The Anima Christi prayer is another communion prayer which reminds us of Christ’s holy wounds, that he sustained for us.
Anima Christi Prayer in Latin
Anima 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.
Anima Christi Prayer in English
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Learn more about the wounds of Christ
- Hiding oneself in the Holy Wounds of Christ
- St Bridget of Sweden’s Devotion to the Holy Wounds of Christ
Looking for more prayers? Check out the Pieta Prayer Book.
Love this rendition of Anima Christi.