Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience that’s tailored to your needs and mood. Each Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer, guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty. Choose an Examen that matches your current state of being, or pray that day’s scheduled reflection.
Reimagining the Examen, created by Loyola Press, is based on Mark Thibodeaux, SJ’s best-selling book, “Reimagining the Ignatian Examen,” which offers flexible and adaptable versions of the Examen. Begin the app experience today to invite grace, gratitude, and insight into your daily life.
What is the Examen?
St. Ignatius of Loyola created the Examen to be a very short prayer that can be prayed at any time. In the Examen, we review our recent past to find God and his blessings in our daily life. Ignatius would say that the Examen should be the most important moment of our day, because this moment affects every other moment.
How Do I Pray the Examen?
There are five simple steps to the Examen, which this app leads you through:
1. Relish the moments that went well and all of the gifts you have today.
2. Request that the Spirit lead you through your review of the day.
3. Review your day.
4. Repent of any mistakes or failures.
5. Resolve, in concrete ways, to live tomorrow well.
This version (1.22) contains updated audio settings and enhanced display for iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is wonderful--Simple to use with many varieties to fit your mood or day. It helps keep me focused on the posts of the examen especially out in public where it is harder to pray (or when my mind is especially "frisky"). It's a button to push when the need to do something on my phone is there. I've even handed it to my teens on occasion when I could tell they were bored--they liked it! Thank you!
This app draws me closer to God!
My college age son told me about this app and I’ve been using it for about a year now. I love it! It draws me closer to God and helps me mature and discuss life with Him. I usually use it at the end of the day, around 4 or 5:00. Thank you for making this app! I have also made an app (called I Deserve a Donut and other lies that make you eat) so I know how much work it is! I appreciate you guys!
A fine app, very nicely done.
If you choose to USE it, however, it becomes an AWESOME leverage to move you praying along in a fantastic way.
I highly recommend it to anyone in any flavor of Christianity.
Update: after 1 year w/o a cell phone, this was the 1st app I installed. Sooo nice to have it back. It's even better when I use it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.