… we are privileged to have Propers which are both beautiful, especially the hymns which provide us mini-lessons of theology. For example one of the verses of the hymn at ad Matutinum puts the priestly office this way:
Sic sacrifícium istud instítuit,
Cuius offícium commítti vóluit
Solis presbýteris, quibus sic cóngruit,
Ut sumant, et dent céteris.
He so instituted this sacrifice
the performance of which he wished to commit
To His priests alone to whom fitted the duty
To take (His body), and give it to others
Thee Propers of the Feast of Corpus Christi were the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas. I urge you to look a at the three hymns(ad Matutinum, ad Laudes, ad Vesperas) of the Divine Office of this Feast. The concluding verses of two of the hymns will be familiar to you, since these are sung at Benediction.
Go to Divinum Officium:
For Rubrics choose the Rubrics 1960 and for language English (which will give you both Latin and English side by side)
These two photos show the Hungarian way of decorating streets and squares with carpets of flowers where the Corpus Christi procession is passing. Let us too decorate our hearts with prayers honouring Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament!