Compiled from approved sources and arranged by Rev. John A. Kalvelage, S. Ss. R.
The great Doctor of Prayer, St. Alphonsus, assures us that the minutes immediately preceding and following the reception of Holy Communion are the most precious of our lives. It is then that God, in His infinite liberality, lavishes His choicest graces upon us. It is then that we are best disposed to receive them. Often, however, these precious moments come and go unattended by any serious effort to make a fitting preparation and thanksgiving. Hence, priceless graces, within easy reach, slip from our grasp.
To that end this booklet is published. It contained five sets of Communion prayers. It also contains a list of practical petitions to direct the mind to specific intentions for which Holy Communion may be received.