What is the Feast of Corpus Christi?
Corpus Christi means ‘
the body of Christ
’ in Latin.
The feast celebrates the transubstantiation of bread and wine
into the actual body of Christ during Mass.
How did it all start?
750 years ago a Bohemian priest doubted the
Eucharist was the Real Body and Blood of our Lord.
While celebrating Mass at Bolsena, a town north of Rome,
the bread of the Eucharist began to bleed.
The dripping blood formed the face of Jesus on the altar linen,
priest came to believe
The next year, in 1264, Pope Urban IV instituted
the Feast of Corpus Christi to celebrate this miraculous event.
The blood-stained Corporal of Bolsena still
exists and is venerated
as a major relic in Orvieto Cathedral in central Italy.
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