The Examen with Fr. James Martin, SJ

The examen is an ancient prayer practice that enables you to find God in your daily life. Our podcast is based on a technique that St. Ignatius Loyola outlined in the "Spiritual Exercises," his classic manual for prayer. Each week Fr. Martin will provide you with a new reflection and guide you through the examen prayer.

Religion & Spirituality
Spirituality
Christianity
1501
4th Tuesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 4th Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Easter, as I mentioned last week, is a whole season.  Because it takes us a while to celebrate the...
17 min
1502
4th Monday of Easter
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. Easter, as I mentioned last week, is a whole season.  Because it takes us a while to celebrate the Resurrection.  You know, one reason was probably so hard for the...
17 min
1503
4th Sunday of Easter
A new reflection for the 4th week of Easter will be added on Monday. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This makes sense, of course. The Easter event, that is, the Resurrection...
17 min
1504
3rd Saturday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This...
17 min
1505
3rd Friday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This...
17 min
1506
3rd Thursday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This...
17 min
1507
3rd Wednesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This...
17 min
1508
3rd Tuesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This...
17 min
1509
3rd Monday of Easter
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. Easter, as one of my Jesuit friends always reminds me, is not just a day, but a whole liturgical season. This makes sense, of course. The Easter event, that is, the Resurrection of...
17 min
1510
3rd Sunday of Easter
A new reflection for the 3rd week of Easter will be added on Monday. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be forgiven for not believing the other disciples when they reported that...
17 min
1511
2nd Saturday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be...
17 min
1512
2nd Friday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be...
17 min
1513
2nd Thursday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be...
17 min
1514
2nd Wednesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be...
17 min
1515
2nd Tuesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be...
17 min
1516
2nd Monday of Easter
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. I tend to think that Thomas’s nickname, “Doubting Thomas,” is pretty unfair. I mean, Thomas could be forgiven for not believing the other disciples when they reported that they...
17 min
1517
2nd Sunday of Easter
A new reflection for the 2nd week of Easter will be added on Monday. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole liturgical season. For the next 50 days, until Pentecost, technically...
17 min
1518
1st Saturday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole...
17 min
1519
1st Friday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole...
17 min
1520
1st Thursday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole...
17 min
1521
1st Wednesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole...
17 min
1522
1st Tuesday of Easter
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Easter. New reflections will be added every Monday. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole...
17 min
1523
1st Monday of Easter
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. Happy Easter! And, by the way, you can say that every day for the next few weeks, because Easter is a whole liturgical season. For the next 50 days, until Pentecost, technically...
17 min
1524
Easter Sunday
A new reflection for the first week of Easter will be added on Monday. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem, and continues all...
17 min
1525
Holy Saturday
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the Holy Week. New reflections will be added every Monday. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant...
17 min
1526
Good Friday
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the Holy Week. New reflections will be added every Monday. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant...
17 min
1527
Holy Thursday
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the Holy Week. New reflections will be added every Monday. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant...
17 min
1528
Wednesday of Holy Week
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the Holy Week. New reflections will be added every Monday. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant...
17 min
1529
Tuesday of Holy Week
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the Holy Week. New reflections will be added every Monday. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant...
17 min
1530
Monday of Holy Week
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. This is the holiest week of the Christian calendar. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem, and continues all the...
17 min
1531
Palm Sunday
A new reflection for Holy Week will be added on Monday. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times now, which has been a real surprise, since I never thought I would ever...
17 min
1532
5th Saturday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 5th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times...
17 min
1533
5th Friday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 5th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times...
17 min
1534
5th Thursday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 5th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times...
17 min
1535
5th Wednesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 5th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times...
17 min
1536
5th Tuesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 5th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times...
17 min
1537
5th Monday of Lent
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. A few weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with a group of 100 pilgrims. I’ve been there several times now, which has been a real surprise, since I never thought I...
17 min
1538
5th Sunday of Lent
A new reflection will be added on Monday. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of Easter, but also some inevitable disappointment about your Lenten spiritual practices....
17 min
1539
4th Saturday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 4th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of...
17 min
1540
4th Friday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 4th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of...
17 min
1541
4th Thursday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 4th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of...
17 min
1542
4th Wednesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 4th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of...
17 min
1543
4th Tuesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 4th Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of...
17 min
1544
4th Monday of Lent
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. Lent is drawing to a close. For Christians, that means not only is there some anticipation for the celebration of Easter, but also some inevitable disappointment about your Lenten...
17 min
1545
4th Sunday of Lent
A new reflection will be added on Monday. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves spiritually for Easter. But how many of us actively do things to prepare? In...
17 min
1546
3rd Saturday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves...
17 min
1547
3rd Friday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves...
17 min
1548
3rd Thursday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves...
17 min
1549
3rd Wednesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves...
17 min
1550
3rd Tuesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 3rd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves...
17 min
1551
3rd Monday of Lent
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. We’re deep into Lent now, a time of spiritual preparation. Many of us give things up in order to prepare ourselves spiritually for Easter. But how many of us...
17 min
1552
3rd Sunday of Lent
A new reflection will be added on Monday. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something about sin that entirely changed my way of looking at it. In the New Testament, he said,...
17 min
1553
2nd Saturday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something...
17 min
1554
2nd Friday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something...
17 min
1555
2nd Thursday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something...
17 min
1556
2nd Wednesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something...
17 min
1557
2nd Tuesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 2nd Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something...
17 min
1558
2nd Monday of Lent
Because today is Monday, we have a new reflection for the week. One of my theology professors in graduate school—Father James Keenan, a Jesuit priest—once told me something about sin that entirely changed my way of looking at it. In the New...
17 min
1559
2nd Sunday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent....
17 min
1560
1st Saturday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent....
17 min
1561
1st Friday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent....
17 min
1562
1st Thursday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent....
17 min
1563
1st Wednesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent....
17 min
1564
1st Tuesday of Lent
We'll continue to use the same reflection and examen for the rest of the 1st Week of Lent. New reflections will be added every Monday. I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent....
17 min
1565
1st Monday of Lent
I’m not sure if you’re Christian or not, but for most Christians this is the period of the year known as Lent. And if you know nothing else about Lent, you probably know that people give things up. And in general, that’s a noble practice. In...
17 min
1566
The Week of Ash Wednesday
Lent is a popular time to make resolutions. And that’s all to the good. A resolution may be a way to embrace what Jesus asks us to do in the Gospels, which is to live more loving lives. Actually, the word Jesus used, at least in the Greek New...
17 min
1567
Welcome to The Examen with Fr. James Martin, SJ
We've been hard at work preparing a new prayer podcast for this coming Lenten Season. The examen is an ancient prayer practice that enables you to find God in your daily life. Our podcast is based on a technique that St. Ignatius Loyola outlined...
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