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Christ is King … or is He?

Christ is King … or is He? (Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe) Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. A relatively new festival in the Church’s liturgical calendar, this feast was established by Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Quas Primas, less than one hundred years ago, in 1925. Today, we rejoice that He is the firstborn of all creation and that all things exist... Read More

Jesus the Universal King

Jesus, the Universal King Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Presence of God – O Lord, Your greatness is unfathomable; enable me to adore and love You in a manner worthy of Your infinite Majesty. MEDITATION Since Jesus is all things to us, it is fitting that we honor Him as our King. He Himself proclaimed …“I am a king” (John 18:37). “All power is given to Me... Read More

Crumbs for a Banquet Feast

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Feast Days, Seasonal Meditations

Crumbs for a Banquet Feast Only one who has never been at the great banquet feast of Christ will insist that the crumbs under the world's table are a perfectly acceptable alternative. Your place is reserved for you… this is why He called you into being… don't settle for crumbs. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that you might have life, and that more abundantly. –... Read More

Christ the King: The Feast of Our Age

I posted this over at the National Catholic Register – thought you would appreciate it… Each year the ornaments, greenery, and tinsel make an earlier appearance. One laments the distortion of autumn and Thanksgiving under the ever-growing Christmas hegemony. Still, another commonly overshadowed event will come and pass this Sunday, the feast of The Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In... Read More

Litany of Christ the King

November 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Litanies, Prayers

Litany of Christ the King   Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us,Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.God, our Heavenly Father, Who has made firm for all ages your Son's Throne,Have mercy on us.God the Son, Jesus, our Victim-High Priest, True Prophet, and Sovereign King,Have mercy on us.God the Holy Spirit, poured out upon us with abundant newness,Have... Read More

Christ the Divine King

Christ the Divine King Oh, divine King, most amiable Jesus, my Redeemer, my Savior, my Spouse, my Master, and model, I renew today the total consecration of my being to You, begging You to take absolute dominion over me. Be my Sovereign, my Ruler, my Guide. Direct and govern me entirely, so that everything may turn to Your greater glory. Be King of my memory, of my intellect, of my will, of my emotions;... Read More