Catholic FAQ


Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Liturgy and Sacraments
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Nov 30, '12, 5:11 pm
Burubara Burubara is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2012
Posts: 8
Religion: Catholic
Default Feelings after taking Communion

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start this thread, but does anyone else get a special feeling after taking Communion?

I get a feeling of peace, and that God is with me telling me everything's gonna be fine. It's a nice feeling that is the best moment of Mass for me. Does anyone else get these feelings too?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Nov 30, '12, 6:48 pm
LegoGE1947 LegoGE1947 is offline
Veteran Member
Greeter
 
Join Date: October 13, 2008
Posts: 11,534
Religion: Catholic Convert
Send a message via MSN to LegoGE1947 Send a message via Yahoo to LegoGE1947
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burubara View Post
I'm not sure if this is the right place to start this thread, but does anyone else get a special feeling after taking Communion?

I get a feeling of peace, and that God is with me telling me everything's gonna be fine. It's a nice feeling that is the best moment of Mass for me. Does anyone else get these feelings too?
I have had that sense just after taking Confession, I sometimes have that sense following Communion. I am unable to take the wine(precious blood) so I only take the wafer (Christ's Body). To me wine smells like someone died and just that smell makes me sick at my stomach. At one time in my life I bagged groceries at a super market and sometimes when bagging up an order of wine the bottle would slip out of my hand and shatter on the floor and I couldn't stand the odor of the wine. It would literally make me want to retch! I hope the Lord understands this.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Nov 30, '12, 6:52 pm
mlz's Avatar
mlz mlz is offline
Senior Member
Prayer Warrior
Book Club Member
 
Join Date: November 21, 2008
Posts: 6,165
Religion: Catholic convert!
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

I am generally moved to tears.

mlz
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Nov 30, '12, 7:02 pm
Christine85's Avatar
Christine85 Christine85 is offline
Regular Member
Prayer Warrior
Book Club Member
 
Join Date: September 2, 2010
Posts: 3,002
Religion: Faithful to Pope Francis~ Roman Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

I feel at peace and in union with Jesus
__________________


"O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee"

Where to send your petitions -
http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=451946
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Nov 30, '12, 7:26 pm
waanju waanju is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2012
Posts: 494
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

"Wow. Jesus is LITERALLY, PHYSICALLY, ACTUALLY in my body. I'm a moving tabernacle! What. A. Gift."
If I'm properly disposed to receiving and not just going through the motions (like I did occasionally when I was younger) I am overwhelmed. I also feel a huge sense of peace and joy, as well as awe that Jesus would allow me, broken and sin-filled as I am, to have Him literally inside me. It's mind blowing.

Frequently, I add this to the end my post-communion prayer: "Jesus, thank you so much for giving me the chance to have you inside me. Now, please help me to act like it."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Nov 30, '12, 10:43 pm
Kopratic Kopratic is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: March 18, 2012
Posts: 103
Religion: Roman Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by waanju View Post
"Wow. Jesus is LITERALLY, PHYSICALLY, ACTUALLY in my body. I'm a moving tabernacle! What. A. Gift."
Yep. This is pretty much my word-for-word thought as well.
I also feel a connection with Mary when she was carrying the infant Jesus in her womb, and that moves me to peace -- knowing that if I just remain faithful and obedient to the Lord's will, I won't have to worry.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Dec 1, '12, 7:15 am
Deo Gratias42 Deo Gratias42 is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2011
Posts: 2,183
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

I "feel" nothing anymore regardless of what spiritual thing I'm doing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old Dec 1, '12, 10:16 am
englishredrose's Avatar
englishredrose englishredrose is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: March 3, 2012
Posts: 1,669
Religion: Fellowship contemplative prayer UK
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burubara View Post
I'm not sure if this is the right place to start this thread, but does anyone else get a special feeling after taking Communion?

I get a feeling of peace, and that God is with me telling me everything's gonna be fine. It's a nice feeling that is the best moment of Mass for me. Does anyone else get these feelings too?
I do now that the current priest has okayed it for me to read any book at this time and I simply relax with God. Warm and completely wholesome isn't it
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old Dec 1, '12, 10:52 am
Tigg Tigg is online now
Regular Member
 
Join Date: June 4, 2008
Posts: 4,749
Religion: Roman Catholic, Gender: Female
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deo Gratias42 View Post
I "feel" nothing anymore regardless of what spiritual thing I'm doing.
aaahh! Mature spirituality!

Our faith is not based upon emotion - that most unreliable indicator of the state of our soul. We would hope to live in the darkness of faith.....believing and trusting without benefit of any sensible consolation.
__________________


Neither human nature nor the Commandments nor the Gospel have an expiry date.

~ Cardinal Walter Brandmuller ~
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old Dec 1, '12, 11:39 am
waanju waanju is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2012
Posts: 494
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigg View Post
aaahh! Mature spirituality!

Our faith is not based upon emotion - that most unreliable indicator of the state of our soul. We would hope to live in the darkness of faith.....believing and trusting without benefit of any sensible consolation.
Just saying, comments about having emotion are not evidence that our faith is based on that emotion. If faith happens to give rise to a certain emotion sometimes in association with the true meaning of a spiritual act (ie wonder and awe at the real presence, true sorrow and contrition at confession, ect) it is not a bad thing, and can be seen as positive. Most people here seem to be saying that faith causes their emotion, not the other way around. This is not to say that not feeling particularly emotional is a bad thing, just that emotions are not automatically a bad thing either, or an indication of immature spirituality. Everyone has spiritual highs and lows. If one's faith is not grounded in these emotional fluctuations, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the highs.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old Dec 1, '12, 7:04 pm
Deo Gratias42 Deo Gratias42 is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2011
Posts: 2,183
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by waanju View Post
Just saying, comments about having emotion are not evidence that our faith is based on that emotion. If faith happens to give rise to a certain emotion sometimes in association with the true meaning of a spiritual act (ie wonder and awe at the real presence, true sorrow and contrition at confession, ect) it is not a bad thing, and can be seen as positive. Most people here seem to be saying that faith causes their emotion, not the other way around. This is not to say that not feeling particularly emotional is a bad thing, just that emotions are not automatically a bad thing either, or an indication of immature spirituality. Everyone has spiritual highs and lows. If one's faith is not grounded in these emotional fluctuations, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the highs.
The problem is when people become attached to the high and their faith falls apart when then don't experience such highs.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old Dec 1, '12, 7:10 pm
waanju waanju is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2012
Posts: 494
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deo Gratias42 View Post
The problem is when people become attached to the high and their faith falls apart when then don't experience such highs.
I agree, which is why I wrote "if one's faith is not grounded in these emotions."
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old Dec 1, '12, 9:06 pm
novusCatholic's Avatar
novusCatholic novusCatholic is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: November 6, 2010
Posts: 419
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Feelings after taking Communion

I feel thankful.
__________________

novusCatholic on YouTube
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Liturgy and Sacraments

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8257Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: GLam8833
5018CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: UpUpAndAway
4346Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: FootStool
4029OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: B79
3835SOLITUDE
Last by: beth40n2
3571Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: RJB
3230Poems and Reflections
Last by: tonyg
3206Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: Chast Forever
3134Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: Amiciel
3049For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: Thomas Choe



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:34 am.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.