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By Laura DeMaria, Catholic Stand, 13 April AD 2020

With churches now closed for over a month, more and more Catholics are becoming accustomed to ‘attending Mass’ via live-stream. But as I watched my Mass of choice recently (Fr. Charles Trullols at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, DC), I began to find it hard to remember what it is like to receive the Eucharist in person.

The first time I heard of the “act of spiritual communion,” was when the Archdiocese of Washington, DC closed in March. I started saying St. Alphonsus Liguori’s traditional spiritual communion prayer  with a sense of, “I hope this works!”  Eventually I learned that the act can be made at any time, not just in the context of a live-streamed Mass. Many saints over the ages have said the prayer not just in a time of separation from the sacraments, but simply when they felt the need to be close to Jesus. ….


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