This year on Youth Friday and Youth Sunday, the Youth Ministry Team is giving everyone in the diocese, the young people and the adults, a small gift. A gift you can take with you wherever you are and take that opportunity to connect to God. It is the gift of prayer.
This prayer is called The Examen. We didn’t invent The Examen. It’s an ancient form of prayer by an order of priests called the Jesuits, the same one that Pope Francis belonged to when he joined the priesthood.
What we are about to share is an adaption or version of The Examen. It may not be the one with which some of you may be familiar or one that can be found in many published prayer books. This Examen is a version, we thought, for beginners like many of us who are exploring the idea of prayer.