On this day, after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, when we remember Our Lady of Sorrows, may I present the newest addition to the Holy Smack Holy Card Collection: the Anima Christi [Soul of Christ]!
This card showcases the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Anima Christi prayer in the original Latin on one side, with an English translation on the reverse. Popular belief claims that St. Ignatius of Loyola composed the prayer, but others believe he merely popularized it. This English version is given to us by Blessed John Henry Newman — an Anglican priest who became a Catholic cardinal after researching Church history far enough and critically enough to see that the one, true Church is the Catholic Church.
Personally, I love praying the Anima Christi after receiving the Holy Eucharist.
I love Anima Christi and Saint John Henry Newman!
Glad to hear, and thanks for the comment! Please feel free to let me know if you’d like any free holy cards, and I’ll be grateful to send them your way.