For the week ending on June 10, 2012
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the
most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You have already come,
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
(St. Alphonsus Liguori 18th century)
The Kingdom of God becomes visible to us as we unite ourselves, heart, body and soul, to Jesus. Continuously nourishing ourselves by the Body and Blood of Christ through the Word, the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, the Priesthood and the People of God, opens our eyes and hearts to the kingdom of God and the Grace of Jesus Christ surrounding us. Nourished by Christ, we see goodness in all people, we feel compassion for the weary and broken-hearted and we desire to serve those most in need of God’s mercy and care. We become the living presence of Christ in our thoughts, words and actions so that all people will feel welcomed into God’s Kingdom.
Nourish me, O Lord! That I may embody You and serve Your people!
Dear Jesus, I desire to be with you always in my heart and in my soul. Amen
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