Anima Christi Prayer
We were so thrilled that we could enter the Blessed Sacrament Church grounds on 28 Feb 2021. Many of the churches have closed their main gates and we have been able to only peek in from outside.
We have not visited this church for quite a while since their renovation some years ago and were happy to stay a while to reacquaint ourselves with this sanctuary nestled in the Tanglin Halt neighbourhood.
As a child, Loving Husband attended the church’s kindergarten, which is still running today. We affectionately called this the “zoo church” as there was a sizeable menagerie of exotic birds & animals kept on church grounds. This feature of the church is no longer there.
Considering the name of the church, I think of the Body of Christ, which then leads me to the Anima Christi, a prayer offered at the beginning of the Spiritual Exercises developed 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 your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you That with your saints I may praise you For ever and ever. Amen.