The Ignatian Examen is a spiritual treasure that has helped countless people become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives. The Missouri Province of Jesuits has produced podcast reflections for you to prepare during the season of Advent for Christ’s birth.
Longing for the Lord: an Advent Examen links the Ignatian Examen with another treasure of Church tradition, the O Antiphons from the Liturgy of the Hours for the week before Christmas. The O Antiphons give us a way of looking at Jesus and finding the events in his life that speak to us. On these pages you will find some simple aids to prayer that will help you sustain a mood of eager expectation as the Advent season builds towards Christmas.
Ready to start? Listen to Jesuit Father Joseph Tetlow as he explains in a simple fashion how to do the basic Examen and then offers a deeper explanation of how to keep using the Examen and apply it to Advent.
Beginning on Dec. 17, there will be special prayers each day, based on the O Antiphons. Links will appear at the top of this page that you can use individually or as a family to join the Church worldwide in its Advent prayer.
Please visit the Missouri Province of Jesuits website for the full podcast reflections and transcripts.