Thursday, June 03, 2010

O Sacrum Convivium....

Sure, its observance might be transferred to Sunday these days across most of the Catholic world. Yet still, on the General Roman Calendar, today sees the Solemnity of Corpus Christi -- originally held to Thursday, of course, to underscore the link between the Eucharist and its institution at the Last Supper.

Comprising the traditional outdoor Mass and Eucharistic procession from St John Lateran to St Mary Major, the papal observance (program) begins at 7pm Rome time... in the meanwhile, though, a house favorite:


...and, for good measure, the mother of all hometown classics (written for this River City's triumphal turn at the International Eucharistic Congress in 1976):

Indults notwithstanding, buona festa a tutti.