AN IGNATIAN “EXAMEN” or REVIEW
A discernment of my Acceptance, my Awareness, or my Availability
towards growth in freedom of heart in all I do.
This way of making an Examen has three points.
My focus can be the past, but also the present, or the future.
It can be of any length from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
[Point 1] THANK
Thanking God in my life as Mystery, Word and Love.
Signing myself with a Cross, begin my Examen in conversation with God,
thankful for God’s presence and action in my life,
as Mystery beyond, Word around, and Love within me and my relations with others.
[Point 2] NOTICE
REVIEW the past day Accepting gratefully what has happened today.
“INVIEW” the present Becoming aware of my present mood or feeling.
PREVIEW the next day Being available and ready for what will be tomorrow.
Notice both my External and Internal Experiences, and God acting in both,
especially (1) What I desire and why? (2) What I desire to desire and why?
[Point 3] RESPOND
Renew my response to my Personal Vocation from God
to continue my part in the
Within the experience of my shared Christian Faith in God,
lived in Love for others, and in Hope for the future of our human lives.
For priests who completed the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life.