Skip to comments.Vintage-Style Procession Photo a Snapshot of Renewal in Detroit, Priest Says
Posted on 03/28/2019 6:43:02 PM PDT by marshmallow
Photos of the traditional religious procession in Detroit were widely shared on social media
Maybe it was the classic sunglasses, the skinny jeans or the flocculent mustache. Maybe it was the vintage-style religious art, the men in embellished uniforms, or what looks like incense rising from the streets.
Whatever it was, a photo of a religious procession with a circa-1940s aesthetic recently fascinated Catholics, who shared it on social media and other places around the internet.
Except the photo of a St. Josephs procession on the streets of Detroit wasnt taken in 1945. It was taken last week.
I guess what really makes it epic in todays terms is the steam from the city that looks like holy incense, said Canon Michael Stein, ICRSS, rector of St. Josephs Oratory in Detroit, which sponsored the procession.
We dubbed it city incense, he said of steam that can be seen rising up from the street in the already-iconic photo.
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I love this. Absolutely beautiful. These are the green growing tips of the trees God is planting even now.
Good for them :) I’m for any positive way of getting word out of Jesus out there. So glad Joseph was obedient to God.
This is awesome.
Is that what you call moisture from the sewer?
Reminds me of the Catholic processions, and events held in city parishes all over the East coast in the fifties and sixties.
Interesting, most inner city Catholic Parishes are often black. Not a one in this one.
Not incense, but they were closer.
Where the Brothers be at?
Here in NJ there was outreach to blacks as the cities collapsed but it never really paid off; some Africans have revitalized scattered parishes a bit, but for the most part there are empty church buildings.
St. Joseph’s Day, I guess.
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