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Ecological examen

Favim.com-13777This ecological examen, an adaptation by Fr. Joseph Carver, SJ, helps us notice and adjust to our participation in or detraction from being good stewards of the earth. How do you fare in your sensitivity to God’s creation?

The Ecological Examen

carver2-beachEntering a new world of Ignatian contemplation

Joseph P. Carver, S.J. Along the coast of Oregon at the Nestucca Wildlife Sanctuary, there are old-growth Sitka Spruce over 500 years old. I imagine that they were around when St. Ignatius was a boy, and I feel connected to him through these soaring wonders. Sitting at the base of these towering creatures has long been one of my favorite places to pray. As I stare out at the Pacific from this sanctuary, I can easily follow Ignatius’ advice to find God in all things—especially in creation.