Practice of St. Ignatius's Examen prayer originated in the 16th century and continues to nourish the spiritual practice of seekers of many faiths. In fact the popularity of Ignatius's spiritual exercises is growing worldwide. This authoritative and comprehensive guide walks the reader through the five steps of the prayer: gratitude, petition, review, forgiveness, and renewal, and explains how each step can bring the fruits of the prayer into our lives.
A much sought-after retreat leader, scholar, and lecturer, Fr. Timothy Gallagher elucidates the saint of Loyola's text and makes Ignatius's advice abundantly practical and useful. Written in a clear, up-to-date style and addressing modern day issues like addiction and troubled relationships, this important book will help you lay the groundwork for a life of integrity and fulfillment.
Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, is considered to be one of the greatest interpreters of the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. He is a popular retreat leader, an Ignatius scholar, and a lecturer. He is the author of The Discernment of Spirits: The Ignatian Rule for Everyday Life, The Examen Prayer, and An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
"A wonderful book. Fr. Gallagher's insights are refreshing and practical." —Charles M. Shelton, S.J., Ph.d. author of Achieving Moral Health
"A compelling use of personal practice and actual experience. This book will bless every serious reader." —Fr. George Aschenbrenner, S.J.