Congratulations to Virginia Bocelli! 🙌
Singer Andrea Bocelli celebrated his daughter Virginia’s First Holy Communion on social media with several photos.
The world-renowned Italian opera singer and his family are practicing Catholics and often vocalize their commitment to the faith.
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Bocelli published the First Communion photos with his wife, the parish priest, and others close to the family. The post also includes a beautiful love letter to Virginia from Bocelli and his wife, Veronica.
They tell their daughter that this “Sacrament of Communion” “is a joyful commitment that affirms the whole of life with unprecedented strength.”
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“As Pope Francis reminds us,” the post concludes, “making First Communion means ‘growing in friendship with Jesus and desiring that others too can enjoy the joy that he wants to give us.'”
Here’s the full post below:
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Here’s the post’s translation:
“It is a feast, it is a joyful commitment that affirms the whole of life with unprecedented strength: the earthly one, which today accompanies you in your spring as you flourish, and which next to you will remain in the seasons venture, the otherworldly one, of the heavenly Father who wanted to remain close to us and who does not abandon us.
“Dear Virginia, how much grace (divine and earthly) has filled this day, in which you approached the Sacrament of Communion for the first time! That smile that enlightened you tells us how you yourself have perfectly understood the sweet responsibility and the reason for great joy that this rite contains and gives us: ‘communion”‘ a wonderful word, communion with the world, in which we are brothers, communion with heaven, of which we are children.
“Because, as Pope Francis reminds us, making First Communion means ‘growing in friendship with Jesus and desiring that others too can enjoy the joy that he wants to give us.'”