Radio Pictures: Rosary Procession

My photo exploration of the Catholic faith and rituals continued this week as I participated in a Rosary procession in Saint Paul, MN. Starting at the State Capitol, parishioners recited the Rosary while marching behind the Knights of Columbus and men in tuxedos who escorted a statue of the Virgin Mary to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. 

At the cathedral, the statute of the Virgin Mary was carried down the aisle to a full congregation waving white handkerchiefs while a loud and triumphant organ piece was played. The pageantry of the ceremony was fascinating and the energy was contagious.

I'm not sure what my next Catholic photo event will be. Maybe I should tweet the Pope to see if he's available.

 Hand on Mary. Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Hand on Mary. Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 The Bishop. Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

The Bishop. Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

 Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.

Rosary Procession. Saint Paul, MN.