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Holy Communion
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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Holy Communion
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • But he said: —Gentlemen, the happiest day of my life was the day on which I made my first holy communion.
  • Because on the day when he had made his first holy communion in the chapel he had shut his eyes and opened his mouth and put out his tongue a little: and when the rector had stooped down to give him the holy communion he had smelt a faint winy smell off the rector’s breath after the wine of the mass.
  • Because on the day when he had made his first holy communion in the chapel he had shut his eyes and opened his mouth and put out his tongue a little: and when the rector had stooped down to give him the holy communion he had smelt a faint winy smell off the rector’s breath after the wine of the mass.
  • I pray to God through the merits of His zealous servant Francis Xavier, that such a soul may be led to sincere repentance and that the holy communion on saint Francis’s day of this year may be a lasting covenant between God and that soul.

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  • There are those who would like to deny Holy Communion to pro-choice politicians, but most see such a policy as violating the separation of church and state.
  • When the two arcs open wide like jaws Nenny jumps in across from me, the rope tick-ticking, the little gold earrings our mama gave her for her First Holy Communion bouncing.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street

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