Taking the Real Presence to the streets on Corpus Christi

CHARLESTON—People from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist walk in a eucharistic procession June 3 in honor of the feast of Corpus Christi. The feast day celebrates the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Msgr. Steven Brovey, rector, holds the monstrance aloft as the crowd moves up Broad Street. Afterward, the faithful returned to the Cathedral, where benediction took place outdoors.

All photos, Miscellany/Doug Deas

Msgr. Brovey celebrates Mass inside the Cathedral prior to the eucharistic procession.


Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and Knights of Peter Claver walk with other participants during the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi.


People gather on the Cathedral lawn for benediction.