The Anima Christi (“Soul of Christ”)
A 13th century Eucharistic prayer. The original composer is unknown, but it has historically been attributed to the great St. Ignatius of Loyola.← Return to Resources
A 13th century Eucharistic prayerAnima Christi, sanctifica me. Corpus Christi, salva me. Sanguis Christi, inebria me. Aqua lateris Christi, lava me. Passio Christi, conforta me. O bone Iesu, exaudi me. Intra tua vulnera, absconde me. Ne permittas me separari a te. Ab hoste maligno, defende me. In hora mortis meae, voca me. Et iube me venire ad te, Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te in saecula saeculorum.
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 Thy wounds, hide me. Separated from Thee let me never be. From the malignant enemy, defend me. At the hour of death, call me. And close to Thee, bid me. That with Thy saints I may praise Thee, unto ages of ages.