Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christ the King - ! Viva Christo Rey!

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: 
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, 
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; 
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. AMEN 

One of the better modern hymns, Michael Saward's Christ Triumphant (sung here to John Barnard's tune 'Guiting Power')  - appropriate for the last Sunday of the liturgical year: 

An excellent post on the Mulier Fortis blog [here] about one of the many twentieth century martyrs of the Church, Blessed Miguel Pro, who died for the faith in Mexico on November 23rd 1927 at the hands of a bitterly anti-clerical and secularist government [also see here
As she comments, it's not an episode in recent world history we tend to hear much about. 
I was going to say 'I wonder why,' but the irony is wasted - we know the answer .....

The last words of Bl Miguel Pro in front of  the firing squad
'! Viva Christo Rey!'

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