Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Posted in Apostolates on June 18, 2010
Tridentine Mass

On Sunday, June 6, Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General of the Institute, offered Solemn High Mass for the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, Wisconsin. An enlightening sermon was preached by Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz, the Vicar General of the Institute and Provincial for the United States (which you can listen to online).

The magnificent Gothic architecture and altars of St. Mary's, the splendid liturgical vestments, as well as the beautiful music provided by St. Mary's own Choir of the Immaculate Conception and a guest choir, The Wisconsin Master Choir, made this Corpus Christi Liturgy a "glimpse of Heaven" — a feast for the senses, as well as for both heart and soul.

Following Holy Mass a grand Eucharistic procession took place. Heralded by members of the Knights of Columbus in full ceremonial dress, the path of Our Lord was paved with fragrant rose petals strewn by dozens of flower girls. The Blessed Sacrament, solemnly carried in a brilliant gold monstrance under a baldachino, was followed in procession by hundreds of adoring faithful through the streets of Wausau in the vicinity of the Oratory. Afterwards all were invited for a fine reception prepared by the many good faithful of St. Mary's. There was singing and a children's pageant performed by the youngest members of St. Mary's Oratory family in honor of the visit of our Prior General.

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau
Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Wausau