The “Walk with Christ” was held in Hobart for the first time on Sunday 7th June, 2015.
“Walk with Christ” is a procession of clergy, parishioners and Catholic school children that departed from St. Joseph’s Church and travelled along Harrington Street to St Mary’s Cathedral. The event marks the moving of the Holy Spirit (by hand) by the Archbishop of Tasmania, Archbishop Julian Porteous, from one Church to another. Catholics believe that the Holy Spirit is contained within the glass section of the Monstrance.
A monstrance is the vessel used in the Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches for exhibition of the consecrated Eucharistic host during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Walk With Christ engages Catholics of all ages and backgrounds and revives a rich Catholic tradition of public faith demonstration, provides an opportunity for participants to pray for the needs of the city, to strengthen their Catholic identity and most importantly, to affirm their faith in the Eucharist.
I would like to express my thanks for being asked to photograph this special and important event for the Archdiocese of Hobart.
Below are a few images of the day.