An Act of Spiritual Communion

(THOSE IN MORTAL SIN CANNOT MAKE A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION)

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori).
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St. Alphonsus tells us that Jesus appeared to a certain pious soul, showing her two precious vases, one gold, the other silver. “In the golden vessel,” He said, “I keep sacramental Communion, and in the silver vessel spiritual Communion.”
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“As often as you make a spiritual Communion I send you a grace which is in a measure similar to the grace which I grant you in sacramental Communion.”
(Jesus to Blessed Jane of the Cross)
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“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.” (Saint Teresa of Avila)
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“If you practice the holy exercise of Spiritual Communion a good many times each day, within a month you will see yourself completely changed.”
(St. Leonard of Port Maurice)

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