On Corpus Christi–A Eucharistic Flash Mob

You’ve seen them before:  dancers, musicians, actors, jugglers, lovers with elaborate marriage proposals, all taking to the streets and the malls with flash mobs.

This flash mob, though, consists of people of faith–people who come together to kneel before their Creator, inspiring others to join in praise of their God.

Whether you celebrated Corpus Christi yesterday or on Sunday, as we do here in the United States, take a moment to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus’ gift of Himself in the Eucharist.  I’ve also included here the Anima Christi–a medieval prayer which has been mistakenly attributed to St. Ignatius, but which dates back to an earlier time and was possibly penned by Pope John XXII.  The English translation I’ve included comes from the pen of Cardinal John Henry Newman.

The Anima Christi

Translated by Cardinal John Henry Newman

Soul of Christ, be my sanctification;
Body of Christ, be my salvation;
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins;
Water of Christ’s side, wash out my stains;
Passion of Christ, my comfort be;
O good Jesus, listen to me;
In Thy wounds I fain would hide;
Ne’er to be parted from Thy side;
Guard me, should the foe assail me;
Call me when my life shall fail me;
Bid me come to Thee above,
With Thy saints to sing Thy love,
World without end.
Amen.


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