Prayer for Finding God in All Things: The Daily Examen of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.
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47 pages
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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."


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  • 5
    "The Quintessential Ignatian Prayer"

    Posted by Joan L Roccasalvo on Jun 27th 2019

    The most important thing about this edition is its power to transform the daily lives of those who are committed to praying it. I am told that for every situation and event, there is a discerning response embedded in the texts. Passages seem to jump off the page to respond to every occasion. They tell me that doing the examen keeps them young, fresh, and on their toes. They are able to discern their lives in light of their faith. They find that their experience is the raw material for finding God in all things and for finding all things in God. Living in God's presence brings them to wise every day decisions. I don’t claim any credit for all the good it’s doing. I just marvel at the grace it has been for so many.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    real happy

    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

  • 5
    Wonderful book

    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!

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    Scripturally based Examen

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 3rd 2016

    I appreciate the quick response and timely receipt of the books.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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.