St Bernadette eventually begged a fellow Sister
to wake her up during the night hours
when normally she would sleep. - Why?
"Because I would like
to make a Spiritual Communion."
St Bernadette Soubirous
1844-1879 ~ France
Visionary - Lourdes
FEAST DAY - February 18*
*In some places Feast celebrated on April 16
A spiritual communion, according to St Thomas Aquinas, consists in an "ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament, and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him."
St. John Vianney, once said “when we feel the love of God growing cold, let us instantly make a 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.”
Act of Spiritual Communion
"My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to possess You within my soul. Since I am unable now to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and I unite myself wholly to You; never permit me to be separated from You. Amen." ~ St Alphonsus Liguori
St Bernadette, ora pro nobis!