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There are 159 sculptures adorning the monstrance used in the annual Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, including biblical scenes from the Old Testament up to the Good Shepherd and the risen Christ. The apostles and doctors of the Church adorn the host and Eucharistic miracles are depicted. Saints particularly devoted to the Eucharist are part of the multitude of adorers, as is Pope Pius X, known as the "pope of the Eucharist" since he encouraged frequent reception of the sacrament and lowered the age for first Communion. June 2, 2024.

World’s biggest monstrance created in reparation for Spanish war leads yearly procession

Jun 4, 2024

By Rachel Thomas

The monstrance used in the annual Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, was created as an act of reparation for... Read more

The faithful process behind the Blessed Sacrament across a bridge after leaving the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, June 2. 2024.

Corpus Christi processions sweep the nation amid National Eucharistic Revival

Jun 3, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Corpus Christi processions took place at a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S. is embarking on a... Read more

This year Pope Francis did not walk in the Eucharistic procession, but joined at the end for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and to offer the Eucharistic blessing.

Pope Francis joins in Corpus Christi celebration in Rome for first time in years

Jun 2, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis gave a solemn blessing with the Blessed Sacrament from the steps of the Basilica of St. Mary Major... Read more

On the solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis explained that just as Jesus “did not keep his life for himself, but gave it to us,” so too are Christians called to make their lives a gift for others.

Pope Francis: In the Eucharist, Jesus offers himself for the world

Jun 2, 2024

By Courtney Mares

On the solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis explained that Christians are called to make their lives a gift for... Read more


Seeing the Eucharist through the eyes of 10 saints

Jun 1, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Many saints have encouraged Catholics to prayerfully participate in the holy sacrifice of the Mass and the adoration of the... Read more

The procession in Zahle, Lebanon, for the feast of Corpus Christi, May 30, 2024.

Feast of Corpus Christi: Lebanon celebrates 199 years of miraculous Eucharistic event

May 31, 2024

By Marguerita Kallassy

Thousands of Christians flocked to Zahle, Lebanon, on Thursday, May 30, a city nicknamed “The City of 52 Churches,” to... Read more

On the solemnity of Corpus Christi,  the Eucharist — the real presence of Christ — is given public and solemn adoration, love, and gratitude.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist is God’s response to the deepest hunger of the heart

May 30, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The Holy Father will offer Mass and lead the traditional Eucharistic procession from St. John Lateran Basilica to St. Mary... Read more

After a four-year hiatus, the Corpus Christi festival is returning on Thursday, May 30, 2024, to Gilberto Parada Stadium in the town of Montero, Bolivia, where it is expected to draw the attendance of approximately 30,000 people, as in previous years.

Corpus Christi: 30,000 people expected to turn out for festival in Bolivia stadium 

May 28, 2024

By Julieta Villar

After a four-year hiatus, the Corpus Christi festival is returning this year to Montero, Bolivia, where it is expected to... Read more

The Eucharistic procession ended in the Vatican’s Lourdes Grotto.

From coast to coast, eucharistic processions take to the streets across America for Corpus Christi

Jun 13, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Social media was full of photos and videos of local eucharistic processions in dioceses around the country. Read more

Biblical characters, Noah, David, Melchizedek, and Judith, process through the streets of Valencia, Spain, during the Corpus Christi procession, June 11, 2023

PHOTOS: Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, continues to catechize

Jun 12, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

Valencia’s first Corpus Christi procession has been an annual affair since 1372. Read more

A Eucharistic procession in the Vatican Gardens on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ  on June 11, 2023.

PHOTOS: Eucharistic procession in the Vatican Gardens on Corpus Christi

Jun 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Corpus Christi is a 700-year-old feast in the Catholic Church that commemorates the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed... Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

Corpus Christi Sunday 2023: Inspiring words from the saints about the Eucharist

Jun 11, 2023

By Maisy Sullivan

Corpus Christi Sunday falls on June 11 this year. Read more

A few hundred Catholics marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., to publicly pray and adore the body of Christ during a eucharistic procession on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Eucharistic processions to be held across the country for Corpus Christi this weekend

Jun 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The processions occur as the Church in America enters its second phase of the U.S. bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival. Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday.

Let Jesus Christ feed the hungers of your life, Pope Francis says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine. Read more

St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341) and Sister Juliana Faustina.

How the Eucharist entered the heart of a 13th-century saint and inspired a Sister of Life

Jun 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘It was not so much that I discovered St. Juliana, as that she found me,’ says Sister Juliana Faustina. Read more

A Eucharistic procession at St. John the Baptist parish in Beloit, Kansas.

Want to organize a eucharistic procession? Here are tips from the Knights of Columbus

Jun 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is Sunday, June 19. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018.

Pope Francis won’t preside at Corpus Christi Mass and procession due to knee pain

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Celebrating Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope said: “A Church of the pure and perfect is a... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in Poznań, Poland, June 3, 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Poznań.

Catholics in Poland celebrate Corpus Christi amid coronavirus restrictions

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday.  Read more

Pope Francis prays in St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020.

Full Text: Pope Francis' Corpus Christi Homily

Jun 14, 2020

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Corpus Christi homily, delivered June 14 at the Basilica of St. Peter.  Read more