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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Corpus Christi

- Institution of the Eucharist, Joos van Wassenhove

In some parts of the world, the Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated today, but in others it's celebrated this coming Sunday and the Vatican has scheduled a synchronized worldwide hour of Eucharistic adoration for then. There's a post at Pray Tell about this event and some of the comments are interesting, from those noting that the timing would interfere with Sunday Mass in the US, to those questioning the "magical" character of synchronized praying. I'm not a fan of eucharistic adoration myself - it seems somehow reductionist - but I do think monstrances can be beautiful. Here's one shown in The Mission ...


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