Thursday, June 4, 2015
HAPPY CORPUS CHRISTI FROM THE POPES
Pope Francis will celebrate Mass outside in front of the Cathedral Church of Rome, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. After the Prayer after Holy Communion, the Most Blessed Sacrament will be placed in a monstrance and then placed securely on the back of a Chevy flatbed pickup truck and a marvelous procession will form. Southerners truly love this part of the procession! It is inculturation at its best!
Pope Benedict would kneel before the Most Blessed Sacrament on the flatbed of the truck and then truck on down to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Pope Francis in the past walks behind the Chevy pickup.
At the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Pope Francis will celebrate Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament ad orientem.
And from a Corpus Christi in the not to distant past: