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The Suscipe Of St. Ignatius of Loyola

For July 31st or Any Occasion


Saint Ignatius of Loyola (born around AD 1491) founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). After being wounded in a battle, he had a profound conversion and dedicated himself to following Christ. His Spiritual Exercises consist of meditations, prayers, and mental exercises designed to help Christians discern Jesus in their lives, and lead to a commitment to follow him over the course of about a month. This prayer was included as "additional material" to to help a Christian attain love following the completion of the Exercises. His memorial falls on July 31st.

Ignatius of Loyola

Suscipe of Ignatius of Loyola
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours;
do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace.
That is enough for me.
Ignatius of Loyola


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