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Posted on 05/26/2005 4:09:18 PM PDT by NYer
VATICAN CITY, MAY 26, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Before taking part in the Corpus Christi procession through a section of Rome, Benedict XVI said that with this gesture believers hope that "our streets will be Jesus' streets."
The Pope celebrated Mass on a warm evening today in St. John Lateran Square, in the atrium of the Bishop of Rome's cathedral.
As night fell, the celebration ended with the procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, thus continuing with a tradition cherished by Pope John Paul II.
In his homily, Benedict XVI made a comparison between the Holy Thursday procession, in which the Church "accompanies Jesus in his solitude, toward the way of the cross," and the Corpus Christi procession, which "responds symbolically to the Risen One's mandate" to evangelize.
"We take Christ, present in the figure of bread, through the streets of our city," the Holy Father said.
"We entrust these streets, these homes, our daily life, to his goodness," he added. "May our streets be Jesus' streets! May our homes be homes for him and with him! May his presence penetrate our daily life.
"With this gesture, we place before his eyes the sufferings of the sick, the loneliness of young people and the elderly, temptations, fears, our whole life."
The Pope added: "The procession is intended to be a great and public blessing for our city: Christ is, in person, the divine blessing for the world."
Pope Benedict XVI holds the monstrance as he leaves Saint John of Laterano Basilic where he celebrated a Mass and headed a procession in Rome to celebrate the Roman Catholic feast of Corpus Domini, commemorating Christ's last supper and the institution of the eucharist May 26, 2005. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Our parish is having a procession this weekend. Anyone else's?
Thank you for bringing Rome and the Procession of Corpus Christi, with the Holy Father ot this site!
Hail Mary's for the Pope going daily!!!!!
A huge Amen! to that.
Thousands participated in the procession.
I LOVE Benediction!
The Divine Praises:
Blessed be God,Blessed be His Most Holy Name, Blessed be Jesus Christ True God and true man......
We have a big diocesan-wide celebration with Mass and a procession every year at our co-cathedral here in Houston. :-)
Best when chanted.
Know them,well these,and the Tantum Ergo, O Salutaris as well...thanks
Ours, in Nutley, NJ.
We at Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston will, of course.
After the 5pm Mass Sunday with a police escort and 4 Benedictions.
Will that be at four different altars?
Yes, set up along the route around the block.
Sorry so late, but my parish is too.
Better yet... we already had one.
at Saint Theresa in Sugarland.
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