An Advent invitation to pray the Examen daily

Pope Francis is constantly nudging us to live discerning lives.

To be discerning is essential if we are to:

  • be missionary disciples
  • be a missionary Church
  • read the signs of the times and respond with the mind and heart of Christ
  • be a listening Church, a synodal Church, a collaborative Church and a co-responsible Church

We live in a world and a church that needs us all to be the best disciples we can possibly be – as individuals and as a community.    

One ancient practice that can help us develop the art of discernment is the Examen. 

So this Advent you are invited to pray the Examen daily.  Advent is a time to wake up, to watch, to listen, to discern the Word of God.  Hopefully praying the Examen daily will help us do just that!  Imagine who we might be by Christmas and in 2018 if together we pray the Examen daily this Advent.

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Louise Gannon rsj is the Diocesan Manager of Worship and Prayer.