Sunday, June 9, 2013

Eucharistic Congress in Malta

Eucharistic Congress celebration in 1913 held in Malta

It was exactly 100 years ago this year that the international Eucharistic Congress was held in Malta. It is held annually in different countries and 1913 saw many Cardinals, Bishops, other prelates and priests travel to Malta for this unique celebration that included special Masses, processions, speeches and gatherings. A week-long celebration was held this past week in various locations, culminating with an outdoor Mass and procession on Friday, the feast of the Sacred Heart. The following photos show scenes from this commemorative event, with many First Communion children participating in the procession, led by Archbishop Paul Cremona through the streets of the capital city, Valletta. 
Concelebrated Mass in St George's Square, Valletta
First Communion children in procession
Archbishop Cremona with the Eucharist under the baldacchino

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