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)
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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.”