First Holy Communion Rosary

17 May

communion4A rosary is a traditional gift for a boy or girl on First Communion Day.

communion3 The center of the First Holy Communion Rosary has a chalice, the symbol of communion.

communion  A parish church often gives the communicant a certificate to mark the First Communion Day.  The certificate shown above was awarded in 1900.

communion2 This First Holy Communion Certificate was awarded in 1968.

First Holy Communion is a special day in the life of a Catholic.  Rosaries and certificates help all remember the occasion.

RosaryCollectorsGuide To learn more about rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner.  This 152 page hardcover book, published by Schiffer Publishing, has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crucifixes, crosses, and center medals.  With rosaries owned by King Henry VIII of England to those honoring Pope Francis, The Rosary Collector’s Guide is the reference book that guides historians, antique dealers, and collectors of religious articles.

Hoffner Rosary Book Photo If you have questions about rosaries, contact the authors, Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner, at rosarycollector@aol.com

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2 Responses to “First Holy Communion Rosary”

  1. Giovanna Lottes May 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM #

    Now I see the certificate you were talking about – really neat stuff. Thank you so much for a lovely birthday outing. G

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  2. rosarycollector May 18, 2015 at 5:21 PM #

    Thank you. The first communion certificates are interesting. Prior to Vatican II, most people kneeled to receive communion. The early certificates show individuals kneeling rather than standing as they do today.

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