Valencia, Spain: Eucharistic Street Procession Displays Monumental Monstrance

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For the first time in 49 years, the Cathedral’s monstrance went out in procession with the Blessed Sacrament other than the feast of Corpus Christi.

Newsroom (27/10/2021 09:48 AM, Gaudium Press) The Cathedral of Valencia’s lofty monstrance was carried, with the Blessed Sacrament, in a solemn Eucharistic Procession through the centre’s streets of the Spanish city.

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares

The procession, attended by several priests and deacons, took place last Saturday after the recitation of the Holy Rosary and the celebration of a Holy Mass, presided by the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares.

After the procession, held in the surroundings of the Spanish Cathedral, the monstrance and the faithful returned to the Cathedral, from where Cardinal Cañizares blessed those present with the Blessed Sacrament, concluding the Eucharistic Vigil.

First time in 49 years

For the first time in 49 years, the Cathedral’s monstrance went out in procession with the Blessed Sacrament other than on the feast of Corpus Christi. The last time was in 1972, during the National Eucharistic Congress.

This Eucharistic procession closed the National Nocturnal Adoration Vigil and the Spanish Women’s Night Adoration, gathering nearly one thousand faithful. (EPC)

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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