ricordo prima comunione - first communion keepsake
one of the many things my mother saved from her childhood is this keepsake book she received during the time of her first communion. the prayers are in italian and translate beautifully. during the years my mom has kept prayer cards stuffed inside its pages in remembrance of those who have passed on. the cards, like the book, are old and place very special meaning in her heart. here are a few really beautiful prayers and cards.
the "hail mary" is a meaningful prayer for me. it is the first prayer i learned in italian and one thing my grandmother and i can say together that we both fully understand its meaning.