Saint Coleman Church Podcast

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The History of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Corpus Christi Sunday was added to the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church by Pope Urban IV in the 13th century. Hear the story of how a Catholic nun's vision led to the establishment of this very special feast day.


  • The history of Corpus Christi Sunday dates back to the 13th century
  • Sister Juliana, a 13th-century Benedictine nun, is credited with being the driving force behind the establishment of the feast of Corpus Christi. She is said to have had a series of visions in which Jesus Christ instructed her to establish a feast day to honor the Eucharist.
  • The feast of Corpus Christi was initially celebrated only in the diocese of Liège, but it quickly spread to other parts of the Catholic Church.
  • he festival of Corpus Christi ("the Body of Christ") was instituted by Urban on 11 August 1264, with the publication of the papal bull Transiturus.
  • Sister Juliana's Feast Day is April 6th