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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Participate for a minute in the Forty Hours.

This evening at 5.00 p.m. we opened
The Forty Hours Devotion.
We are not many but we are all delighted to have
these hours of grace with Our Lord.

We invite you to participate in the Forty Hours,
from your computer,

by making a spiritual communion.
This takes nearly one minute.
Give Him a minute of love and desire.

Jesus waits for our love and desire.
Information on Spiritual Communions:
A Spiritual Communion consists in an ardent desire to receive
Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament
and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.
The Holy Council of Trent greatly praises Spiritual Communions
and encourages the faithful to practise them.

Here is how to do it and
what to say to Jesus from your heart:

AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus
I believe that Thou art truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love Thee above all things and
I desire to possess Thee within my soul.
Since I am unable now to 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.

That's a Spiritual Communion
and
here is the shorter 10 second version.

I believe that Thou, O Jesus, art present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love Thee and desire Thee!
I embrace Thee; oh never leave me.


7 comments:

theebadcrusader said...

With you. Thank you.

David said...

Sonnet of Spiritual Communion

Bernice Jarosz said...

Jesus, forgive us our sins, and deliver and protect us from all evil. We truly love You and adore You for your mercy.. please help us in this troubled world, amen

vavagoca said...

Lord Jesus Christ,Son of The Eternal Father have mercy on me a sinner.May Holy Spirit bless you all with Moma Maria and St Joseph.

Michelle Therese said...

Thank you so much for sharing this on your blog. I just love how God can use the Internet so that none of us Catholics need ever be isolated!

I've been Catholic for 14 years now but I still don't understand the Eucharist, how Jesus can be present and yet His flesh looks and feels like bread and His blood looks and feels ike wine. It is positively unacceptable and impossible and my mind says, this is all just a bunch of hogwash and nonsense.

When I read, "I believe that Thou art truly present in the Blessed Sacrament." ~ that is exactly it, isn't it? I love these kinds of prayers because they bring me so much comfort. It's impossible. It's unacceptable to my mind. So I believe. I say, "Jesus said it was so, and therefore no matter what I think about it with my head, I believe with my heart!" I just... look past the substance and take Jesus 100% at His word and I no longer worry about it any more. Hopefully that counts!!

God bless!!!
~Michelle, and also Erlend, he sends his love as well!!

David said...

Michelle Therese,

That is so wonderfully and truly said. Thank you and God bless you for those honest and heartfelt thoughts. Fr. Michael has recently offered us another very simple and wonderful prayer, which I find most fitting as we bow to enter the sometimes difficult portal of the Blessed Sacrament:

Incline unto my aid, O God!
O Lord, make haste to help me!

BJ said...

[i]In my heart sweet Jesus,
find a resting place.
Stay therein forever,
fill it with Thy grace.
Cleanse it, make it holy,
filled with Love Divine.
Make it meek and humble,
make it like to Thine.
Amen[/i]

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