LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Doing Something Right

As you may know, the Holy Father's outdoor Corpus Christi procession was cancelled due to inclement weather.
I, on the other hand, was privileged to take part in two : one on Thursday evening through the streets of Brighton, courtesy of Fr Ray Blake, and the other yesterday through the centre of Oxford - some splendid photos of which can be found on fr Lawrence Lew's flickr page. (And one, of course, above !)

I doubt if I was alone in being a little worried about the weather yesterday; the sky didn't look entirely friendly, but in fact there was nothing more than a token drop or two - until Our Blessed Lord was enthroned on the altar of the Chaplaincy, when the heavens opened . . . a fact which was all-too-obvious given noise of the rain on the rooflights in the chapel !

As F. Daniel said . . . 'we must have been doing something right' !

Corpus Christi processions seem - I'm glad to say - to be making something of a reappearance; do let us try and ensure that this trend continues, and let us promise ourselves that we will make a point of walking with Our Lord whenever He goes out into the streets of His world : it's a great privilege, and one that we must surely hope that we shall one day share in Heaven.

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed wonderful to see the revival of Corpus Christi processions. The processions I recall from my youth in the 1960s did not go out into the street but were impressive nevertheless- lots of servers carrying torches and girls with baskets of rose petals which they spread along the path in front of the Blessed Sacrament.