Examen – Week 3

Examen – Week 3

Daily examen

God In All Things

This is Week 3 of Desires of the Heart, a 10-week series on Ignatian spirituality and prayer. The text below is meant to companion the audio teaching and meditation.Click play and feel free to follow along. You may also download a PDF this week’s “handout” here.


“Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.”
– Luke 2:19


B ACKGROUND
St Ignatius of Loyola said that the Examen is the most important prayer we can pray even if it’s all we do. Jesuits are asked to pray the Examen twice daily. This prayer comes right from the Spiritual Exercises and can be adapted to individual need and preference. The purpose of the Examen is to help us become more aware of God’s active participation and invitation in our daily lives and be an exploration of how we respond. It’s turns reflection into prayer.

Ignatius’ Version

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Who You Are: Moana’s Call to Discernment

Who You Are: Moana’s Call to Discernment

This is why I love animated films.
They seem simple but have deep meanings and life lessons.
As the new year has started, it’s great to go within and listen to our inner voice to find our true self.

God In All Things

moana-logo(Mild spoilers) Disney’s new animated film Moana presents the struggles of finding and living one’s True Self. Moana is a young girl in line to be chief of her island home, Motunui. It is an island that provides all they need. The bay provides fish, the island’s resources provide food and materials to build and create, and the people fulfil their ordained roles. The gods are providing for them abundantly and their happiness is there on the island. And Moana will help continue this pattern as the eventual new chief. This beauty and order in the opening scenes paints perfection. It might even be a reminder to us that God always provides abundantly. But for the Motunui people, the island has become a kind of false security, an attachment. They find no need to go beyond the reef that surrounds their home. “The island gives us what we need / And no one leaves,”…

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Kids & Hurts

All parents wish we could protect our kids from life’s hurts.
We hurt when they hurt.
If we could carry their pains, and spare them from the hurts,
we would. I would.
But we know these pains can only make them stronger.
And their life could only get better after every challenge.
Lord, please protect our beloved children and heal their hurts.
Make their heart full of Your love, that they may seek & glorify only You.
May they know that we are one with them in their hurts,
silently praying for them to be healed.
May they have acceptance
And surrender to You knowing they will never be alone, with You by their side..
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