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Eucharistic procession
Title : Eucharistic procession Eucharistic procession
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Date of creation : 1923
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 150 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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By the 1880s there were a large number of Jesuit brothers in South Australia. The Jesuits played a major role in many facets of Catholic community life, including ritualistic practices. In 1864 the Jesuit community at Sevenhill established an annual Corpus Christi procession. From 1902 these annual Eucharistic processions were held at the Passionist monastery at Glen Osmond. At its peak in the 1950s as many as 15,000 attended - making the processions among the largest religious gatherings ever held in South Australia. In 1936 more than 60,000 Catholics took part in a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Adelaide during the National Catholic Education Congress.
Related names :

Passionist Fathers (Glen Osmond, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1923
Place : Glen Osmond (S. Aust.); Sevenhill (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Hilliard, David and Arnold Hunt. 'Religion', Flinders history of South Australia: social history, Richards, Eric (ed.), Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986, pp. 194-234
Press, Margaret M. Colour and shadow: South Australian Catholics 1906-1962, Adelaide: Archdiocese of Adelaide, 1991
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