examen, totally flexible and adaptable to your life. In ten minutes, you can tailor your daily prayer practice to fit your personal and situational needs, further enhancing and deepening your meditation. Reimagining the Ignatian Examen—the only book of its kind—will lead you through a fresh and stimulating reflection on your past day, your present state of being, and your spiritual desires and needs for tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829442458
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 239,403
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, serves as novice director for Jesuits in formation and is an acknowledged expert on the topic of prayer and discernment. He is a well-known speaker and the author of Reimagining the Ignatian Examen, God's Voice Within, God, I Have Issues, and Armchair Mystic. He lives in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

The Most Amazing Prayer You've Never Heard Of vii

Some Tips before Getting Started xiii

The Examens 1

1 Traditional Ignatian Examen 3

2 Spiritual Freedom 5

3 Naming the Grace 8

4 A Particular Relationship 11

5 Hidden Inner Truths 14

6 Present or Absent? 18

7 A Shift in My Spirit 20

8 Am I Ready to Die Today? 22

9 An Interior Wound 24

10 Habits 27

11 Saving F.A.C.E. 29

12 Who Wore Gods Face Today? 32

13 Thoughts, Words, Deeds 34

14 My Emotions 36

15 Gratitude 38

16 Clinging? Avoiding? or just Right? 40

17 Praise, Reverence, Service 42

18 God, Others, Self 44

19 What Was Draining? What Was Life-Giving? 46

20 A Discernment 48

21 As T Do to the Least… 50

22 Repulsions, Inspirations, Desires 52

23 Aces and Deuces 55

24 Surprise! 57

25 Thank You for … Forgive Me for … Help Me with … 59

26 My Greatest Fear 60

27 "Who do you say that I am?" 63

28 Choose Life 65

29 Places, Things, Activities 67

30 Persons 70

31 Where Are You? What Do You Seek? 72

32 Past, Present, Future 74

33 The Hole in the Fortress Wall 76

34 Most Important Moments 79

Important Ignatian Terms 81

A Note of Thanks 87

About the Author 89

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