Friday, May 31, 2013

Pope calls for solidarity, walks Corpus Christi procession

Above link to: Rome Reports: Corpus Christi Procession in Rome

(Vatican Radio) A crowd of about 20,000 gathered for an outdoor mass with Pope Francis on Thursday at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

In his homily, the Pope commented on the day’s reading from the Gospel of St. Luke, which recounts how Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish. The Gospel, he said, recalls three key words—discipleship, fellowship and sharing—and calls us to solidarity.

“Jesus speaks in silence in the Mystery of the Eucharist,” he said, “and every time reminds us that to follow Him means to come out of ourselves and make of our own lives, not a possession, but a gift to Him and to others.”

Above from and continued here:  Vatican Radio - Corpus Christi Procession

In Ireland, the Feast of Corpus Christi was moved from the Thursday to the Sunday after Trinity Sunday.  In Italy the Feast is held traditionally on the Thursday. 

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