Reimagining the Examen 4+

Loyola Press

    • 4.4 • 134 Ratings
    • Free



Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience that’s tailored to your needs and mood. Each Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer, guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty. Choose an Examen that matches your current state of being, or pray that day’s scheduled reflection.

Reimagining the Examen, created by Loyola Press, is based on Mark Thibodeaux, SJ’s best-selling book, “Reimagining the Ignatian Examen,” which offers flexible and adaptable versions of the Examen. Begin the app experience today to invite grace, gratitude, and insight into your daily life.

What is the Examen?
St. Ignatius of Loyola created the Examen to be a very short prayer that can be prayed at any time. In the Examen, we review our recent past to find God and his blessings in our daily life. Ignatius would say that the Examen should be the most important moment of our day, because this moment affects every other moment.

How Do I Pray the Examen?
There are five simple steps to the Examen, which this app leads you through:

1. Relish the moments that went well and all of the gifts you have today.
2. Request that the Spirit lead you through your review of the day.
3. Review your day.
4. Repent of any mistakes or failures.
5. Resolve, in concrete ways, to live tomorrow well.

What’s New

Version 1.23

+ 6 new music tracks!
+ Music now plays in the background!
+ Keeps the app open when phone is dimmed or locked
+ Keeps the examen of the day when the app is restarted

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

mestock ,

It is so helpful

I have really had good reflections while reading these and contemplating my response. I love the variety of catagoties offered.

The only problem with the app is that it turns off too soon. If I sit and reflect without touching the screen it turns off and sends me to the home page or a totally different examen. There is no picking up where you left off—and this is distracting—breaking the train of thought as I have to go and search for the title and page I was previously on.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns for the app. We have just released an update that addresses your concerns. We hope that you will continue to enjoy our app!

Snow-Angel ,

Audio not working iPhone 8

Really like the content, and have used it with my son to help guide him through daily life struggles together. Also very beneficial to use as journal prompt guides.

That being said, I gave it 3 for two reasons. The main one is that I cannot get any audio sounds to play on my iPhone 8 while in the App. Would love to hear the Ocean/Beach sounds that I chose in “Settings” while I read & Journal in the App. If someone can get this figured out, I’ll gladly change my rating to a 5. The last reason for the 3 is because I wish all the Examens could be sorted/organized by various categories or topics. Reading them all in one long random list isn’t user-friendly to my categorical-minded brain.

Northern Catholic ,

So effective

I love this app! I stumbled upon it totally by accident when I did a Google search for the Examen steps. It’s now the only thing I’ll use for my examination of conscience. Whenever I’d do the Examen on my own I felt my spiritual wheels spinning - I kept focusing on the same points of gratitude and the same vague sins. The prompts in this app are so insightful that I often find myself in tears by the end and I feel spiritually stronger - or maybe more attuned is a better description. Praise God for this app, those who created it, and those who will use it.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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