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Corpus Domini* Sunday at the Cistercian Abbey of Casamari in  Lazio, south east of Rome

Preparing the Infiorata - A new look at our 2004 photos

 

LINK TO PHOTOS OF CASAMARI ABBEY

 

LINK TO PHOTOS OF FOSSANOVA ABBEY

 

LINK TO INSIGHT PAGE ON THE CISTERCIAN ORDER

 

 

*Corpus Christi is the English version of the same feast day.  In fact when the Cistercians were invented in 1098 there was neither - the Corpus Domini Feast Day was only introduced into the Church calendar in 1312 by the French Pope Urban IV.  The feast day became the occasion for major Eucharistic processions and infioratas like this one, which have been being prepared for 700 years.  Upcoming Corpus Domini days are Thursdays 7 June 2012 and 30 May 2013 (with medieval processions in towns such as Orvieto on the following Sunday).

 

Upcoming Religious Festival Dates

 

Link to the  Infiorata at the Abbazia di Chiaravalle della Colomba in Emilia-Romagna

 

Street Infiorata at Spello (Umbria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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