The Sacred Congregation of indulgences
approved the following formula for a spiritual communion:
“O Jesus I turn toward the holy tabernacle
where You live hidden for love of me.
I love you, O my God.
I cannot receive you in Holy Communion.
Come nevertheless and visit me with Your grace.
Come spiritually into my heart.
Purify it. Sanctify it.
Render it like unto Your own. Amen.”
Lord, I am not worthy that thou should enter under my roof,
but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
[An indulgence of 500 days, if thrice repeated. (129 The Raccolta 1944).]
It was the Cure of Ars who said, “A spiritual communion acts on the soul as
blowing does on a cinder – covered fire which was about to go out. Whenever
you feel your love of God growing cold, quickly make a spiritual communion.”