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Emotional Corpus Christi procession at Saint Joseph College de Chile

Saint Joseph College experienced a moving Corpus Christi party on Thursday, June 8th, in which students and teachers came together to pay homage to the Lord Jesus in the Sacrament. This celebration, organized by the Department of Spirituality and Apostolate, led by Pablo Videla, took place after weeks of preparation and left a deep impression on all the participants.



The procession, noted for its emotionality and symbolism, was one of the most significant moments of the celebration. “It was a very powerful experience”, said Pablo Videla. “I never imagined that I would be so moved to see Jesus pass by sacramented in this procession. The procession has something very special, it is difficult to explain with words. There is a very strong power in the symbol and in what happens. For me, it meant renewing myself in faith and in the conviction that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the life of the Church”.

As part of the commemoration, a performance of Mozart’s Ave Verum was recorded, in which the voices of the Saint Joseph College Choir participated, directed by Pablo, who told us that this is the first time they have recorded a song and that this initiative musical aims to establish a musical tradition in the school and continue to grow in the second semester with new projects. “The combination of music and video in these audiovisual projects conveys a powerful message that goes beyond words or music alone”, he said.

Our brother F. Rafael Otero carrying the Blessed Sacrament in the Corpus Christi procession (Source: Saint Joseph College).

Our brother F. Rafael Otero carrying the Blessed Sacrament in the Corpus Christi procession (Source: Saint Joseph College).

The participation of students in this type of activities is of great importance for their training. According to Pablo, “he educates students to be on their knees, not only as an outward attitude, but as an awareness that our life depends on God, that He is our King and that, if we put Him at the center of our lives, He will make all things new”.

For her part, Pía Terra, a religion teacher and in charge of teaching children from 3 to 9 years old, described her experience preparing children for Corpus Christi. “They were fascinated when I told them that Jesus was going to tour our school. I wanted to make them see that Jesus is our King, a humble king with a huge heart. I explained to them that we should receive him with respect, as a very important person, putting one knee on the ground and bowing down”.

Ella Pía shared that “that same day the children were happy to see the red carpet, go with their ribbons and the older ones with petals. The recollection they had when they saw the Holy One pass by was inexplicable”.

Eucharistic Adoration of the educational community of Saint Joseph (Source: Saint Joseph College).

Eucharistic Adoration of the educational community of Saint Joseph (Source: Saint Joseph College).

In her testimony, Pía highlighted that “seeing the whole school taking a break from activities to focus on this celebration is something that helps the students enormously. Making the educational community live these experiences makes a ray of God’s love begin to enter from some window of their hearts and little by little begin to illuminate everything inside”.

It should be remembered that Saint Joseph College is a Catholic educational community, animated by Sodalit spirituality and is part of the educational project of the Sodalitium.