Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Today is the feast of St. Paschal Baylon.
“Paschal Baylon was enlisted in the Church’s struggle against Modernism, part of which was through increasing devotion towards the Sacrament of the Eucharist; Pope Leo XIII proclaimed Saint Paschal Baylon, the “seraph of the Eucharist”, patron of eucharistic congresses, and all contemporary and future eucharistic associations”. Wikipedia
What you are seeing in the picture above is a priest, in cassock and surplice, on the left, carrying Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist to someone, presumably a sick, bedridden person. The two men kneeling in the mud are simple laymen, who, upon seeing the priest carrying Our Lord, immediately fell to their knees in the muddy street as God Almighty, physically, substantially present in the Eucharist, passed by. They did this because, as most people in their time and place, THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVED. Simply put, those men were on their knees because they were Catholic. Period.
St. Paschal Baylon, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.