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
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.
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