In 1246, a humble religious sister in Belgium - Saint Juliana of Mont Carillon - received inspiration form the Lord to start a celebration of the Blessed Sacrament. She convinced Bishop Robert de Thorte of Liege, and he started the Feast of Corpus Christi on the first Sunday after the feast of the Trinity. He knew that this feast would help renew the faith of Christians, and improve their attitude about the Blessed Sacrament. Ever since, Catholics around the world have celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with Eucharistic Processions held in streets and neighborhoods, which has led to many people converting to the Catholic faith.
|A Corpus Christi procession in Spain|
Photo by Ramon F Velasquez
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