Conversatio Divina

The Prayer of Examen

As you know, Converatio Divina features voices of authentic change and transformation that has stood the test of time. Our most featured sources come from ancient Christian spirituality, Ignatian Spirituality and, of course, Dallas Willard.

This week, we want to shine the spotlight on the Jesuit Institute of South Africa, who partner with Conversatio in providing an extensive training program for those spiritual directors who wish to receive training in offering the Spiritual Exercises. 

The Jesuit Institute South Africa is a ministry of the Society of Jesus. It specializes in training spiritual directors and directors of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Institute also offers retreats in various formats—3, 5, 8 days—and, the Spiritual Exercises in the 30-day and daily life format. A number of the staff publish regularly on Ignatian Spirituality and offer commentary on the Church and world through the lens of Ignatian Spirituality.

This week they offer us an introduction to and a brief guide through the Examen Prayer of St. Ignatius, both in video and in written word.

Prayer of Examen