The "Anima Christi"

attributed to St Ignatius Loyola

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within thy sacred wounds hide me.
From the wicked enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come to thee
that with thy saints I may praise thee
forever and ever. Amen

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St. Ignatius died on July 31, 1556. This is a portion of a Spanish
painting executed at the time of Ignatius' beatification. The
feast day of St. Ignatius, July 31, coincides with the
anniversary of his entrance into heaven.


The "Anima Christi" of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Soul of Jesus sanctify me

Blood of Jesus wash me

Passion of Jesus comfort me

Wounds of Jesus hide me

Heart of Jesus receive me

Spirit of Jesus enliven me

Goodness of Jesus pardon me

Beauty of Jesus draw me

Humility of Jesus humble me

Peace of Jesus pacify me

Love of Jesus inflame me

Kingdom of Jesus come to me

Grace of Jesus replenish me

Mercy of Jesus pity me

Sanctity of Jesus sanctify me

Purity of Jesus purify me

Cross of Jesus support me

Nails of Jesus hold me

Mouth of Jesus bless me in life,

in death, in time and eternity in the hour of death defend me - call me to come to thee, receive me with thy saints in glory evermore.

Unite me to thyself, 0 adorable Victim ... life giving heavenly bread feed me; sanctify me . . . reign in me, transform me to thyself; live in me, let me live in thee, let me adore thee in thy life giving Sacrament as my God ... listen to thee as to my Master ... obey thee as my King ... imitate thee as my model ... follow thee as my shepherd ... love thee as my Father ... seek thee as my physician who will heal all the maladies of my soul... be indeed my Way, Truth and Life... sustain me 0 Heavenly Manna through the desert of this world, till I shall behold thee unveiled in thy Glory.

Corpus Christi 1816

"Be Children of the Church,
Be Children of the Church."

(last words of Mother Seton to her daughters in religion)

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