Spiritual Communions
To Sister Paula Maresca (of Naples) Our Lord appeared carrying two ciboria, one of gold and one of silver. He told her that He preserved in the golden one her sacramental Communions, and in the silver one her Spiritual Communions.

There follows an amazing revelation…

St. Joanna of the Cross was assured by Our Lord that every time she communicated spiritually, she received a grace equal to that received from her sacramental Communions. ‘O my Lord I,’ she said, ‘What a grand way of going to Communion without being noticed, and without troubling anyone but You!’ for it was in the days when frequent Communion was unusual and might cause comment, and people had to ask their confessor’s permission for it.