As once a college student, it has been a struggle to practice my Catholic faith. Despite my devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, I never went to the Sacrament of Penance until I started working. Honestly, it was a bit of a struggle since it was after 10 years that I have been finally cleansed again. I stepped into the confession box with only one phrase memorized, “Bless me Father for I have sinned”, then I tried to reveal all my sins randomly. It was all over the place! That’s why I collected some of the Examination of Conscience for College Students Guides I find helpful for download.
Just like the normal examen, go into a quiet place. Start by praying and read through the guide.
Here are some of the Examination of Conscience for College Students Guides.
This is what I use. Since I have scrupulosity, I prefer simple guides. This one is based on 10 Commandments divided into 2 parts, reflection on your relationship with God and reflection with Family, Friends, and Neighbors. There is also a simple guide based on 7 deadly sins, check this out.
If you want to contemplate on a detailed examen, this one is for you. It is composed of examination of conscience questions based on 10 Commandments and the Precepts of the Church which I find very helpful as well. It also contains a Confession Guide and prayer such as Act of Contrition.
This one is by far the simplest guide specifically for college students. This consists of examen questions that are related to possible transgressions a college student can commit. For a detailed one, check also this link.
These are just some of the Examination of Conscience Guides for a better confession. Hope you find this helpful!
St. Gerard Majella, Patron Saint of Good Confessions, pray for us.