Catholic Candle note: If a person sincerely wants to receive Holy Communion but is truly unable to, Our Lord will see to it that he still receives the beneficial fruit of the Sacrament. Below, Our Lord assures us of our reward from a Spiritual Communion, when we cannot receive Sacramental Communion.
Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition
The Voice of Christ:
When he is indeed unable to come, he will always have a good will and pious intention to communicate and thus he will not lose the fruit of the Sacrament.
The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis, Book IV, ch. 10 (emphasis added).