International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal

Medallion

International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal 

40mm diameter. Great condition.

In 1928, Sydney played host to the 29th International Eucharistic Congress. It was a spectacular occasion for the Catholic Church, encompassing a week-long celebration of Catholic faith, from 2–9 September. The Congress opened with the consecration of the newly completed St Mary's Cathedral and culminated in the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, where the Sacred Host (a wafer that had been blessed by Catholic priests and was believed to contain the presence of Christ) was processed through the streets of Sydney. Both the secular and Catholic press estimated that crowds of over 500,000 Sydneysiders witnessed this procession, the largest religious spectacle seen in Australia at that time.

International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal

$65.00
Medallion
International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal
International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal

International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal

$65.00
Medallion
$65.00

International Eucharistic Congress 1928 Medal 

40mm diameter. Great condition.

In 1928, Sydney played host to the 29th International Eucharistic Congress. It was a spectacular occasion for the Catholic Church, encompassing a week-long celebration of Catholic faith, from 2–9 September. The Congress opened with the consecration of the newly completed St Mary's Cathedral and culminated in the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, where the Sacred Host (a wafer that had been blessed by Catholic priests and was believed to contain the presence of Christ) was processed through the streets of Sydney. Both the secular and Catholic press estimated that crowds of over 500,000 Sydneysiders witnessed this procession, the largest religious spectacle seen in Australia at that time.