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Spiritual Communion

A Spiritual Act of Communion

A spiritual communion is not the actual physical reception of the Eucharistic Host which we do so when we approach the Altar at Holy Mass. A spiritual communion is a devotion that we can
perform on our own whether we are at Mass and not receiving the Eucharist sacramentally or if we are anywhere else. We may make an Act of Spiritual Communion while watching a broadcast of the Mass on the Internet or even in our morning or evening prayers. Remember, however, that you can “turn toward the holy tabernacle” and receive Jesus in your heart from anywhere you
might happen to be, at any time, day or night! You just need to approach Him with sincerity, humility and a desire to follow in His footsteps in acts of faith and charity.

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now 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.
Composed by St. Alphonsus Liiguori in the 18th century.

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