Catholic Education South Australia

This Examen is prayerful awareness tailored to living during COVID-19.


Teachers, Students, Families


The Examen is a traditional method of prayerful awareness that is a bedrock in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. It’s a short, easy way to reflect on the day and become more mindful about personal experiences of grace or goodness and where there is room for growth. Especially in times of uncertainty and rapid change, taking time to reflect becomes essential.

It can be used to review the day or it can be adapted to hone in on a specific issue or focus. In light of the new set of circumstances many people find themselves in with COVID-19, it is helpful to adapt the Examen to this unique situation.

Teacher Notes

Connection to Redesigned Crossways Wisdom Strand:

  • spiritual and religious self-awareness
  • discernment & engagement


Connection with CESA Key Capabilities Continua:

  • spiritually Aware and Inspired by Faith
  • moral, compassionate and ecologically aware