Forgive me for being late for Corpus Christi. I’m preparing for a long weekend, and time is short. The blog sort of fell off my list of things to do. But I thought I’d give you something special for having to wait. But you will have to scroll to the end.
Here’s this week’s shrine– actually a chapel at St Charles Seminary (retired) at Carthagena, Ohio.
It has since been turned into a home for elder care. All photographs of St. Charles Seminary are taken by Nhyob, from Wikimedia Commons. They are distributed by the Creative Commons License. Beautiful work!
Here’s a closeup of the text near the bottom, around the Tabernacle. Keep in mind, this was done around 1910.
Here is the text, as shown.
Text, altered, so the text is (hopefully) easier to read.
Below…Here’s the mosaic in context. A little spare for my taste, but still objectively beautiful, reverent and balanced.
Side Chapels. Had to show them; the photos were taken on my birthday! Here’s the Blessed Mother…
Below is a side chapel of Saint Gaspare del Bufalo. The big box there contains his forearm. If you are a devotee of St Gaspar, this is good destination for a pilgrimage!
Here’s the Exterior. I love it… going for Neo-Baroque.
My little bonus for this great solemnity is this.
Celebration of Corpus Christi in Iraq, 1920.
That’s right– this is a eucharistic procession. In IRAQ, ca. 1922. One last thing, along the same lines.
Holy Women at the Tomb. Manuscript written around 1684. Special thanks to the Walters Museum for donating this and other images to the Public Domain.