Thursday, May 22, 2008

Corpus Domini

Today, in Rome, Corpus Domini will be celebrated by the Pope at the Basilica of St. John Lateran and afterwards, will lead the faithful in a procession up Via Merulana to the Basilica of St. Mary Major where he will bless the faithful in the Benediction.

Watch EWTN live at 1 PM.

The photo above is from last year's procession which we were privileged to attend. Quantitative Metathesis was there with us. Finding her among all those present was a small miracle in itself. There is nothing like being there in the midst of a sea of priests, religious, seminarians, and the faithful processing behind our Universal Shepherd, chanting and listening to meditations along Via Merulana. Locals line up along the sides of the street or poke their heads out their windows to watch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What Argent doesn't tell you was the only way I found her and her family among the thousands was to look intently at the crowd during the Eucharistic Prayer. You see, it was guaranteed that the ones who were still kneeling up until the Lord's Prayer were Americans! ;-)

That procession still leaves me speechless. Somewhere along the way, I realized that we were actually, physically following Peter as he processed with Jesus Christ along the streets of Rome....