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We are the Church even if we are not able to gather together physically and it is important therefore to be in "Spiritual Communion" wherever you may be.
St. Teresa of Jesus wrote: "When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you" [The Way of Perfection, Ch. 35.]
Philip Kosloski | Mar 11, 2020
When you are unable to leave home, you can still unite yourself to Jesus in a spiritual way.
For a number of reasons, we may be stuck at home and unable to attend Mass. One of the most difficult parts of this cross is the inability to receive holy communion.
When presented with such a situation, the Church recommends to us an ancient practice of “spiritual communion.” It essentially consists of relating to God your desire to receive him in holy communion, spiritually uniting yourself to him in an intimate and personal way.
“I will build my Church”, Jesus announced upon Peter's confession. But as He went on to describe the foundation of that building project—how he “must suffer many things” and “be killed”—Peter cannot comprehend how anything can be built upon a rejected stone—upon Christ crucified. And so Jesus takes Peter on a journey to see the pattern on the mount.
“Build all things according to the Pattern”, the LORD told Moses. Sacred architecture must follow a revealed pattern because it's not merely the shape of a shelter, but the shape of the people, the shape of the cosmos, the shape of the heart.