I have been going to daily Mass nearly every day for the past 6 months or so. It’s been a great blessing, needless to say.
However, I have also noticed that, at times, the fact that it has become so habitual has led me to receive Communion as part of routine.
Although I am, thanks be to God, free from Mortal Sin, a confessor told me on Saturday that it would be advisable to abstain from Communion a few times per week in order to avoid making reception of the Body and Blood of our Lord just a part of my routine. He claimed that making it a less ordinary event will allow me to fully appreciate the treasure that is Holy Communion.
I have done some research and have realized that, until a few decades ago, daily reception of Communion was granted by peoples’ spiritual directors on certain occasions, but was generally not practised.
I do not have a Spiritual Director. I am praying for one but, until God sends me one, I plan to abstain from Holy Communion a few times per week.
Is this common practise among yourselves? Do you take daily Communion and, if so, are you doing it with express permission from your spiritual director?
In your opinion, would abstaining from Communion be advisable, even if I am in a State of Grace?