Wonderful Italian newstory: a first Communion in a TLM

From the site Rinascimento Sacrothis is great, even if you don’t understand Italian.

A little boy named "Beniamino", an altar boy, received his 1st Holy Communion.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3wBYs2hun0]

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13 Responses to Wonderful Italian newstory: a first Communion in a TLM

  1. Andreas says:

    E caratterisato da piu sacralita …

    That about sums it up, doesn’t it?!

  2. michigancatholic says:

    I like your categories: Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Lighter Fare…..

    This is beautiful.

  3. Willebrord says:

    A while back, I was serving the altar, and was present for the First Holy Communion of a (much younger) fellow altar boy. It was a beautiful moment, except that the candle I gave him went out twice before I kept it going.

    Weird though, as I don’t remember having ever seen anyone else get a candle for their First Communion — although that was the first time I’d seen it done in the TLM.

  4. AnnaTrad says:

    Just the most beautiful thing this side of heaven.

  5. taximom says:

    Bellissimo, padre.
    Just a question… my friend just got married in a small town in Italy last week, and she told me that the wedding was celebrated according to the ‘new rite’.
    Apparently the altar servers held a cloth over the bride and the groom’s heads during the exchange of the vows. Have you heard of this at all?
    Thank you.

  6. Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will certainly be subscribing to your blog.

  7. puella says:

    Spoken Italian has to be one of the coolest sounds ever :)

    PS Boo on spam comments!

  8. leo says:

    is that the correct way to hold the chasuable when incensing the altar

  9. Fabrizio says:

    Spoken Italian has to be one of the coolest sounds ever

    No argument there… Dante Alighieri santo subito!

    However, certain regional accents of spoken American are pretty cool too! Even more cool to hear a priest preaching with a thick Texan drawl in the middle of an EF high mass with greogrian cant and latin readings and prayers and all. Talk about universality!

    Back to topic, what these Franciscans of the Immaculate are doing here in Italy is unbelievable. They’re packed with vocations, they seem all very young and the youth likes them a lot. Also, you can’t go wrong with Franciscans in Italy. If there’s a religious family that can trigger the return of tradition in our Catholic lives that’s a Franciscan one, even though mainstream franciscanism seems to have gotten beyond non-return point.

  10. Cantuale says:

    FOR taximom:
    The rite you describe is called: “velatio”, to hold a veil over the bride and the groom’s heads during the blessing given by the priest (not during thei vows). It is an ancient custom of the roman rite in Southern Italy, and the new “adaptation” of the rite of marriage has extended that use to all the diocese as an option.
    The veil signifies the Holy Spirit as a cloud of glory on the new wedded couple which is kneeling under it receiving the blessing of the Church.
    Alessandro

  11. Henry Edwards says:

    Blessedly, I have still not heard anything either president (of ND or of the U.S.) said Sunday, because early that afternoon I attended a TLM at which a little girl — in traditional white satin dress and veil and all — made her first Holy Communion.

    Then, upon getting home, instead of turning on the TV to catch the post mortems, we put in our DVD of “Becket” to watch yet again the most gratifying and heartwarming scene the film industry has yet immortalized — that wonderful excommunication scene.

  12. Sandra in Severn says:

    “Weird though, as I don’t remember having ever seen anyone else get a candle for their First Communion—although that was the first time I’d seen it done in the TLM.”

    It is still done in both Germany and France, and I have photos of my parents and grandparents (as children) on the day of their First Communion and they all were given candles.

    That was a beautiful video, thank-you for finding and sharing it with us.

  13. taximom says:

    Grazie, Alessandro!