- May 28, 2020
As Romans engage in their standard summer cycle of complaint about the city’s woes, Pope Francis has launched his standard refrain: Don’t wait around for others to do it, do it yourselves.
On the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said that in a culture obsessed with profit and gain, the Eucharist is a remedy for selfishness, inviting people to imitate Christ in sharing themselves with and for others.
The rotation of seasons, feast days, Scripture readings, and various customs are all in service to the Christian believer who seeks to love and serve God in the midst of the joys and sufferings of life.
It is time for the Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain, and the central town of Camuñas smells of rosemary.
Catholic believers across Germany are celebrating the religious holiday of Corpus Christi with carefully arranged processions through villages and towns, often donning traditional costumes.
Pope Francis celebrated the feast day Mass not in Rome, as had been the tradition since 1979, but in the seaside town of Ostia, about 16 miles west. Ostia was where St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, died in 387 on a journey back to Africa after St. Augustine’s conversion to Christianity.