The Daily Examen of St. Ignatius, derived from The Spiritual Exercises, is a 10 to 20 minute prayer that should be undertaken at least once a day. The Examen is designed for restful contemplation, and this version is adapted to the demands of contemporary life. Prayer for Finding God in All Things includes a Foreword by Avery Cardinal Dulles, diverse quotations from the Scriptures as well as distinguished spiritual writers, and a selection of possible closing prayers. Dulles writes, "[T]his booklet can be a godsend. Following the true spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Sister Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. shows how the daily examen, moving beyond conventional moralism, can contribute to a loving relationship with God and blend into a prayer of trustful gratitude."
Gratitude for Sr. Joan
Posted by Peter Collins on Apr 11th 2017
Her guide to the Examen has greatly helped me. The background that she brings to the Examen proper has enriched me. I say no more; I am a follower of Ignatius' way for only 1-1/2 years, and thus a neophyte.
We are buying copies to give to our friends.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 10th 2017
so glad this gem is still available - mine was old and worn out. ordered more to share with friends
Posted by Unknown on Jan 16th 2017
This prayer guide is a handy and helpful tool for prayer, and I use it regularly. I encourage others who are interested in deepening their prayer life to buy it!
Perfect for Contemplation
Posted by A on Oct 10th 2016
This is a key part of my daily prayer. It's easy to see why so many people have enjoyed this book - - its a useful and practical guide to praying the Examen on a daily basis. Thanks to Sister Roccasalvo for her wonderful contribution to Ignatian spirituality.
Scripturally based Examen
Posted by Unknown on Oct 3rd 2016
I appreciate the quick response and timely receipt of the books.
Great prayer guide
Posted by Suzanne Marutollo on Oct 3rd 2016
I was introduced to this book in the last 2 years, and it has become an important part of my daily prayer. I find myself amazed at how different chapters and quotations speak to me at different times. As a mother of a young son, I am very busy, but this book is a perfect way to end my day in prayer. I treasure the writing and wholeheartedly recommend it to others.
Excellent resource for prayer
Posted by Joseph Marutollo on Oct 3rd 2016
As a recent graduate of a Jesuit university, I try to pray using the Ignatian examen method on a daily basis. This book is critical to my daily prayer, and it is a wonderful resource for "contemplatives in action." It is a book I use regularly, and its size is perfect for reading on a train in the midst of a busy commute. I am very grateful for Sr. Roccasalvo's useful chapters and prayer guidance. The book is a tremendous resource for anyone hoping to improve their prayer life.