recollections & ruminations

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When I was a child I chewed on deflated rubber balloons and sucked on wet washcloths in the tub, and yet, due to nausea, I could not bring myself to swallow the consecrated host during my first holy communion, instead smuggling it into my white patent leather clutch.

Having spent a good few seconds in my mouth, the wafer was mushy like cooked banana and ruined my floral-patterned rosary pouch.

According to various discussion forums and websites, including Yahoo! Answers, where a user named wassup asked, What happens if you throw up after having eaten a communion wafer?, the eucharist must be dissolved in water to be disposed of properly. But there are exceptions, says Legionary Father Edward McNamara at A Zenit Daily Dispatch:

If the mishap has occurred outside of a parish — for example, in a nursing home or hospital with no chapel — then it should be carefully wrapped in a purificator and brought to the parish for proper disposal.

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I am on Twitter. A random anonymous person liked my tweet. Account name: Buy 1K Followers $12. Likes: 511. Twitter handle: @marquettalevit1. Icon: white egg against lavender background. Joined: November 2016. Timeline excerpt: “marquettalevit1 hasn’t tweeted yet.”

Also, account holder I’m Aaron followed me. Bio: “I’ve always been the caretaker.” Monira Afrin followed me, as well. Bio: none. The user Noble added me to a list: NobleStudiosUK/Creative.

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