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A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Blackfriars' Corpus Christi Procession

As promised, here are some photos from our Eucharistic Procession on Thursday, the Feast of Corpus et Sanguinis Christi, which was held in the grounds of the Dominican Priory in Cambridge:

The Blessed Sacrament was taken under a canopy on procession around the garden. Above, bearing torches, are Sr Jordan James, OP and the Prior, Fr Richard Conrad, OP who served as deacon at the Mass.

We knelt in adoration of the Lord at the outdoor altar and sang the Tantum ergo hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas.

"O sacrament most holy, O sacrament divine..."

Benediction was given by the Novice Master, fr John Patrick Kenrick, OP


Blogger JPSonnen said...

wow, wicked photos - i love them! the roman rite has given us such a treasury! thanks!

12:05 pm  
Blogger Fr John Boyle said...

Thanks for your welcome. I was delighted to see your shots of the Blessed Sacrament Procession. Apart from Our Lord, I also recognised Sr Jordan with whom I have been on World Youth Day and who has been on Faith Movement events. A great witness to religious life for young girls.

6:02 pm  
Blogger aaron said...

I love the vestments, but why the need for the nun to bear a torch?? Surely there was a novice or two?? Or even an ordinary server?

12:30 pm  
Blogger Br Lawrence, O.P. said...

There are only two novices in total! One was singing (and thus holding on to sheet music), another was swinging a thurible. There were three servers. One had yet another thurible and the other two held acolytes' candles together with the Cross-bearer, who was a non-ordained brother.

Had we enough man-power, the deacon and the nun would not have had to hold the torches! Sr Jordan has originally been asked to take photographs for me... but was needed to carry the torch.

2:44 pm  
Anonymous Bro. Andrew, SM said...

Dear Bro. Lawrence,

Like Fr. Boyle, I recall Sr. Jordan from WYD'02. We were in the same parish for Days in the Dioceses that were held before the great shindig in Toronto. I am glad to see she is well.

8:37 pm  

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