Act of Spiritual Communion


The Priest’s Communion


To the faithful who make an Act of Spiritual Communion, using any formula they may choose, there is granted:

An Indulgence of 3 years;
A Plenary Indulgence once a month on the usual conditions  when the act is performed every day of the month.

(The formula below is after that of St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori’s.)

   My Jesus, I believe that Thou art truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I love Thee above all things, and I desire to possess Thee within my soul.  Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace Thee as being already there, and unite myself wholly to Thee; never permit me to be separated from Thee.  Amen.



[ I ]

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine!
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine!

An Indulgence of 300 days;
An Indulgence of 3 years when this ejaculation is recited in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament;
A Plenary Indulgence on the usual conditions if the daily recitation of this ejaculation is continued for a whole month.

[ II ]

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.  Amen.

[ III ]

By St. Ignatius Loyola
An Indulgence of 300 days;
An Indulgence of 7 years if recited after Holy Communion;
A Plenary Indulgence once a month on the usual conditions when this prayer has been said devoutly  every day.

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds, hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
In the hour of my death, call me.
And bid me come to Thee,
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee,
Forever and ever.  Amen.


Anima Christi, sanctífica me.  Corpus Christi, salva me.  Sanguis Christi, inébria me.  Aqua láteris Christi, lava me.  Pássio Christi, confórta me.  O bone Iesu, exáudi me.  Intra tua vúlnera abscónde me.  Ne permíttas me separári a te.  Ab hoste malígno defénde me.  In hora mortis meæ voca me:  Et iube me veníre ad te, Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te.  In sǽcula sæculórum.  Amen.



St. John Marie Vianney on the Importance of Spiritual Communion

“If we are deprived of Sacramental Communion, let us replace it, as far as we can, by spiritual communion, which we can make every moment; for we ought to have always a burning desire to receive the good God.  Communion is to the soul like blowing a fire that is beginning to go out, but that has still plenty of hot embers; we blow, and the fire burns again.

After the reception of the Sacraments, when we feel ourselves slacken in the love of God, let us have recourse at once to spiritual communion.  When we cannot go to the church, let us turn towards the tabernacle; no wall can shut us out from the good God.”


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