Lenten Devotion for March 13, 2023

In the practice section of today’s devotion from Good Courage, the writer suggests doing an “Examen” of the past week, to reflect on the times in the past week you felt, or did not feel the presence of God with you. That’s something I’ve often recommended, in my spiritual direction work.

The Examen was developed by Ignatius, a former soldier who became a priest in the 16th Century. He founded the order of monks and priests called the Jesuits- they’re the ones with S.J. at the end of their names, for Society of Jesus.

There are many places online to learn about the Examen. Here’s a link I found on the Baylor University Spirituality page:


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