Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Weekly Examen

Often called the quintessential Ignatian prayer, the 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.


Every Thursday from 3-3:30 p.m.!


Located in the Alumni Memorial Chapel.


Flor Paniagua-Peart at mfpaniagua-peart@loyola.edu.

Student Testimonials:

Nick, '20: "Going to the Weekly Examen is such an awesome part of my week. By Thursday, I'm usually super busy―and super tired. The Weekly Examen offers me a rare moment of stillness and clarity to reflect on my week: the highs, the lows, and what I can do differently in the future. On top of that, it's very relaxing. Self care is very extremely to me, so attending the Weekly Examen is an easy way to check that off on Thursdays."

Elisabeth, '20: "I love the Weekly Examen because it offers a great way to center myself at the end of what is usually a busy week. It gives me a set time to reflect and be attentive to the times that I have seen God at work in my week."

Jack, '23: "I have a tendency to let life pass me by all too quickly. I fail to step back and displace myself to see God in the hustle and bustle of college life. The Examen allows me to take time to pause and reflect on where I can see God through the common, ordinary, unspectacular flow of everyday life that will help me to experience a sense of liberation and freedom."