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Each of Us is a Corpus Christi Procession

By Sister Barbara Jean Franklin, ASC

On Sunday, Catholics celebrated the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – formerly, Corpus Christi — but mostly, without the triumphant liturgical processions that marked the celebration years ago.

In those days, the Eucharist was carried out of the Church, often under a fancy canopy, so that the Christian faithful could publicly profess faith and worship of the Blessed Sacrament.

The procession and canopy are not unlike the big tent crusades led years ago by preachers, such as Rev. Billy Graham, where people came forward to profess their faith,

Baltimore, Nepal, and Standing Witness

by Sr. Sara Dwyer, ASC

This has been a week of human violence and extreme natural disasters, not only in Baltimore and Nepal, but in so many cities and countries. During this Easter season, as believers in the Risen One, we are called to pray and witness to New Life. Hope is the defining virtue, that during these painful and dark situations, gives us hearts, hands and minds to believe in new life, a better day.

Baltimore, from freeimages.com

Though we are not “in” those areas, we are feeling their suffering. Let us,