On Frequent Communion Becoming Routine.

Fr. Schmidt:
We don’t often consider that for huge portions of the Church’s history, frequent Communion was not all that common. To receive at only the highest feasts, just a few times throughout the year—always after making a good Confession—was the much more typical practice. Otherwise, Catholics would attend Mass every Sunday or more often, praying for a spiritual communion almost every time. And yet, God raised up countless Saints in His Church during those centuries. His grace was never lacking to those willing to cooperate with it. And I’m sure each time they did receive Holy Communion was almost as memorable as their First
There is a danger in anything frequent becoming merely routine. Hopefully this unique time gives us a chance to better reflect on the matchless Gift of the Most Holy Eucharist and not take for granted or pass over with indifference the God who took on Flesh that He might feed us with His very Self. "And whoever feeds on Me will have life because of Me. And I will raise him up on the last day" (Jn 6:57, 40).

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