For most of our elderly Residents, Latin words have long since faded from memory. But the word Corpus Christi is forever treasured. Corpus Christi for them was a day of processions, crowds of singing people, flowers everywhere and a faith they were so eager to express. Corpus Christi means the Body of Christ and indeed it was their Risen Lord being carried through the streets of their cities blessing all and assuring the crowds “I am with you always.”
June 10 which was Corpus Christi this year and with the same faith and fervor, our Residents gathered with us in the quiet of our chapel for a prolonged period of adoration. In wheelchairs or with walkers they came joining with full voice in the singing and prayer. Many lights and beautifully arranged bouquets adorned the space around the altar. But the focus was above all on the center of the simple monstrance. “I wanted to be in good time before Jesus came out into the monstrance,” says Kitty Stickle.“It was just wonderful to be there with Him and say all I wanted to tell Him.” Corpus Christi continues to mean so much to our faith filled residents who find time in their day for a visit to their Lord in the chapel.