ZHBM Prayers for Priests Spiritual Communion

“In her daily preparation for Calvary, Mary experienced a kind of ‘anticipated Eucharist’ – one might say a ‘spiritual communion’ – of desire and of oblation, which would culminate in her union with her Son in his passion, and then find expression after Easter by her partaking in the Eucharist which the Apostles celebrated as the memorial of that passion.”  (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 56)

Among the prayers and spiritual offering made on behalf of priests, sponsors may consider offering Eucharistic Communion, or even Spiritual Communion for the sanctification of priests. The Eucharist and the Priesthood are inseparably united. Following the example of Mary, unite with her Son spiritually at any time and offer this gift for your “adopted son” and his continued closeness to Christ.

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ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

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.