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The Feasts

I have been lost in a book this week--thoroughly enjoying Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina's The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics.As a participant on their blog tour, I was asked to write about the Solemnity of the Body and Blood--and I'm only too happy to share this book with you.  In fact, I've written about Corpus Christi often before.  The feast is celebrated around the world in so many ways.Here at Seasons of Grace, I've offered readers the opportunity each y … [Read more...]

Corpus Christi—Beautiful Imagery From Around the World

Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain

This week the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi, the feast instituted in the thirteenth century by Pope Urban IV to honor the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  Here in the United States, the feast was celebrated on Sunday; but in Italy and many other countries, the faithful marked the celebration on Thursday.In Rome, Pope Francis led a crowd of about 20,000 pilgrims in a traditional Corpus Christi procession through the streets from the Basilica of St. John … [Read more...]

On Corpus Christi–A Eucharistic Flash Mob

You've seen them before:  dancers, musicians, actors, jugglers, lovers with elaborate marriage proposals, all taking to the streets and the malls with flash mobs.This flash mob, though, consists of people of faith--people who come together to kneel before their Creator, inspiring others to join in praise of their God.Whether you celebrated Corpus Christi yesterday or on Sunday, as we do here in the United States, take a moment to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus' gift of Himself … [Read more...]