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Led by Fr. Hugh Barbour, O.Praem.

About the Novena

This novena, which is a very timely one, given the state of our nation and the world, begins this year on the 13th of November and ends on the 21st of November and has a twofold purpose. First of all, to intercede for the whole human race, and especially those who reject Christ the King, that it may recognize and accept the kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, not only as He will come at the end of the ages, but in the present day. Secondly, to reflect upon and experience Christ’s true kingship over my own personal life in virtue of my baptismal promises and the working of His powerful graces in me. The novena prayers, which consist of the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a prayer of self-dedication to Christ the King focus our attention on these things and gain us the graces and insight for which we ask.

The novena talks cover the history and meaning of the feast: in particular the real, not merely poetic, sense in which Christ Jesus is the King of the human race, and the fact that He is King by nature and by right of conquest and the fact that His reign is not only over spiritual things, but over all things, civil society, the family, education, professions, business, the arts, and indeed every human endeavor. This doctrine was the one rejected and mocked when He was crucified, as the title on His cross testifies, and Pilate’s question confirms “Then You are a king?” And yet His kingship shone forth from the cross, as it was announced at the annunciation, and at His birth by the angels and wise men, and will be fully revealed when He comes again. Do we not profess in the creed “Of His Kingdom there will be no end?”

This novena will run from November 13th to the 21st and is hosted by Fr. Hugh Barbour, O.Praem. We hope you will join us. May God bless you.

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About the Novena

This novena, which is a very timely one, given the state of our nation and the world, begins this year on the 13th of November and ends on the 21st of November and has a twofold purpose. First of all, to intercede for the whole human race, and especially those who reject Christ the King, that it may recognize and accept the kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, not only as He will come at the end of the ages, but in the present day. Secondly, to reflect upon and experience Christ’s true kingship over my own personal life in virtue of my baptismal promises and the working of His powerful graces in me. The novena prayers, which consist of the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a prayer of self-dedication to Christ the King focus our attention on these things and gain us the graces and insight for which we ask.

The novena talks cover the history and meaning of the feast: in particular the real, not merely poetic, sense in which Christ Jesus is the King of the human race, and the fact that He is King by nature and by right of conquest and the fact that His reign is not only over spiritual things, but over all things, civil society, the family, education, professions, business, the arts, and indeed every human endeavor. This doctrine was the one rejected and mocked when He was crucified, as the title on His cross testifies, and Pilate’s question confirms “Then You are a king?” And yet His kingship shone forth from the cross, as it was announced at the annunciation, and at His birth by the angels and wise men, and will be fully revealed when He comes again. Do we not profess in the creed “Of His Kingdom there will be no end?”

This novena will run from November 13th to the 21st and is hosted by Fr. Hugh Barbour, O.Praem. We hope you will join us. May God bless you.

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