The Awareness Examen

The FCJ Christian Life Centre, Calgary, Canada, has just published a video where staff member Sr Ann Marie fcJ shares the 5-step awareness examen, key to Ignatian spirituality

The Awareness Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

Listen to Sr Ann Marie Walsh fcJ as she shared the 5-step awareness examen that St Ignatius practiced. (Click here to view the video).

1. Become aware of God’s presence.
2. Review the day with gratitude- Gift of Today
3. Reflect on the day
4. Express praise, thanks, and sorrow to God.
5. Ask God’s help for tomorrow.