Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen. In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces Christians to a 500-year-old form of prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed. The prayer is the examen, which St. Ignatius Loyola developed for the purpose of nurturing a reflective habit of mind that is constantly attuned to God's presence.
The Church must understand that the world was hit by a cultural tsunami during the twentieth century. We must humbly begin to put the pieces back together again, in constant touch with the Holy Spirit, if our new and vibrant 21st century is to sing a new song to the Lord.