Anima Christi

Author: Unknown

The Anima Christi is from an unknown author of the 14th century. It was popularized by St. Ignatius Loyola in the 16th century, and remains widely used for thanksgiving after receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion.

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.

Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.

From the malignant enemy, defend me.

In the hour of my death, call me,

And bid me to come to Thee.

That with Thy saints, I may praise Thee.

Forever and ever.