In this lesson, we focus on the need to allow our Blessed Lord to be the ruler of our lives and our society for the Feast of Christ the King.
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Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly the King of all minds, hearts, and souls. Our Blessed Lord rules the entire universe. As the Introit for this Sunday declares with St. John in the Book of Apocalypse, “The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honor; to Him be glory and empire for ever and ever.” Ever glorious, the Alleluia proclaims, “Alleluia, alleluia. His power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and His kingdom that shall not be destroyed. Alleluia. He hath on His garment, and on His thigh written: King of kings, and Lord of lords. Alleluia.”
ON THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS Xl DECEMBER 11, 1925
To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.
Venerable Brethren, Greeting and the Apostolic Benediction.
In the first Encyclical Letter which We addressed at the beginning of Our Pontificate to the Bishops of the universal Church, We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. And We remember saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private affairs or in politics: and we said further, that as long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ; and that We promised to do as far as lay in Our power. In the Kingdom of Christ, that is, it seemed to Us that peace could not be more effectually restored nor fixed upon a firmer basis than through the restoration of the Empire of Our Lord. We were led in the meantime to indulge the hope of a brighter future at the sight of a more widespread and keener interest evinced in Christ and his Church, the one Source of Salvation, a sign that men who had formerly spurned the rule of our Redeemer and had exiled themselves from his kingdom were preparing, and even hastening, to return to the duty of obedience.
2. The many notable and memorable events which have occurred during this Holy Year have given great honor and glory to Our Lord and King, the Founder of the Church.
3. At the Missionary Exhibition men have been deeply impressed in seeing the increasing zeal of ... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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