Feast of Christ the King
On the last Sunday of each liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or Christ the King.
Pope Pius XI instituted this feast in 1925 with his encyclical Quas primas (“In the first”) to respond to growing secularism and atheism. He recognized that attempting to “thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law” out of public life would result in continuing discord among people and nations. This solemnity reminds us that while governments come and go, Christ reigns as King forever.
Regnum Christi celebrates in a special way the Solemnity of Christ the King. It therefore invites us as members to renew spiritually our decision to dedicate our lives to the love of Christ and to do all we can to make Christ’s Kingdom a forceful and ever-growing reality in society.