Little Nellie was not yet four and a half when God took her to Heaven; but she had already made her First Holy Communion. Before she died, she had received Our Lord 32 times.
She knew that in Holy Communion she was receiving God; she always called Him "Holy God." When the Holy Father, Pope St. Pius X, heard about Little Nellie, he cried: "There! That is the sign for which I was waiting." Then the Holy Father said that children could receive Holy Communion when they were little, rather than waiting till age 12.
Little Nellie is called the Little Violet of the Blessed Sacrament. Perfect to teach children love and reverence for Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist!
Sister M. Dominic