Saving History - Rosemary Rosaria Del Balso Colarochio’s First Communion Veil

Among the most important rites celebrated by Catholics is the First Communion. This is when a child usually around the age of 7 or 8 accepts the body and blood of Christ symbolized in the Eucharist for the first time. Special attire is required for the sacred ceremony. Girls normally wear white dresses with a veil. The white symbolizes purity and connects them to their Baptism, when they also wore white.

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