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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
  • We are Holy Communion.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • She told me that her da, now long dead, had given it to her for her First Holy Communion when she was thirteen.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • She suggested that Natasha should fast and prepare for Holy Communion, and Natasha gladly welcomed the idea.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The white missionary was very proud of him and he was one of the first men in Umuofia to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion, or Holy Feast as it was called in Ibo.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I recite the Periodic Table of Elements like a prayer; I take my examinations as Holy Communion, and the pass of the first semester was a sacrament.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The practice of ’god-eating’-that is, Holy Communion-was borrowed from the Aztecs.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Dad says, Shush, that’s Holy Communion, the body and blood of Our Lord.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol

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  • About an hour after we reached the top of the Mt. our Catholic Chaplain had Mass and I went to Holy Communion.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Sor Asuncion asked Hilda if she wouldn’t like to join us for Holy Communion, and Hilda said that she liked a heartier menu!
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • I could see why people were baffled—if this was true, wasn’t Holy Communion cannibalistic?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I looked up and saw myself in a most palpable vision ascending the altar steps, opening the tiny sacrosanct tabernacle, reaching with monstrous hands for the consecrated ciborium, and taking the Body of Christ and strewing Its white wafers all over the carpet; and walking then on the sacred wafers, walking up and down before the altar, giving Holy Communion to the dust.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • So it is that Ngo Dinh Diem, president of Vietnam, receives Holy Communion alongside his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It seemed to Philip that the religion which his uncle had preached all his life was now of no more than formal importance to him: every Sunday the curate came and administered to him Holy Communion, and he often read his Bible; but it was clear that he looked upon death with horror.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I had not yet been to catechism, nor had I made my first holy communion, but my mother had taught me the Act of Contrition.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Wisdom is a holy communion.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The real fun is working up hatred between those who say "mass" and those who say "holy communion" when neither party could possibly state the difference between, say, Hooker’s doctrine and Thomas Aquinas’, in any form which would hold water for five minutes.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • But he said: —Gentlemen, the happiest day of my life was the day on which I made my first holy communion.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I had baked the bread from chalma flour and I am sure that it must have tasted of that bland, yellow leaf, but to me the taste was exactly like that of the first Host I had partaken of during my first Holy Communion in Villefranche-sur-Sa/}ne some sixty standard years earlier.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I hoped that in a few years the taking of the first holy communion would bring me understanding.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The master himself has to show us how to receive Holy Communion.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • He gets off his knees and tells us kneel around the classroom for the Holy Communion practice.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • When I went to church as a kid, long before I came back to it, I received Holy Communion like everyone else, but I didn’t really give much thought to what I received.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Not even the tiniest particle of the consecrated host could be lost; we went to great pains to make sure of this when disposing of the leftovers from Holy Communion.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Some boys giggle and he roars at them that if the giggling doesn’t stop it’s not Holy Communion they’ll be getting but the Last Rites and what is that sacrament called, McCourt?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • This is what I had expected God to do at my first holy communion!
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Maybe it was saying the rosary, for me, and receiving Holy Communion, and serving God.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • 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.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • 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.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Even in church during the privacy of Holy Communion, Father Gabriel bent down and whispered "!Viva la Mariposa!"
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • 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.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • "But I took the holy communion! I sought understanding!" I cut in.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • In the spring I will make arrangements for you to start catechism with the padre at the church, and then on Easter Sunday you will make your first holy communion.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • He paces back and forth, waves his stick, tells us we must never forget that the moment the Holy Communion is placed on our tongues we become members of that most glorious congregation, the One, Holy, Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church, that for two thousand years men, women and children have died for the Faith, that the Irish have nothing to be ashamed of in the martyr department.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Dear God! the spirit cries out, my soul will live forever! And so we hurried to catechism! The trying forty days of Lent lay ahead of us, then the shining goal, Easter Sunday and first holy communion! Very little else mattered in my life.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Vestiges remained in the arcane rituals of Christianity, in its god-eating rites of Holy Communion, its hierarchies of saints, angels, and demons, its chanting and incantation, its holy calendar’s astrological underpinnings, its consecrated robes, and in its promise of everlasting life.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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