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For the Preservation of the Deposit of the Faith
For the Kingdom of God to come!
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Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes in Me has eternal life. I am the Bread of Life. I am the Living Bread, which came down from Heaven. If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give is My flesh for the life of the world. <small>(St. John 6, 47-48; 51-52).</small>
Spiritual communion will be all the more perfect and useful as the acts of love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will be more fervent.
“Give me a soul that knows how to love, and it will feel what I say. It is very easy to make spiritual communion several times each day, since it does not require fasting and priestly ministry or a long time to do it, and so it can be repeated as many times a day as one wants.” (Saint Augustine)
Kneel before God with great recollection (if infirmity does not prevent you from doing so). Unite yourself with all the Masses that are celebrated throughout the world. Unite yourself especially with Jesus who, out of love for you, is truly present in the Sacred Host. Humbly striking your breast to show that you recognize yourself unworthy of such great grace, make an act of contrition with all your heart:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
Excite in your heart an ardent desire to receive Jesus Christ. To rekindle your devotion, imagine that the Blessed Virgin, your Guardian Angel, your Patron Saint, leads you to the Holy Table. Ask the Blessed Virgin to purify your soul to better receive Jesus.
Say three times as you strike your breast:
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst come into my heart: say but the word, and my soul shall be healed!
Recollect yourself deeply and welcome Jesus who descends into your heart.
Spiritual communion ends with thanksgiving and praise to the good Lord. Ask Him for the graces you need while acknowledging yourself unworthy of God’s favors. Promise Him to love and serve Him better.
Here are a few suggestions:
It is therefore true, Redeemer of men, that You dwell in me, and that I am in possession of Your Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. I adore You, O my God, from the depths of my soul, and I unite my adoration to those whom the Angels and Saints render to You in heaven. O God of love, yes, I love You with all my heart, with all my soul and with all my strength. I thank You for the great favor You have done me to give Yourself to me. I give myself to You without reservation. Accept, divine Jesus, this offering that I make to You of all that I am and of all that I possess; dispose of me according to Your good pleasure and grant me the grace never to displease You.
O good Jesus, do not leave me, stay with me to teach me zeal, devotion and love. I want to be docile into Your hands as an active, prompt and generous instrument.
I offer You, O Jesus, my resolution. (Formulate your good desire) I want to make this sacrifice. I will offer it to You at Your next visit. I offer You my body with all its senses, my soul with all its faculties, my heart with all its affections.
O Jesus, before leaving Your sanctuary, please give me Your holy blessing, that I may avoid evil and accomplish good with the help of Your grace. May I be strengthened by Your presence in me, that I may overcome my enemies and be preserved from all danger to soul and body.
-May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, descend upon us through Mary Mother of God and dwell in us forever. Amen.