My First Communion
What the Very Young Need to Know for their First Holy Communion
by The Most Reverend Louis LaRavoire Morrow, D.D.
This book was prepared for children just beginning school: five or six of age. It contains all that a child of that age needs to know before receiving his first Holy Communion. It tried to avoid all technical definition and abstract terms. It attempts to teach the child the loveliness and the truth of the Catholic Faith by telling only a few of the simplest facts, and presenting them in story and pictorial form. It is not so important that he memorize theological terms; it is very important that he learn to love God.
Most lessons are divided into three parts: (1) a narrative, (2) informal questions based on the narrative, and (3) a few numbered questions with answers, of which those marked with an asterisk should be learned by heart.
It is hoped that this little book will attract the interest of children and help them go to their catechism lesson with the eagerness of one about to listen to the most wonderful story in the world.
Imprimatur 1941, 112 page book.
Udaya UpendranJan 21, 2020, 00:44I have been using this little treasure for preparing a student for First Holy Communion. It is an excellent resource. It is simple yet profound and better than all the new progressive books out there which are expensive and do very little to impart the faith. My charge fully understands the divinity of Jesus Christ, has a good grasp of the Trinity, and the story of our salvation. As a seminarian, and God willing a priest one day, I hope to continue using this book to bring children into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our holy Catholic faith.