“I AM the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” — from The Bread of Life Discourse, John 6.
Here are photos from the Corpus Christi procession, held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, on Sunday, June 10th, 2012, presided by Archbishop Carlson.
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,
How can I love thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift,
So far surpassing hope or thought?
Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore!
Oh, make us love thee more and more.
O thou our reminder of Christ crucified,
Living Bread, the life of us for whom He died,
Lend this life to me then; feed and feast my mind,
There be thou the sweetness man was meant to find.
O Jesus, we adore you,
Our victim and our priest,
Whose precious blood and body
Become our Sacred feast.
Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flow’rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
He makes our Sorro’ing spirit sing.
O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free,
A heart that always feels thy blood
So freely shed for me.