CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – It was a special day for members of the Catholic community as people recognized the feast of Corpus Christi.
A little history for you: In 1519, on the Roman Catholic Corpus Christi Day, the Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez De Pineda discovered a lush, semi-tropical bay on what is now the south coast of Texas.
The bay and our city would emerge later and take the name of the Corpus Christi festival “Body of Christ”.
“One of the effects of the Eucharist, of the body and blood of Christ, is the unity that Jesus brings us together so that all of us who receive his body and blood should know that we belong to the family, so it is about the Family of Christ, the family of God, “said Bishop Michael Mulvey.
In the evening there is traditionally an outdoor procession. It was canceled Thursday night due to the weather, but the plan was to drive off Mestina Street and eventually back to the cathedral.
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