Saturday, May 07, 2011

my heart lept with joy...



First Holy Communion.

20 comments:

Blipfillypicklepoo said...

What a tremendous gift for your son and you. Congratulations to you both. Happy Mother's Day!

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Many years!

The Digital Hairshirt said...

God bless Tom. But then, He already has by making sure you are his mother.

Rosemary said...

Ditto to what the others said. Wonderful!

TCN said...

Go Boy!

Johannes said...

"may his last Communion as sacred as the first one" (P.Pio)
Congratulations!!! Happy Mother's Day and Greetings from Germany!

Stella Orientis said...

Splendid! Is that a deacon presenting your son with the Eternal King?

RJW said...

I've said it before, but what a GLORIOUS day!!!

Maggie said...

Happy Mothers' Day Cat!

Ellyn said...

Congratulations!

Seraphic said...

Congratulations to mother and son!

Maryjohn said...

What a glorious day for you both!
Many blessings...

Owen said...

Thanks be to God.

Smiley said...

IM so happy for you both, it made my day

Taylor said...

Congratulations to you and your son!

artmaster2010-mail2 said...

"Only that which is "consecrated"[priest's hands] are to touch the Sacred Species" (Thomas Aquinas..in his Summa Theologica)

Another Novus Ordo Abuse.

NBW said...

Congratulations! You must be so happy!

Marco de Puna said...

Grace, peace, and all of God's belessings to you and your son.

May our Lord always abide in your son.

dmw said...

Congratulations to The Boy!

artmaster2010-mail2,

If you are going to be an idiot here and speak of "Novus Ordo Abuse" and quote St. Thomas, why not quote this too:

"The deacon, as being nigh to the priestly order, has a certain share in the latter's duties, so that he may dispense the blood; but not the body, except in case of necessity, at the bidding of a bishop or of a priest. First of all, because Christ's blood is contained in a vessel, hence there is no need for it to be touched by the dispenser, as Christ's body is touched. Secondly, because the blood denotes the redemption derived by the people from Christ; hence it is that water is mixed with the blood, which water denotes the people. And because deacons are between priest and people, the dispensing of the blood is in the competency of deacons, rather than the dispensing of the body." (Summa theologiae, III, q. 82, a. 3, ad 1)

Rosemary said...

dmw- Thank you for the clarification. I had't read that passage before, and it's wonderful!