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

† Daily Readings from USCCB

 US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

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.”