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Corpus Christi in the Vatican Gardens

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On Saturday evening, June 22, 2019, Sr. Izabela Świerad, Sr. Josephine D´Sousa, Sr. Maria Landsberger and Sr. Antje Eichhorn OSB participated in the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi in the Vatican Gardens. It is a tradition that the Priests’ College of Campo Santo Teutonico at the Vatican, led by Rector Msgr Hans-Peter Fischer, organizes the Feast of Corpus Christi for the German-speaking inhabitants and pilgrims.


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The Eucharistic celebration took place at the Marian Grotto under the presidency of Archbishop Pio Vito Pinto, Dean of the Rota Romana. The following Eucharistic procession was supported by 5 bands from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. In a dignified atmosphere we could accompany the Lord through the wonderful scenery of the Vatican Gardens, past the residence of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the Casa Santa Marta – back to Campo Santo, where we received the Eucharistic blessing.

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At the end all the bands played together with a powerful sound the national anthems of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Vatican and Europe. It was an impressive sign of unity based on faith in the presence of the Lord.