Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Communion

The graces always abound. Receiving Holy Communion worthily brings us graces that affect us both spiritually and physically. Spiritually, our souls become more united to Christ, both through the graces…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

Receiving the holy Spiritual Communion

When we cannot receive Holy Communion physically, either because we cannot make it to Mass or because we need to go to Confession first, we can pray an Act of Spiritual Communion,…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

How to Prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Communion

Due to the intimate connection of the Sacrament of Holy Communion to our life in Christ, Catholics who wish to receive Communion must be in a state of grace that…
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A Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)
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May 13, 2019

The process of Confirmation in the Eastern Church

The three sacraments of initiation are administered at the same time to infants in the Eastern Catholic (and Eastern Orthodox) Churches. Children are baptized, confirmed (or "chrismated"), and receive Holy Communion…
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A Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)
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May 13, 2019

Who is the Minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

"The original minister of Confirmation is the bishop." This is as the catechism of the Catholic Church points out, Each bishop is a successor to the apostles, upon whom the Holy Spirit descended…
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