This afternoon, retreat guests will gather for a “Making All Things New” retreat with presenter Paul Gallagher. This retreat is generally held twice per year at our Center and is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. (Click here to learn more about the January dates.) We can all learn from these exercises that focus on the mind, body and spirit. It’s a powerful prayer practice that can deepen your spirituality. Let’s take a quiet moment to pray the Daily Examen from St. Ignatius today.

Daily ExamenSt. Ignatius retreat
Thanksgiving:
What am I especially grateful for in the past day?
The gift of another day?
The love and support I have received?
The courage I have mustered?
An event that took place today?

Petition:
I am about to review my day; I ask for the light to know God and to know myself as God sees me.

Review:
Where have I felt true joy today?
What has troubled me today?
What has challenged me today?
Where and when did I pause today?
Have I noticed God’s presence in any of this?

Response:
In light of my review, what is my response to the God of my life?

A Look Ahead:
As I look ahead, what comes to mind?
With what spirit do I want to enter tomorrow?