Examen Prayer Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today

ISBN-10: 0824523679
ISBN-13: 9780824523671
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
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Description: The first book to explain the popular Christian practice of the examen prayer. Fr. Gallagher takes us deeper into the prayer Ignatius of Loyola believed was at the center of the spiritual life, showing how relevant it is today.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company, The
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The first book to explain the popular Christian practice of the examen prayer. Fr. Gallagher takes us deeper into the prayer Ignatius of Loyola believed was at the center of the spiritual life, showing how relevant it is today.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Spiritual questions
A practical book
Experiencing the examen
An Outline of the Examen
Desire
Discovering the Examen
A journey of thirty years
The deepest desire of the human heart
Learning about the examen
A Day with Ignatius
A gradual growth
The day begins
The Mass
A time of spiritual desolation
The problem
The answer
Assaults ... and a firm response
"Is it really possible to live this way?"
Practice
First Step: Gratitude
"The highest grace and everlasting love of Christ our Lord"
An experience of gratitude: A day with Jean
Confirmed in God's love: A day with Tom
The practice of step one: Gratitude
Second Step: Petition
"It is all about something that God does"
Asking for light and strength: A day with Ellen
Praying for assistance: A day with Bob
Seeking the wisdom of the Spirit: A day with Rita
The practice of step two: Petition
Third Step: Review
What Ignatius reviews
What we review
A walk with the Lord: A day with Don
An experience of discernment: A day with Susan
The practice of step three: Review
Fourth Step: Forgiveness
Forgiveness and relationship
Our image of God
"Love bade me welcome"
The practice of step four: Forgiveness
Fifth Step: Renewal
Looking to the future
Spiritual growth: A day with Joan
Choosing commitments: A day with Kevin
In the midst of turmoil: A day with Elaine
The practice of step five: Renewal
Flexibility
The examen and the individual
In the freedom of the Spirit
Creative fidelity
Conditions
The General Setting of the Examen
The importance of the setting
Spiritual accompaniment
Examen and our life of prayer
Developing the contemplative capacity
The Specific Setting of the Examen
Beginning and concluding the examen
"Where can I pray the examen?"
"Do I have time for the examen?"
Journaling and the examen
Periodic renewal in the examen
Courage
Examen and the Courage to Love
"I am sent to count your footprints"
Beginnings
The wounds of the heart
Examen and Surrendering to Love
Spiritual consolation and spiritual desolation
Letting go
"Love needs no cause outside itself"
Fruit
Examen and the Community
The fruit of Ignatius's examen
The fruit of our examen
Discerning awareness throughout the day
Examen and life together
The Examen and Choices
"I come to do your will"
Progressive clarification
Finding God in all things
Notes
For Further Reading

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