Contemplative Prayer – An Examen Workshop inspired by St Ignatius of Loyola

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection in order to notice God’s presence, express gratitude for our blessings and discern guidance for the way forward. The Examen is a contemplative practice that comes from the spirituality developed by St Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th century.

St. Ignatius thought that the Examen was a gift that came directly from God, and it needed to be shared widely. One of the few rules of prayer that Ignatius made for the Jesuit order was the requirement that Jesuits ( a religious order foudned by St Ignatius) practice the Examen twice daily—at noon and at the end of the day. It’s a habit that Jesuits, and many other Christians, practice to this day and it can assist us in developing a spirituality of everyday life.

No prior experience needed. Limited places so booking required.This prayer session is hosted by the Brighton & Hove Centre for Spirituality as part of the Many Voices, One Spirit day at the Brighton Dome on Sunday 9 June. All are welcome.