Friday, May 30, 2008

Corpus Christi in Łowicz, 2007

A beautiful photo-set on Flickr can be found here, depicting the splendid Corpus Christi festivities in Łowicz, Poland. Most of the space is devoted to images of townsmen and women in colorful traditional costume, rather than a more conventional liturgical focus, but such customs, with no real equivalent in the United States or even much of the English-speaking world, point to the strong Catholic cultural and political framework in which such rituals flourished in times past, and suggest, perhaps, another sort of lay participation often forgotten today.

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