For the common good and well-being of our community, The Basilica of Saint Mary will be closed until further notice. The church and other buildings are not open to the public. Staff are working remotely and will respond to emails and phone calls as promptly as possible.
We will continue to livestream Mass Monday - Friday at noon and Sunday at 9:30am from our website and via Facebook live at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI
I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.
Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Saint Thomas Aquinas described Spiritual Communion as an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in Sacramental Communion.