The Jesuit Way is a way to check your spiritual progress.
St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness with the daily Examen.
Reflect on the events of the day so that you are aware of God's presence in your life.
Review the day with gratitude
Walk through your day with an awareness of God’s presence and recognize its joys and delights.
Pay attention to your emotions
Reflect on the feelings you experienced during the day. What is God trying to tell you?
Choose one event from the day and pray about it
Look toward tomorrow
Ask God to give you direction for tomorrow's challenges.
End by having a conversation with Jesus
St. Ignatius encouraged people to talk to Jesus like a friend.
You can ask Jesus
Do all this in the spirit of gratitude.
Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556) was a Spanish knight from a noble family who became a priest in 1537, and founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In 1539, Ignatius drew up a Formula for the new order, by which Jesuits have been governed ever since.
He was dominated all his life by a desire to imitate Christ. His Spiritual Exercises are a series of reflections, examinations of conscience, and prayers, grouped according to a traditional set of four steps leading to mystical union with God.
Wk 1 Consider the purpose of your life and your relationship to others
Wk 2 Consider sin and its consequence
Wk 3 Consider events in the life of Jesus
Wk 4 Consider the suffering and death of Jesus
Wk 5 Consider the joy from Christ's resurrection
Wk 6 Consider God's love for you and your response
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