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Spiritual Communion

​March 22, 2020

When we are not able to receive Holy Communion, which may be for a number of reasons, we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion.  In fact, even when we can go to Mass daily and receive Our Lord daily, we are encouraged to make many Spiritual Communions throughout the day.  A Spiritual Communion is a manifestation of our desire to be one with Our Eucharistic Lord.  We should imagine ourselves actually receiving Him, and loving Him within us, conversing with Him as if we had received Him.  When we do this, God rewards our love and our longing for Him and He gives many graces, as He would when we actually do receive Him.  There are many beautiful prayers to aid is in making a Spiritual Communion.  Here is one that is used on EWTN: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.