The small central Minnesota town where I live lost track of doing Corpus Christi processions somewhere in the 20th century, but revived the custom in 2003. (August 2, 2009)
Walking in the procession isn't required: which is just as well, since my walk is more of a lurch. A fair number of folks hung around after this morning's Mass, though, and joined the parade: make that joined the procession. Instead of trying to keep up, I took pictures.
(Getting ready for the procession, at Our Lady of Angels church. The monstrance is there on the altar, between the candelabras, with its back open.)
(They've reached St. Paul's. That tent-like thing, or canopy, is called a baldachin, and I wrote about that this morning.)
(The procession stopped twice: once on the way out, and on the way back. This is the second stop, for a benediction and more singing.)
Folks sang and prayed as they walked: in a mix of English and Latin, as is our custom around here.
I wondered if we'd have a procession this year. We've been rained out a few times: and thunderstorms were in the forecast. One of the folks in the procession gave me an odd look while I was taking this last photo. I hadn't thought about the impression given by some older guy with a Grizzly Adams beard, shadowing the procession in a van and taking pictures: and that's another topic.
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- "Jesus: Two Millennia of Truth and Alternatives"
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- "Corpus Christi, and Running into Walls"
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