Sunday, 6 October 2013

First Holy Communion Veils...then.

First Holy Communion ; what a sacred and special time in a small child's life! It is only right that a young girl meets her Lord in perfect attire, as a young Bride of Christ. May all our young daughters love Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament all the days of their lives.

A beautiful young Holy Communicant around the late 1900s. The very long clear veil with the circle of flowers to hold it on was popular.

Five young Brides of Christ receive Him for the very first time...

1925 - A full veil with a flower style band.

A few years later and the veil remains long and full.

All in pure white, ready to meet Our Lord.

Beautiful painting depicting First Holy Communicants in a Procession following the Sacrament.

Dear St Therese of Lisieux on her First Holy Communion day on May 8th, 1884.

Pouring her love out before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, her mission “to make God loved” began.  Of her First Communion, in which Therese received Love Himself personally for the first time, she writes, “It was a kiss of love, I felt myself loved, and I replied, ‘I love You and I give myself to You forever.”


  1. I love the pictures of the flowery veil. It is like an evolution of styles, from 1800 to the present. They all look charming and sweet. -

  2. Thank you so much, Rachel. From the past to the present, veils are so beautiful.
    God Bless!