Lent & Cross

Anima Christi

SpiritĀ of Christ, sanctify us.
Body of Christ, save us.
Blood of Christ, refresh us.
Water from the side of Christ, wash us.
Passion of Christ, strengthen us.
LordĀ Jesus, hear us.
Within your wounds hide us.
Let us never be separated from you.
From the power of darkness defend us.
In the hour of death, call us
so we come to you,
that with your saints we may praise you
for ever and ever.

– A medieval prayer often associated with the death of Christ.

– Some are not sure the focus of this prayer is healthy, others love it!

– Obviously the words ‘Anima Christ’ are ‘Spirit of Christ’ in English.


The Latin Text:

Anima Christi, sanctifica me. Corpus Christi, salva me. Sanguis Christi, inebria me. Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.Passio Christi, conforta me. O bone Jesu, 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. Amen