Home Summer School Summer School 2012 Summer School Flash What’s a daily exercise to help me in my spiritual life? By The Editors June 29, 2012 St. Ignatius of Loyola is a great saint for our busy and over-scheduled lives. His first followers ran into the problem of not being able to pray often throughout the day. So, St. Ignatius recommended a practice called the Examen — an introspective prayer done at the end of the day. Here are some simple steps to help you get started. You should also check out Phil Fox Rose’s What Works column on the Examen. Right-click or control-click (depending on your system) here to download a printable PDF of these 6 Simple Steps.