On this fine, sunny, hot, Roman June day the sunset occurred at 5:32. Sunset, 20:51. Ave Maria, you already know….21:15.
Today in many places there was the “external” celebration of Corpus Christi, or Corpus Domini, or Corpus et Sanguis Domini, or Solemnitas Corporis et Sanguinis Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, depending. At the traditional parish in Rome, Corpus Christi was celebrated on Thursday, according to the Vetus Ordo calendar. However, it was celebrated also on Sunday for the sake of El Pueblo… er um… the people. This is NOT the same as transferring Ascension Thursday to Sunday, or Epiphany.
There were many restorationists present at the Sunday Eucharistic celebration. Quite a few of them were restored to the state of grace in the confessional before and during Mass. Fourteen of them became a new kind of restorationist by the reception of 1st Holy Communion, thus not only restoring but also reinforcing and complimenting their baptismal character. Other restorationists were honoring their mothers and grandmothers by wearing lace in Church. And there was one cleric present who wore a biretta for the first time, I think. He got the hang of it. That’s the mark of a restorationist: being able to learn new things.
There was a procession after the Mass in the streets of Rome, through the neighborhood, across Piazza Farnese to a little church where St. Philip Neri started some of his work. Then back to the mothership.
The procession Cross.
The decoration of the altar. Note the position of the throne for the monstrance…
The reaction of some cardinals when they heard the new red hat list.