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 U. theologian Dennis Hamm, SJ, 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.

Versions of 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 
  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


  1. A Faith that Does Justice - Aaron Meis 
  2. For Connectedness - Debbie Van Kuiken
  3. Happiness - Lisa Jutte 
  4. Leaders - John Kucia 
  5. Managers - Paul Brian Campbell S.J.
  6. NonbelieversSamantha Devereaux
  7. Parents - Greg Carpinello 
  8. Teaching and Learning - Niamh J. O'Leary 
  9. The End of a Day of Work - Steve Storck 
  10. Work (Account-based Marketing Specialist) - Layla Helton 
  11. End of Work - Greg Christopher 
  12. Times of Anxiety and Depression - Erin Rousch


  1. A Pilgrimage - Becky Cull
  2. For the Week - Wendy Maxian 
  3. For the Year - Debra Mooney 
  4. Ecology - Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.
  5. Diversity - Debra Mooney and Cheryl Nunez 


Video Guided Meditations

Featured Resources

                An Ignatian Journal

This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations,
and reflections. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.

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                      The Examen

The Examen, a prayer of awareness that Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises, helps one notice God's presence in our daily lives. This modern adaptation invites reflection upon five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection.

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          The Examen for Diversity

This adaptation of the Daily Examen helps one reflect on their experience with diversity with five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection.


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