How times have changed…

I am a Catholic, and when I took my first Holy Communion in the 1960s, the priest placed the wafer straight onto your tongue. I was quite happy with that. Later, the priest used to place it on your hand and you placed it on your tongue yourself. When I was quite young still, a schoolmate dropped her wafer on the floor. There was a huge hullabaloo. The place she dropped it had to be cordoned off and blessed and all kinds of things. I am left handed and very clumsy so I was  terrified of that happening to me. I chose to have it on the tongue after that. Even if the priest was reluctant, I just stuck my tongue out. And we never ever ever got to drink wine. Ever.

Now, of course, being divorced, I am no longer allowed to take communion (and I no longer go to church), but I thought this was interesting. How times have changed!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

  1. What a terrible thing!
    I know drinking the Wine from the cup is not hygienic and with the pandemic it is obviously forbidden but these individual cups are a disaster for the environment. How did people even think of it?

  2. Sanitary and hygienic, to be sure, but a total disaster for the environment just as the Keurig cup has been.

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