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The examen is an ancient prayer practice that enables you to find God in your daily life. Our podcast is based on a technique that St. Ignatius Loyola outlined in the "Spiritual Exercises," his classic manual for prayer.

Each week Fr. Martin will provide you with a new reflection and guide you through the examen prayer.

The Examen with Fr. James Martin, SJ America Media

    • Spirituality

The examen is an ancient prayer practice that enables you to find God in your daily life. Our podcast is based on a technique that St. Ignatius Loyola outlined in the "Spiritual Exercises," his classic manual for prayer.

Each week Fr. Martin will provide you with a new reflection and guide you through the examen prayer.

    Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    We’ll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the week. New reflections will be added every Sunday.

    • 18 min
    Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

    Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

    We’ll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the week. New reflections will be added every Sunday.

    • 18 min
    Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

    Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

    We’ll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the week. New reflections will be added every Sunday.

    • 18 min
    Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

    Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

    We’ll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the week. New reflections will be added every Sunday.

    • 18 min
    Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    We’ll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the week. New reflections will be added every Sunday.

    • 18 min
    Memorial of Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr

    Memorial of Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr

    We’ll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the week. New reflections will be added every Sunday.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

C. J. Wolf ,

Great reflection before sleep

I love Fr. James and really enjoy his thoughts and his guidance through the Ignatian prayer. I agree that the chosen music is irritating at first, but I've listened long enough that it doesn’t bug me anymore.

S0182 ,

only downside is the music

Would have rated this 5 stars if the music was more ambient or if it was silent between speaking. Lovely guided examen though! Thank you!

lastpossiblechoise ,

The examine

I also find the piano music in the background too loud and distracting. I think either soft sounds of nature or silence would more suit this practice

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