My latest feature for National Catholic Register, “Follow the Saints: Make a Spiritual Communion,” is up on their website.
I really enjoyed doing this article, in particular because I learned two interesting things.
First, I realized that not everyone knows what a Spiritual Communion is. In fact, judging from my research, I’d have to say that few folks know. I grew up with the concept, so making spiritual communions was perfectly natural for me.
Second, I learned that making a spiritual communion within the context of holy Mass enhances the experience of an actual communion and enriches the thanksgiving afterward. I’d seen it as an either-or devotion.
I’ll let you read about it for yourself at the link above and welcome your impressions and comments here on this blog.