Have you been looking for a way to fit prayer into your daily life? Are you seeking a deeper connection to God? Would you like to go on a retreat, but don't have the time to get away? The Examen in Daily Life retreat offers the time and space for these things, in a location and schedule of your choosing. We'll give you tools and resources to pray with. No experience is required.
What is the Examen?
The Examen is a 500 year old prayer practice of reviewing your day in God’s presence to find where God was moving in our lives. As we look back, we see where God has blessed us in our lives, as well as the moments when things didn't go as we had hoped. We give thanks for the good and ask for forgiveness and healing for the difficult times. Having reflected on the previous day, we turn toward tomorrow and trust that God will be there for us again. St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, told his companions that if they prayed no other prayer during the day, to pray the Examen.
This retreat offers the chance to explore different versions of this prayer tool and see how you might want to incorporate it into your life.
When is the retreat?
The retreat runs Monday, July 20, 2020 through Thursday, July 23, 2020. There are set times for the opening and closing, but the rest is done in your own home, on your own schedule.
Opening Session: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 7:30-8:15 pm EDT Closing Session: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:30-8:00 pm EDT
Where is the retreat?
Wherever you'd like it to be! The opening and closing sessions will be on Zoom, but in between, you can do your prayer whenever and wherever you'd like. Take a walk, listen to an Examen podcast in your car, find a park bench. The great thing about the Examen is that it's infinitely flexible and can fit into your life in lots of ways.
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