Rummaging for God: Praying Backwards through Your Day
By Dennis Hamm, SJ
Fr. Dennis Hamm, SJ, a scripture professor at Creighton University, calls the Daily Examen “rummaging for God.” He likens it to “going through a drawer full of stuff, feeling around, looking for something that you are sure must be there.” That’s an accurate description of what it’s like to pray the Daily Examen. We look back on the previous day, rummaging through the “stuff,” and finding God in it. We know he is there.
By George Aschenbrenner, SJ
Considered a classic. This is a reprint of the original 1972 article by Aschenbrenner exploring the how and why of practicing the Examen.
Reflection and Our Active Lives
By David L. Fleming, SJ
The tools and methods of Ignatian spirituality, particularly the Examen, instill in us habits of prayerful, thoughtful reflection.
A Method of Making the General Examen
Simple and clear explanation of the Examen, focusing on what Ignatius intended when composing it.
Based on an original article by Father George Aschenbrenner, SJ
This guide calls readers to take another look at the Examen through a consideration of the goal and shape of the prayer. It’s an abbreviation of an article by Aschenbrenner. The present format was prepared by Fr. John English and has been further amended by members of the British Province of the Society of Jesus.