Thursday, May 30, 2013
CORPUS CHRISTI DAY
I have so many fond and beautiful memories of my years in Germany. It was on feasts such as today (Corpus Christi) that the last vestiges of an ancient Christian civilization showed forth if only in shadows of times past in hamlets, villages and cities in what was once "Catholic Germany". For Corpus Christi Day is still in some states and cantons of German-speaking lands with a overwhelmingly Catholic population a legal holiday.... Processions through fields, in boats on lakes, winding through ancient towns and villages upon carpets of flowers painstakingly and intricately designed by the faithful in the night before the great Feast in motifs mean't to foster the faith of the people in the real presence of JESUS in the most holy sacrament of the altar. The gold and white papal flag proudly waving from banners and flag poles. Altars set up in front of houses with statues, crucifixes and holy pictures...where Our beloved LORD passes by in blessing.