Anima Christi: Soul of Christ

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Ignatius Press, 2001 - Religion - 135 pages
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 These meditations on the famous prayer of St. Ignatius by a Poor Clare nun and well-regarded spiritual writer will help every reader deepen his prayer life and draw closer to the Person of Christ. Popes, saints, and common folk have made this their daily prayer for centuries. Let the Abbess of cloistered nuns help you reflect deeper on the profound thoughts of this prayer that are needed to shape a devout life in Christ.

Beneath the surface verbal expressions of this familiar prayer lie depths of meaning for which each unfolding petition prepares the next until arrival at the final all-comprehensive plea that God should call us to Himself and admit us into the eternal choir singing His praises. The unending joyous cry of the blessed taught by the ageless cry of the angels: Holy! Holy! Holy! is rehearsed on earth in the haunting reaches of this so simple and so profound prayer: "Anima Christi".

 

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ANIMA CHRISTI SANCTIFICA ME Soul of Christ sanctify me
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CORPUS CHRISTI SALVA ME Body of Christ save me
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SANGUIS CHRISTI INEBRIA ME Blood of Christ inebriate me
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AQUA LATERIS CHRISTI LAVA ME Water from the side of Christ wash me
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PASSIO CHRISTI CONFORTA ME Passion of Christ comfort meI ANIMA CHRISTI SANCTIFICA ME Soul of Christ sanctify me
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O BONE JESU EXAUDI ME O good Jesus hear me
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INTRA TUA VULNERA ABSCONDE ME Within your wounds hide me
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NE PERMITTAS ME SEPARARI A TE Do not allow me to be separated from you
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AB HOSTE MALIGNO DEFENDE ME From the evil enemy defend me
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IN HORA MORTIS MEAE VOCA ME ET JUBE ME VENIRE AD TE In the hour of my death call me and bid me come to you
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UT CUM SANCTIS TUIS LAUDEM TE IN SAECULA SAECULORUM That with your saints I may praise you forever and ever
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AMEN
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Page 18 - I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Page 14 - Jesus' feet and thanked him —and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?

About the author (2001)

Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C., (1921–2006) was for more than forty years the abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Roswell, New Mexico. She is recognized as an authoritative voice for contemplative spirituality, prayer and the renewal of religious life. She wrote many books, including A Right to Be Merry and Come, Lord Jesus, which is a collection of her reflections for Advent.

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