Spiritual Communion

An act of Spiritual Communion

 

My Jesus, I believe You are truly present in the most Blessed Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.

Since I am unable now to receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as being already there, and I unite myself wholly to You;

never permit me to be separated from You.
                                   (Prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori)

 

Daily scriptures, including the Sunday Gospel and readings, can be found at

 US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

† Daily Readings from USCCB

 

EWTN on Spiritual Communion

 

St. Teresa of Jesus wrote: “When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you” [The Way of Perfection, Ch. 35.].1 .

 

St. Thomas Aquinas once defined a Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament [in Communion at Mass] and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.”