PHOTOS: Corpus Christi procession in Westphalia

June 3, 2018, St. Joseph parish


Members and friends of St. Joseph parish in Westphalia take part in an outdoor procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass on Sunday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. They processed from the church to temporary altars of repose in the churchyard, on a porch across the street, and at a 19th-century log cabin reconstructed by the Osage County Historical Society. The purpose of this ancient tradition is to give public witness to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ — Body, Soul, Spirit and Divinity — in the Most Blessed Sacrament. (48 photos)