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One Minute Meditation

St Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits

(1491-1556) Feast Day is July 31st

Some Prayers Attributed to Him:

A favorite prayer for after Holy Communion, the Anima Christi:

(“The Soul of Christ” composed by St. Ignatius of 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 wounds hide me.

Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.

From the malignant 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.

For all eternity. Amen.


Anima Christi, sanctifica me.Corpus Christi, salve me.Sanguis Christi, inebria me.Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.Passio Christi, conforta me.O bone Iesu, exaudi me.Intra tua vulnera absconde me.Ne permittas me separari a te.Ab hoste maligno defende me.In hora mortis meae voca me.Et iube me venire ad te,ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Surrender (Suscipe)

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty,

my memory, my understanding and my whole will.

All that I am and all that I possess You have given me:

I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will.

Give me only Your love and Your grace;

with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.


Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your will.

Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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