Seminarians lead more than 7,000 Catholics in Eucharistic procession down St. Paul’s Summit Avenue

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More than 7,000 Catholics followed Christ in the Eucharist down Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota as part of the Source and Summit Eucharistic procession. Dave Hrbacek | The Catholic Spirit

More than 7,000 Catholic laymen and women, bishops, priests, seminarians and religious from the Upper Midwest and beyond joined The Saint Paul Seminary, the National Eucharistic Revival and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for the “Source and Summit” Eucharistic procession down Summit Avenue on Monday.

“We walk through the Cities,” said Crookston, Minnesota Bishop Andrew Cozzens, who addressed the crowd of several thousand gathered in front of the seminary, “and witness to the joy of His presence in our midst.”

Featuring the same monstrance used at the last National Eucharistic Congress — in 1941, hosted in St. Paul — the Memorial Day event began with Midday Prayer at 12:45 p.m. in front of The Saint Paul Seminary and concluded with benediction at the Cathedral of St. Paul. It stopped at St. Thomas More Catholic Church for veneration of the Blessed Sacrament and a reflection from Bishop Michael Izen, auxiliary for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The procession also paused at Summit Overlook Park for a special Eucharistic blessing of the Twin Cities.

Monday’s procession was Minneapolis-St. Paul’s flagship portion of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage’s Marian Route, which concludes — along with three other Eucharistic procession routes from different parts of the country — at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis this July.

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The Source and Summit Eucharistic procession was a flagship portion of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

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The Source and Summit Eucharistic Procession

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