Pastoral Notes 3rd June, 2018

THE BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST

The Feast of ‘Corpus Christi’ is celebrated publicly in many places. In the town of Orvieto in the heart of Italy there is a wonderful medieval pageant, with people dressed as Knights in armour, riding in procession, with various Guilds of the Middle Ages shown carrying their banners and as many as can dressed in costumes of those medieval times. People come from all around to this hill-top town, as the famous relic is carried in procession – of the host which bled and so woke up the faith of the priest celebrating Mass long ago.
Our faith is meant then to turn to Christ who, by shedding his blood for us, unites us with and through Him in the communion of saints on earth and in heaven.