The Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Aymond, said the Mass today on the Feast of Corpus Christi, before leading a Eucharistic Procession through the neighborhood to the Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
It took place at the Shrine of Our lady of Prompt Succor, on State Street. It was very well attended, despite my photos into the side chapel. (I was playing the organ, and obviously could not be photographing everything in site.)
Here’s one of the beautiful chalices which were used for the special occasion of Corpus Christi.
And Fr. Nile was one of the emcees. Hey Fr. Nile! He’s leaving for studies in Rome on Thursday for further studies in Liturgy. Ciao! Arrividerci!
The Chapel (actually it’s an Oratorio…) (well, actually it’s the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor…),has a very large Reliquary. I used to find it creepy and bizarre, now I just.. accept it.
One of the Prayers led by the Archbishop.
I love the side altars in this Shrine / Oratorio.
The other side of the Chapel/Shrine/Oratorio is a beautiful view… (the Chapel has an extension which goes off at a 90 degree angle, very unusual.)
Hence inspiring Trish here to meditation on the glorious mysteries of the Body and Blood of Christ. (I am sure that’s what she was meditating upon after planning and performing music all weekend long for various Masses, Weddings and Corpus Christi celebrations.)
It’s a beautiful place, and it was a beautiful Mass.