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The Examen Prayer

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Timothy M Gallagher

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Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today

Let the gentle words of the beloved Father Timothy Gallagher lead you to the renewal and solace that the Examen prayer offers. Real-life examples and Gallagher’s profound understanding of Ignatius’s journals and recommendations make the prayer an accessible and illuminating resource for those seeking God’s love and guidance.

Practice of St. Ignatius’s Examen prayer originated in the 16th century and continues to nourish the spiritual practice of seekers of many faiths. In fact the popularity of Ignatius’s spiritual exercises is growing worldwide. This authoritative and comprehensive guide walks the reader through the five steps of the prayer: gratitude, petition, review, forgiveness, and renewal, and explains how each step can bring the fruits of the prayer into our lives.

A much sought-after retreat leader, scholar, and lecturer, Fr. Timothy Gallagher elucidates the saint of Loyola’s text and makes Ignatius’s advice abundantly practical and useful. Written in a clear, up-to-date style and addressing modern day issues like addiction and troubled relationships, this important book will help you lay the groundwork for a life of integrity and fulfillment.

Topics include:
Discernment
Desire
Forgiveness and Letting Go
Our Image of God
Initiative for the Future
Freedom of the Spirit
Contemplation
Journaling
Courage
Spiritual Consolation
Surrendering to Love