Friday, March 21, 2008

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - procession on Holy Thursday

Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose following Holy Thursday Mass at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory. Note that the processional crucifix is shouded; the Lenten fast is extended even to our senses during Passiontide.


  1. Can you explain to me the further reasonings behind veiling the crucifix during Holy Thursday? It is only this day? Is it bc the crucifixion hasn't happened yet?

  2. Not just the crucifix, but most of the images in the church are shrouded during Passiontide, the two weeks preceding Easter. See this old posting on shrouded statutes.