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Salutatio ad Dominum Iesum Christum
Salutation to the Lord Jesus Christ
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A salutation to the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. Written by St. Anselm (1033 - 1109), who was the founder of Scholasticism and is a Doctor of the Church.

CHRISTI CORPUS, ave, sancta de virgine natum,
Viva caro, Deitas integra, verus homo.
BODY OF CHRIST, hail! Born of the holy Virgin,
Living flesh, Deity entire, true man.
SALVE vera salus, vis, vita, redemptio mundi
Liberet a cunctis nos tua dextera malis.
HAIL, true salvation, strength, life, redemption of the world,
May Thy right hand free us from all evil.
CHRISTI Sanguis, ave, caeli sanctissime potus,
Unda salutaris crimina nostra lavans.
BLOOD of Christ, hail! Heaven's most holy drink,
River of salvation washing away our sins.
SANGUIS ave lateris Christi de vulnere sparse,
In cruce pendens unda salutaris, ave.
HAIL, Blood, oozing from the wound of Christ's side,
River of salvation, suspended on the Cross, hail!


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