Let us STORM the HEAVENS! =)
I know this is a little too late because the month of October is coming to a close, but there have been for these last few months, a Rosary Crusade for these intentions:
1) For Pope Benedict XVI, to give him the strength to free up the Tridentine Mass of All Times.
2) Return of the social Kingship of Christ the King
3) Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Even though the Rosary Crusade is ending soon, we can still continue to pray for these good intentions. =)
I like this phrase I heard somewhere: Storm the Heavens!!! And believe that when you do that, everyone in Heaven will be interceding for us, and they do hear us, and they WILL help us.
When you Storm the Heavens with good intentions, hoping to do the will of the Most High, Dearest God will definitely hear our prayers and He will answer them, but, in His own way. Let us continue to persevere under the Banner of Christ the King and there’s a famous phrase – Une roi, Une loi, Une foi (in French) – One King, One Law, One Faith – and we ask our Dearest Mother, to help us persevere in this our Most Holy Faith and when the day comes, we will rejoice with HIM in heaven, for ETERNITY.
This solemn Feast day was instituted by His Holiness Pope Pius XI.
He wrote a really magnificent encyclical Quas Primas on Christ the King. In it, the Pope explains why Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly King.
Here is a sermon of Archbishop Lefebvre’s on the Feast of Christ the King, His Eminence, the Archbishop delivered this his sermon on 28th October 1979 at Ecône.
Of course, the Archbishop needs no introduction. =)
The royalty of Christ rests upon a twofold basis. He is our King by right of birth and by right of conquest. The first refers us to the personality of the Son of God, whereby, in His divine nature as God and by virtue of the hypostatic union, He is the sovereign Lord and Master. The second places before us the God-Man coming down on earth to rescue fallen man from the slavery of Satan, and by the labors and sufferings of His life, and passion, and death, to win a glorious victory for us over sin and hell.
-As taken from the 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal-
An Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
This prayer was ordered by Pope Pius XI to be solemnly recited on the feast of Christ the King, with the Litany of the Sacred Heart, before the Blessed Sacrament exposed.
Most Sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today 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 children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbour of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them all into light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Saviour; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and honour forever.