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One Spiritual Step

One Spiritual Step
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

At St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Falls Church, Virginia, a girl prepares for her first Communion. Typically, Catholic children receive this sacrament at seven or eight years of age. “But many children in our parish receive their first Communion when they’re older,” says Sister Carmen Robles. “They come here from El Salvador and Guatemala, where their parents worked all the time. Many of the children didn’t go to church, and many were never baptized.”



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 35-70mm zoom f2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: 1 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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