Anima Christi

Geertgen tot Sint Jans - "Christ as Man of Sorrows" (cropped)

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 your wounds hide me.

Permit me not to be separated from you.

From the wicked foe, defend me.

At the hour of my death, call me

and bid me come to you

That with your saints I may praise you

For ever and ever. Amen.

From Finding God in All Things: A Marquette Prayer Book © 2009 Marquette University. Used with permission.

This prayer appears at the beginning of the Spiritual Exercises. For translations of the Spiritual Exercises, see versions by Louis J. Puhl, SJ, and George E. Ganss, SJ.

Image: Geertgen tot Sint Jans, “Christ as Man of Sorrows.”


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