Cum beatus Ignatius, a 5

Cum beatus Ignatius, a 5

In Festo Sancti Ignatii [1572]
Cramer: 
PH021

Text


CVm beatus Ignatius damnatus esset ad bestias


et ardore patiendi rugientes


audirent leones ait


frumentum Christi sum


dentibus bestiarum molar


ut panis mundus inueniar.


 


IGnis. Crux bestie confractio ossium


membrorum diuisio et totius corporis contritio


et tota tormenta diaboli in me ueniant


tantum ut Christo fruar.


 

Translation

When blessed Ignatius was condemned to the beasts,


And in his eagerness for suffering,


He heard the roaring lions, he said: 


“I am the wheat of Christ,


May I be ground by the teeth of beasts, 


So that I may be found to be fine bread.” 


Let fire, cross, the beasts’ shattering of my bones,


The dividing of my limbs, the grinding of my whole body, 


And all the torments of the Devil come upon me,


That I may delight in Christ all the more.


 


[Source: Eric Rice]

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