Mass on the Battlefield

Sarah Fleischman | June 23, 2013 | Sara Fleischman

Blessing at Gettysburg feature

Dozens attended Mass on Saturday at the same spot general absolution and a blessing were given to both Union and Confederate troops nearly 150 years ago.

The president of the University of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, flew in to celebrate the Mass. The symbolism of the mass to honor the sacrifice of Christ mixed with honor given to the fallen soldiers at Gettysburg, to the sacrifice and dedication of Father William Corby, and to the two martyrs who shared a feast day on Saturday.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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