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Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God? The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without. You can’t stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer. Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher and host Kris McGregor, of Discerning Hearts, as they explore the many aspects of this Daily Prayer of Discernment - The Examen Prayer!



Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”

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Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God? The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without. You can’t stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer. Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher and host Kris McGregor, of Discerning Hearts, as they explore the many aspects of this Daily Prayer of Discernment - The Examen Prayer!



Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”

    DPD1 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    DPD1 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 1 The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher – Serves as an introduction to the coming series and the Examen Prayer.  



    Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God?  The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without.   You can’t stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer.   

    As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    (translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)



    METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

    It contains in it five Points.

    First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

    OUR FATHER.



    Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

     

    For the other episodes in this series check out

    Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

     

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    DPD2 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    DPD2 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 2 The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher.   The First Step in the Examen Prayer:  Gratitude.  Taking time out of the day when our hearts are free to receive the Lord’s presence.  Prayer involves two persons in relationship…ourselves and God.  Then together with the Lord, we see what the gifts of love God have poured out upon us.  The key in this first step is not to look for our missteps (that may come later), but to look for the gifts and give thanks.

    As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    (translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)



    METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

    It contains in it five Points.

    First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

    OUR FATHER.



    Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

     

    For the other episodes in this series check out

    Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

     

    • 28 min
    DPD3 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    DPD3 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 3 The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher. The conversation continues on the subject of the first step in the Examen – GRATITUDE.   Why?  Because first, above all things, God is love.  So at the start of the prayer, we should recall the gift of love God has blessed us with that day and give Him thanks and praise and be concrete.  Fr. Gallagher offers examples of what that could look like.  Then the conversation begins the next step – PETITION.  Asking God to show you what see clearly the spiritual realities of that day.  

    As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    (translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)



    METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

    It contains in it five Points.

    First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

    OUR FATHER.



    Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

     

    For the other episodes in this series check out

    Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

     

    • 27 min
    DPD4 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    DPD4 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 4 The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher. The third step – REVIEW – this is point where the “Discernment of Spirits – the 14 Rules” and the Examen intersect.  With  God, we review the day. We look for the stirrings in our hearts and the thoughts that God has given us this day. We also look for those that have not been of God. IWe review our choices in response to both, and throughout the day in general.

    As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    (translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)



    METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

    It contains in it five Points.

    First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

    OUR FATHER.



    Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

     

    For the other episodes in this series check out

    Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

     

    • 27 min
    DPD5 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    DPD5 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 5 The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher.Fr. Gallagher continues to discuss the third step – REVIEW – which is where the “The Discernment of Spirits” intersects with “The Examen”.  Then we approach the fourth step – FORGIVENESS – which is what all the actions in the prayer are leading to.

    As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    (translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)



    METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

    It contains in it five Points.

    First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

    OUR FATHER.



    Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

     

    For the other episodes in this series check out

    Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

     

    • 28 min
    DPD6 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    DPD6 – The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Examen Prayer w/ Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Episode 6 The Daily Prayer of Discernment: The Ignatian Wisdom of the Examen Prayer with Fr. Timothy Gallagher.Fr. Gallagher continues to discuss the fourth step –  FORGIVENESS.  Then we approach the fifth step – RENEWAL – which is how we move forward after our encounter with God in our prayer.

    As outlined from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    (translated from the autograph by Fr. E. Mullan, S.J.  1909 in the public domain)



    METHOD FOR MAKING THE GENERAL EXAMEN

    It contains in it five Points.

    First Point. The first Point is to give thanks to God our Lord for the benefits received.Second Point. The second, to ask grace to know our sins and cast them out.Third Point. The third, to ask account of our soul from the hour that we rose up to the present Examen, hour by hour, or period by period: and first as to thoughts, and then as to words, and then as to acts, in the same order as was mentioned in the Particular Examen.Fourth Point. The fourth, to ask pardon of God our Lord for the faults.Fifth Point. The fifth, to purpose amendment with His grace.

    OUR FATHER.



    Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Fr. Gallagher is featured on the EWTN series “Living the Discerning Life:  The Spiritual Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola”.  For more information on books and audio available for purchase from Fr. Timothy Gallagher check out his website: www.frtimothygallagher.org

     

    For the other episodes in this series check out

    Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s “Discerning Hearts” page

     

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