Loyola University’s Examen Retreat is a silent weekend retreat in the spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Often called the quintessential Ignatian prayer, the Daily Examen is a priceless tool of self-awareness and a crucial aid to discernment. Ignatius was convinced that even a few minutes of prayerful reflection on the events of one’s day could open our eyes to the action of God in our daily lives – and open our hearts to respond in humility and gratitude.
The retreat will “break open” the elements of the Examen prayer through a series of guided reflections, periods of quiet personal prayer and daily spiritual conversation with a retreat chaplain.
This retreat, in the Christian and Catholic tradition, is open to Loyola faculty and staff, alumni, graduate and undergraduate students of all faith traditions.