Inspired By Ignatius: A JRS Examen

31 July 2019|JRS Publications, Spiritual Reflection and Resources


Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is proud of our Ignatian heritage. As a work of the Society of Jesus, we trace our roots back to the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola. As a man who was committed to “finding God in all things,” he introduced the Examen as a prayer for doing exactly that – taking a moment each day to find God in all things.

It’s amazing how difficult this can be. As we get lost in the needs and worries of the day, so often we can forget God’s presence in it all. To top it all off, when we learn about the different refugee crises occurring across the globe —from Venezuela to Syria to the U.S.’s southern border— we can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Where can God possibly be in all this suffering?

Using the tools provided by St. Ignatius, JRS/USA has created this Examen as a way for you to find God even in the most difficult of circumstances. It’s this faith in God’s presence that gives us vision and inspires our mission.

As a friend and supporter of JRS/USA, we ask that you join us in this prayer. Allow it to inspire your commitment to accompanying, serving, and advocating for refugees and the forcibly displaced.