• 9780824521851
Timothy M. Gallagher (Author)

The Examen Prayer

Ignatian Wisdom for Our LivesToday

Fr. Gallagher draws from real-life stories and his experience as a spiritual director to explain the core principles of the examen prayer: What is the examen and how can we begin to pray it? How…

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  • Title: The Examen Prayer
  • Subtitle: Ignatian Wisdom for Our LivesToday
  • Page Count: 192
  • Available Formats: Cd (9780824521851), Trade-paper (9780824523671), Epub (9780824549725), Mobipocket (9780824549763), Mp3 (9780824523251)
  • Trim Size: 1 x 1
  • Publication Date: 01/02/2017
  • Edition: CD
  • BISAC 2 : RELIGION / Christian Living/Spiritual Growth
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Cd (39.99), Trade-paper (19.95), Epub (15.99), Mobipocket (15.99), Mp3 (16.99)
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Timothy M. Gallagher (Author)

Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, is considered to be one of the greatest interpreters of the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. He is a popular retreat leader, an Ignatius scholar, and a lecturer. He is the author of several books, including Begin Again, Discerning the Will of God, The Examen Prayer, An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer, and Meditation and Contemplation. He lives in Boston. Daniel P. Barron, OMV, is a priest at Our Lady of Grace Seminary in Boston.

  1. A key tool in the process of ongoing discernment is the practice of the examen prayer which Fr. Gallagher discusses in The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today.  In five simple steps Ignatius helps individuals to be aware of the presence of God’s love at work in their lives and to grow in their loving response to it.  It is the examples of individuals endeavoring to live out the reality of the examen prayer in their own lives that add clarity to both the text and the practice.  It becomes clear in Fr. Gallagher’s book that a persevering practice of spiritual discernment helps us to gather the fragments of life into a pattern of greater freedom and hopeful living.
    --Gill Goulding, C.J., The Way
  2. The original text for this spiritual practice occurs in Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises.  Fr. Gallagher’s approach is to provide a careful explanation of it that is integrated with the experiences of a wide variety of people who try to practice it in their daily lives.  His profound understanding of the Ignatian principles themselves, combined with his thoughtful observations about the problems that individuals tend to encounter in their use, make for a wonderfully insightful and practical book that will make good reading for priests, retreat directors, those offering spiritual direction, and for anyone who is eager for a greater awareness of God’s action within one’s daily spiritual life.
    --Joseph Koterski, S.J., Homiletic and Pastoral Review
  3. Prayer life dull?  Lacking in something?  Can’t seem to articulate what?  Maybe what you need is The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today.  You don’t need to have done the examen before or even be familiar with the spirituality of St. Ignatius to find this book useful.  Our hearts yearn to grow in our relationship with the God who loves us. If you are looking for a deeper, more profound relationship, The Examen Prayer will give you the tools to deepen and enrich your prayer life, discerning his many acts of love throughout the day.
    --Elizabeth Yank, National Catholic Register
  4. This is a practical guide to implementing the daily practice of examen.  Individualization and flexibility are emphasized throughout this rich resource.  Highly recommended as an accessible and practical explanation of the examen prayer, and also for individuals seeking an introduction to or a renewed practice of the examen prayer.
    --Jean R. Bostley, S.S.J., Catholic Library World
  5. The Examen Prayer moves methodically through the steps of the examen, providing countless helpful illustrations.  This book provides the same excellent pragmatic value that characterized Fr. Gallagher’s The Discernment of Spirits.
    --E. Edward Kinerk, S.J., Spiritus

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