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The Anima Christi is a perfect prayer of spiritual communion


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Philip Kosloski - published on 03/29/20

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While it is commonly used as a prayer after communion, the Anima Christi can also be used as a prayer of spiritual communion when you are unable to receive the Eucharist in Holy Communion.


Read more:
Can’t receive the Eucharist? Here’s how to make a spiritual communion

The prayer is believed to have been written in the 14th century by Pope John XXII, but most know it through the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. It remains a beautiful prayer, one that asks God to shower a soul with his loving presence.

Soul of Christ, sanctify meBody of Christ, save meBlood of Christ, inebriate meWater from the side of Christ, wash mePassion of Christ, strengthen meO good Jesus, hear meWithin Thy wounds hide meSuffer me not to be separated from TheeFrom the malignant enemy defend meIn the hour of my death call meAnd bid me come unto TheeThat with Thy saints I may praise TheeForever and ever.Amen.


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