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David Seitz, OFS

Rebuilding the Church, continuing the call to St. Francis of Assisi. How can we as individuals continue the mission of Francis and become Heralds of the Great King?

The Examen: Part 1 of 5   Ask God to Send His Spirit
Jul 3 2022
The Examen: Part 1 of 5 Ask God to Send His Spirit
In this episode we introduce the "Examen".  Developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, (1471-1556), the Examine is a part of the spiritual exercises.  The practice of a daily Examine is part of the formation and life of those in the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits.  The Exame  consists of 5 parts:  1. Ask God to send his Spirit 2. Give thanks for the day 3. Review the day 4. Ask for forgiveness 5. Pray for the next day  In this episode, I discuss Step 1, Asking God to send the Holy Spirt.  I talk about 12 aspects of the Holy Spirit that lend themselves to our Examen.  While these 12 are not all encompassing of the Holy Spirit, I believe they give a good understanding of what the Holy Spirit can bring to help us make a good and thorough Examine of our day.  1. A Spirit of Life 2. A Spirit of Glory 3. The Spirit as Comforter 4. A Spirit of Wisdom 5. A Spirit of Truth 6. A Spirit of Revelation 7. A Spirit of Right Judgment 8. A Spirit of Prophecy 9. The Spirit of the Father 10. The Spirit of Christ 11. A Spirit of Holiness 12. The Spirit as Advocate  You may not practice the Examen daily, as to the Jesuits, however, even a weekly, or monthly Examen is worth the effort as it will help you orient your life towards a life centered on God.  May the Lord grant you His peace.  David Seitz, OFS david@tauministries.com  www.tauministries.comWant to learn more?  Check out the book The Spritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola: With Points for Personal Prayer From Jesuit Spiritual Masters  by Fr. Sean Salai, S.J.For a more in depth study of the Holy Spirit Check out the book, The Sanctifier: The Classic Work on the Holy Spirit  Support the show