The examen, based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, helps a person hold onto what spiritually nourishes him by looking at what is giving him consolation in his life or causing him desolation. It allows someone to express his gratitude to God for the good stuff and turn to him for solace for the bad stuff. It is quite simple. You simply ask yourself, in the last day/week/month what gave me consolation and what caused me desolation.
I'm not sure how I could possibly feel anything but joyful after this week.
Christmas with my husband's family- they never let me feel anything other than welcomed and loved.
JoAnna's first Christmas - do you think she will hate us for this someday?
Me and my guy.
I couldn't ask for a more wonderful, funny, caring family.
I am truly blessed.