Resources for The Daily Examen

The Daily Examen is a method of prayer that Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises. He considered it the most important thing a person could do each day. It takes only a few minutes. A contemporary adaptation of Ignatius' teaching broadens the traditional "Examination of Conscience" (preparation for confession) into the "Examination of Consciousness." As presented by Creighton University theologian Dennis Hamm, S.J., this prayer has five steps: (1) Pray for light to understand and appreciate the past day. (2) Review the day in thanksgiving. (3) Review the feelings in the replay of the day. (4) Choose one of those feelings (positive or negative) and pray from it. (5) Look toward tomorrow.

The Daily Examen

Adapted Examens for:

  1. A Better Day Tomorrow - Diana Rischmann
  2. Am I Prepared? - Greg Smith
  3. The Examen: A Daily Prayer
  4. God's Love - Jeff Edwards 
  5. God's Presence - Debra Mooney, PhD
  6. In the Moment -  Cindy Dulaney 
  7. Love in my Life - Joseph Feldhaus 
  8. Matthew 25: An Ignatian Examen - Michael Graham, S.J. 
  9. My Blessings - Jeff Coleman 
  10. My Examen - Heidrun Schmitzer
  11. My Thoughts - Melissa Baumann 
  12. Renewing My Mind - Megan Martin
  13. The People I Have Met - Gary Massa
  14. To Become More Loving - Ellen Hurst
  15. In Caring for Others - Ashley Henkes
  16. A Daily Examen - Kathleen Flanagan
  17. An Ignatian Daily Examen - Xavier University Center for Mission and Identity
  18. Being PresentMary Kochlefl
  19. Insights - Katherine Miefert
  20. Daily ExamenRussell Lacey
  21. Finding God in All Things - Jesuits
  22. Self Reflection - Lifang Wu
  23. Learnings - Dr. Kelley Mills
  24. Challenges - Dr. Leah Busam Klenowki
  25. Emotions - Dr. Morrie Mullins
  26. In the Midst of ChaosNezam Al-Nsair, PhD, RN
  27. Mindful Living- Dr. Thilini Ariyachandra
  28. To Whom Much is GivenSamuel Terry


  1. A Faith that Does Justice- Aaron Meis 
  2. For Connectedness - Debbie Van Kuiken
  3. For White Allies - Ignatian Solidarity Network
  4. Happiness - Lisa Jutte
  5. Leaders - John Kucia 
  6. Managers - Paul Brian Campbell, S.J.
  7. Humanists - Christian Sheehy
  8. NonbelieversSamantha Devereaux
  9. Parents - Greg Carpinello 
  10. Teaching and Learning - Niamh J. O'Leary 
  11. The End of a Day of Work - Steve Storck 
  12. Work (Account-based Marketing Specialist)- Layla Helton
  13. End of Work- Greg Christopher
  14. Times of Anxiety and Depression - Erin Rousch
  15. An Examen of Our Pandemic Year - Rev. Abby King-Kaiser
  16. Building Leadership - Justin Link
  17. Institutional Connection and History - Debra Mooney, PhD
  18. Peace & Justice - Jenny Tighe
  19. Illness and Pain - Dr. Miti von Weissenberg
  20. Sustainability/ Connection to the Living World/Laudato Si’ – Dr. Debra Mooney


  1. A Pilgrimage - Becky Cull
  2. For the Week- Wendy Maxian
  3. For the Year - Debra Mooney, PhD 
  4. Ecology - Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.
  5. Diversity - Debra Mooney and Cheryl Nunez
  6. For Committee Teamwork during COVID19 - Debra Mooney, PhD
  7. A Presidential Inauguration - Debra Mooney, PhD
  8. Preparation for an Ignatian Pilgrimage - Leslie Rasmussen
  9. For an Ignatian Pilgrimage- Dr. Max Buot

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