The Anima Christi, or Soul of Christ, has been prayed by Christians since the fourteenth century. Commonly prayed after receiving the Blessed Sacrament, it has a rich history and an abundance of meaning. Sister Marie Paul Curley, FSP, delves into both as she reflects on the prayer, the Eucharistic imagery within, and its application for every Catholic.
Every line of the prayer is full of import and meaning. Sister Marie Paul reflects on each line of the prayer in individual chapters, helping you to search deeper within the simple words. Each chapter contains a section that could be used as a guided holy hour for an individual or a group, or just read as further reflection.
With practical applications, thoughtful meditations, and centuries' worth of tradition, Soul of Christ: Meditations on a Timeless Prayer is designed to bring you closer to Christ. Explore the richness of this ancient treasure of the Catholic Church, and join the communion of saints in praising the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ through the Anima Christi.
Features & Benefits:
- Contemporary reflections on a traditional prayer
- Features a guided holy hour in each chapter
- Contains an appendix with information about how to make a holy hour
About the Author:
As a Daughter of St. Paul, Marie Paul Curley finds inspiration and joy in daily Eucharistic adoration and in the Pauline mission of communicating Christ through the media. A former video producer, Sister Marie Paul writes books and screenplays, and assists young women to discern the call of God in their lives. She has a B.A. in communication from Emmanuel College, Boston.
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"This is a lovely book, rich in content and warm in tone. The author's unhurried contemplation, phrase by phrase, of this classic prayer, the Soul of Christ, revealed to me new depths in it and will change the way I pray it."
Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, author of The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living
"Each chapter draws your deeper into the mystical experience of the Soul of Christ and invites you into union with Jesus. As a retreat leader, I envision this book as a blueprint for a marvelous weekend retreat focused on intimacy with our Lord."
Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director, Mayslake Ministries