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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

Planning a Corpus Christi Procession
published 28 May 2016 by Veronica Brandt

eucharisticprocession YDNEY, AUSTRALIA has held a big Eucharistic Procession for the feast of Corpus Christi each year since 2006. This year the big plans were scuttled and parishes encouraged to hold their own parish processions.

Our little Latin Mass out on the western edge of Sydney has held a smaller procession each year joining with the neighbouring parish. This year the task of preparing a booklet fell to me so here I present :

PDF Booklet – 12 pages A5 Exposition, Procession, Rosary, Benediction.

I have made a GitHub repository for the little booklet for anyone else using LaTeX and gregorio to make booklets.

Maternal Heart of Mary’s Liturgical Booklets include a booklet for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost with Procession. They begin with Salve Festa Dies and end with Ave Verum after the Blessed Sacrament is reposed.

It’s interesting to see into how other choirs and parishes approach a Eucharistic Procession – it’s a shame they are usually all on at the same time so you can’t experience more than one each year – especially when you’re involved.

Another sidetrack is looking at Beautiful Processional Canopies – amazingly based in Australia.


*   Photo credits: By Fennec. (Own work.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: Blessed Sacrament procession, First Annual Southeastern Eucharistic Congress, Charlotte, North Carolina – 20050924-01