Warsaw, Poland, Jun 3, 2021 / 14:20 pm
Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday.
People took to the streets June 3 wearing face coverings and following local coronavirus restrictions to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, observed on the Thursday after the octave of Pentecost.
Following Polish tradition, girls who had recently made their first Holy Communions scattered rose petals before the Blessed Sacrament, which was carried by a priest under a processional canopy.
Celebrating Corpus Christi in Poznań, bishops’ conference president Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki said that “no Christian community can overcome loneliness and create community if it does not have its root and basis in the celebration of the Eucharist.”
Bishop Andrzej Przybylski, an auxiliary bishop of Częstochowa, celebrated an outdoor Mass at Jasna Góra, home to the revered icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa.
“The greatest treasure of Jasna Góra Shrine is not this wonderful and beautiful icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra but it is the Blessed Sacrament and the most important and most effective prayer is the Holy Mass. The Eucharist is the sun and the center of our faith,” Bishop Przybylski reflected.