Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Corpus Christi 2016: Third Photopost - Zeal for the Sacred Liturgy

Here is the third set of your photos of Corpus Christi Masses and Processions from around the world. Our thanks go once again to all those who sent them in! (The photos are posted in the order received. I have included something from every set that arrived, but of course, we cannot post everything from the large sets. If yours were not included, it was purely by accident; let me know, and I will happy to add them.)

Every once in a while, in the course of running NLM, something happens which strikes me as particularly indicative of the ways in which Catholic liturgy is (however slowly and cautiously) heading in a positive direction. I grew up in the most Catholic state in the Union, (percentage wise); the Mass of Corpus Christi was celebrated, but never presented as anything of particular importance, much less one of the greatest feasts of the year, and there was certainly no procession. The first time I ever saw a Corpus procession was on my first visit to Rome, in the summer of 1995, when I attended the one celebrated by the Pope, which is itself a revival brought about by St John Paul II after several years’ abeyance. The fact that, for the third year in a row, we have received enough submissions to make three full photoposts out of them, shows how this good example is still bearing fruit, and shows the growing zeal for the cultivation of the best in our Catholic liturgical tradition. Feliciter!

Our Lady and St Joseph (Our Lady of Eden Catholic Parish) - Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Cathedral Basilica of St Peter and Paul - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Our Lady, Queen of Peace - Maywood, New Jersey

St Edward’s Catholic Church - Athens, Texas

Sacred Heart of Jesus - Grand Rapids, Michigan

St Louis Catholic Church - Tallahasee, Florida

St Joseph’s Church - Singapore

Santissia Trinità dei Pellegrini - Rome, Italy (F.S.S.P.)

Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel - New York City

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