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Our Morning Offering – 10 June – Tenth Sunday of the Year B

Our Morning Offering – 10 June – Tenth Sunday of the Year B

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Chirst, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Your wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from You.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me
and bid me come unto You,
that with Your saints I may praise You,
forever and ever.
Amen

This well known Catholic prayer dates to the early fourteenth century and was possibly written by Pope John XXII but its authorship remains uncertain.   The prayer takes its name from its Latin incipit, meaning “Soul of Christ”.   The Anima Christi was popularly believed to have been composed by St Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), as he puts it at the beginning of his Spiritual Exercises and often refers to it but it was so well known and so popular at the time of St Ignatius, that in the first edition of his Spiritual Exercises he merely mentions it, evidently supposing that the reader would know it.   In later editions, it was printed in full.   It was by assuming that everything in the book was written by St Ignatius that it came to be looked upon as his composition.anima christi - soul of christ sanctify me - 10 june 2018

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