Resources for the Examen

Looking to pray the Jesuit Examen each day? Conversations Magazine offers website ideas to guide you through your own daily Examen process. Many of these were featured in our own articles in the "University Engaging its Location" edition. 

Ignatian Spirituality provides information on how to make the Examen part of your day, variations on the Examen, reflections on praying the Examen, and a handout (found on many AJCU school websites.)

Gonzaga University offer a PDF which provides a concise explanation of each of the five steps in the Examen.

Xavier University's document provides different versions of the Daily Examen including an annual Examen and an Examen for Managers and Parents. .

Creighton University's documents provide examples of simple questions you can ask yourself during each step of the Examen. Loyola University New Orleans too offers some helpful and simple questions.

Creighton also offers a short reflection on the Examen with a student focus which includes 3 videos at the end to help guide individuals through the practice.  

Why even do a daily Examen? Marquette University weighs into the conversation to guide us on what makes the Examen important to our daily lives. 

Gonzaga University  Includes the My Examen Prayer to be said during the daily Examen.

Web Exclusive: The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and the Ignatian Solidarity Network developed an Ecological Examen to help reflect on our impacts on the earth each day. 

The cover photo is featured courtesy of Judith of the Flickr Creative Commons