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Lawton girl receives rite at Vatican

A Lawton youth recently received her first Communion at the Vatican.
by Carla Hinton Modified: June 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm •  Published: June 30, 2012
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A visit to the Vatican is a dream for many Roman Catholics.

One young Oklahoman and her family recently visited the Vatican and celebrated one of the church sacraments.

Isabel Celedon, daughter of Robert and Joanne Celedon of Lawton, celebrated her first Communion in May at the Chapel of Mary, Mother of the Family at the Vatican.

Little Isabel's aunt teaches at a school in Florence, Italy, and mentioned to Isabel's mother that her students were going to the Vatican to receive their first Communion. Through several conversations, Isabel's journey to Italy was arranged and the Celedons visited the Vatican to see the young girl take part in the religious rite.

She received a Bible and a rosary blessed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Bridging border

A reader familiar with the former Greystone Presbyterian Church recently emailed me in the hopes that I would clarify something.

In my June 23 story about the demolition of the Presbyterian church, I incorrectly said it was located in Nichols Hills.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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