UPDATED – LONDON: Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane – Beauty and faith in the streets


ACK!  I posted the wrong photos.  Corrections below.

Speaking of Corpus Christi and processions, you might recall that some months ago I suggested to the readership that it would be a good gesture to help Corpus Christi parish in London, on Maiden Lane near Covent Garden, to buy a new procession canopy.  You responded well and they were able to raise the funds.

Yesterday, they had a big day at that central London parish.   Cardinal Nichols made their church the Westminster Diocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament.  At the conclusion of 40 Hours Devotion, the Cardinal was celebrant for the Pontifical Mass and procession.

This is an impressive place, in the heart of London.  It was established by Card. Manning in 1874 and was the first church in England named for the Body and Blood of the Lord. The parish priest has undertaken a beautiful project of renewal of the interior.  The before and after photos are striking.  Also, this is where, even in the very dark years, the TLM was maintained with the help of the Latin Mass Society (if you don’t belong, please think about joining). They also have a Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament.

The photos from our Mass with Cardinal Nichols and procession around Covent Garden can be seen HERE. And HERE Samples:

See what can happen with imagination and elbow grease and cooperation of different parties?

This is New Evangelization.

And here are some shots from their photo album of the Extraordinary Form Mass HERE.

They also have new Stations of the Cross.  HERE

And a video from the Cardinal Archbishop with great images:

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  1. JARay says:

    Hurrah! I wish that I could have been there!

  2. MrsMacD says:


  3. romanrevert says:

    Fresh off of his Ramadan celebrations with the Mayor – His Eminence looks tired.

  4. ClavesCoelorum says:

    Just a little correction: Abbot Hugh Allan OPraem was the celebrant at the end of 40 Hours devotion, which concluded on Thursday with the Pontifical Mass in the EF. Cardinal Nichols offered Mass on Sunday.

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