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“Simply put, we have now a great opportunity — and a responsibility — to pray,” observes Rev. Michael Hurley, O.P. (’99), the pastor of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco. In a new video posted to the website of the Western Province of the Order of Preachers, Fr. Hurley instructs the faithful on the virtues and the mechanics of making a spiritual communion, especially now that so many Catholics lack access to the Sacraments:

“St. Paul, in his Letter to the Romans, says, ‘What can separate us from the love of Christ?’ In a word, nothing,” says. Fr. Hurley. “Neither death nor life, principalities or power, or any created thing, nothing on heaven and earth  — not even the coronavirus — nothing can separate us from the love of Christ and His presence in our lives.”