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An Ignatian Examen for Civic Life

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Tuesday, October 20 from 7:00pm - 7:30pm

An Ignatian Examen for Civic Life

With just two weeks before our next national election, we invite you to join us for a brief period of prayer and reflection, to ask God’s blessing on our country, to pray for discernment as we approach the polling places and voting booths, and to seek a spirit of humility and graciousness in the midst of contentious times.

The Examen is a tool gifted to us by Ignatius of Loyola used daily by Jesuits and others as a “check on our availability”. In a spirit of gratitude, we approach God to better understand the consolations and desolations present in our daily life and to ask for reconciliation and guidance in the time before us.

For this evening’s reflection, we will use the Ignatian Examen for Civic Life which was created by the staff of the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). ISN is a national social justice organization which connects students in Jesuit high schools and universities, members of Jesuit parishes, current and former Jesuit Volunteers, and others who work in Jesuit institutions or who care deeply for the “faith that does justice” (GC 32).

After a short introduction to the method and form of the Examen, we will pray the Examen together with short periods for private reflection.

We encourage those of any political affiliation, or not at all, to join in this brief period of prayer for ourselves and our nation.