Deeply moved to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist, this child reminds us what a gift Holy Communion is.
May 15, 2021, will be a day to remember for 11-year-old Caio Henrique Nagel Vieira. It was the day he made his First Communion and felt the love of Jesus in a special, stronger way within his heart.
In fact, during the Mass, which took place in St. Agnes parish, in Balneário Camboriú (southern Brazil), the boy was moved to tears when he received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.
According to a testimony published on the parish website, “while Caio was crying, a catechist, also with teary eyes, arrived, hugged him and kissed his head. She’s Patricia Nagel Vieira who, besides being a catechist, is also Caio’s mother.”
“Jesus hugged me”
Caio “can’t describe exactly what he felt.” However, he said that at the moment of the consecration, “he first remembered the movie The Passion of the Christ and asked forgiveness for the sins of humanity and for all that Jesus suffered for us.” And he wept.
Then, at the time of Communion, the boy went towards the altar with a feeling of happiness, with his eyes fixed on the altar. After receiving the Eucharist, he knelt down and broke into tears of emotion again. According to ACI Digital Cathoilc news agency, the boy felt that Jesus was embracing him.