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The parish of San Jose honors the Corpus Christi (24/06/2011)

Three days per year than the sun shine: Holy Thursday, Corpus Christi and the day of the Assumption.

The parish of San Jose, Puerto de Mazarrón celebrate a special day of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 26 with a Solemn Mass starting at 7pm.

After the Eucharist will be the procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of the town.

The parish priest of San Jose, Justo José Sánchez, encourages all residents to participate in these events.

The main purpose of this festival is to proclaim and increase the faith of Catholics in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

The celebration takes place 60 days after Easter Sunday, is formally on Thursday following the ninth Sunday following the first full moon of spring in the northern hemisphere.

This feast originated in the Middle Ages, when in 1208 the nun Juliana of Cornillon promotes the idea to hold a festival in honor of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, as St. Thomas Aquinas in charge of disseminating his work with Office and Mass of Corpus Christi, Eucharistic hymns as well as composing, as Pange Lingua.

In 1263, while a priest celebrated Mass in the church of the town of Bolsena (Italy), breaking the consecrated host of this blood came.

This miraculous event the widely held, gave a definite boost to the establishment as a liturgical feast of Corpus Christi.

The celebration was officially established on September 8, 1264 by Pope Urban IV, by the Bull Transiturus hoc world.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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