Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christ the King

Cristo Rey
"When we command that Christ our king be venerated by Catholics throughout the word, we are providing for the specials needs of our own day...There will never arise a sure hope of lasting peace between the peoples of the world as long as individuals and nations continue to deny or refuse to acknowledge the rule of Christ, our Savior. It is necessary for all men to seek 'the peace of Christ in the kingdom o Christ.'"
- Pope Pius XI

Dedication of the Human Race

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down us humbly prostrate before Thine Altar (outside a church or oratory says: in Thy Presence). We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united to Thee, behold, each one of us this day freely dedicates himself to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many, indeed, have never known Thee; many, too, despising Thy precepts have rejected Thee.

Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal sons who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to Their Father's house, lest they perish of wretchedness and hunger. Be Thou King of those whom heresy holds in error or discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one fold and one Shepherd. Be Thou King of all those who even now sit in the shadow of idolatry or Islam, and refuse not Thou to bring them into the light of Thy kingdom. Look, finally, with eyes of pity upon the children of that race, which was for so long a time Thy chosen people; and let Thy Blood, which was once invoked upon them in vengeance, now descent upon them also in a cleansing flood of redemption and eternal life.

Grant O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; unto all nations give an ordered tranquility; bring it to pass that from pole to pole the earth my resound with one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Indulgence of 5 years; plenary indulgence once a month for a daily recitation and under the usual conditions.

To Christ The King

O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee to be the king of the universe; all that hath been made is created for Thee. Exercise over me all Thy sovereign rights. I hereby renew the promises of my baptism , renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps, and I engage myself to lead henceforth a truly Christian life.

And in an especial manner do I undertake to bring about the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church, so far as in me lies.

Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my poor actions to obtain the acknowledgment by every heart of Thy sacred kindly power. In such wise may the kingdom of Thy peace be firmly established throughout all the earth. Amen.
Plenary indulgence on the usual conditions once daily.

The Prayer Book, The Catholic Press, Inc.

Bl. Miguel Pro

Viva Cristo Rey! - Blessed Miguel Pro

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