A Short History and Theology of Spiritual Communion

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Anon., The Fall of Manna, 1470; Source: Wikimedia Commons, PD-Old-100.

With many facing limited or no access to the Eucharist, the practice of making a Spiritual Communion is becoming increasingly known. But what is it, what are it’s theological underpinnings, and can it be fulfilling?

Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn, O.P., son of the Western Dominican Province, and aggregate professor of theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum), unpacks the connections between the manna in the desert, the Eucharist, Spiritual Communion and our current challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Published by Notre Dame’s Church Life Journal, A Journal of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.