Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Christ the King (“Iesu Dulcissime, Redemptor”)
A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously recite the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King. A plenary indulgence is granted, if it is recited publicly on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ King
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before The. We are Thine, and yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with you, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known you; many, too, despising your precepts, have rejected you. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart. Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned you; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility of order to all nations; 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 honor for ever. Amen.
Prayer Source: Enchiridion of Indulgences , June 29, 1968
Litany to Christ the King
Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us, Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
God, our Heavenly Father, Who has made firm for all ages your Son’s Throne, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Jesus, our Victim-High Priest, True Prophet, and Sovereign King, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, poured out upon us with abundant newness, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, Three Persons yet One God in the Beauty of Your Eternal Unity, Have mercy on us.
R. Reign in our hearts.
O Jesus, our Eternal King,
O Jesus, Most Merciful King,
O Jesus, extending to us the Golden Scepter of Your Mercy,
O Jesus, in Whose Great Mercy we have been given the Sacrament of Confession,
O Jesus, Loving King Who offers us Your Healing Grace,
O Jesus, our Eucharistic King,
O Jesus, the King foretold by the prophets,
O Jesus, King of Heaven and earth,
O Jesus, King and Ruler of All Nations,
O Jesus, Delight of the Heavenly Court,
O Jesus, King Most Compassionate toward Your subjects,
O Jesus, King from Whom proceeds all authority,
O Jesus, in whom, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, we are One,
O Jesus, King Whose Kingdom is not of this world,
O Jesus, King Whose Sacred Heart burns with Love for all mankind,
O Jesus, King Who is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega,
O Jesus, King Who has given us Mary, the Queen, to be our dear Mother,
O Jesus, King Who will come upon the clouds of Heaven with Power and Great Glory,
O Jesus, King Whose Throne we are to approach with confidence,
O Jesus, King truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament,
O Jesus, King Who made Mary the Mediatrix of All Graces,
O Jesus, King Who made Mary Co-Redemptrix, Your partner in the Plan of Salvation,
O Jesus, King Who desires to heal us of all division and disunity,
O Jesus, King wounded by mankind’s indifference,
O Jesus, King Who gives the balm of Your Love with which to console Your Wounded Heart,
O Jesus, King Who is the Great I AM within us, our Wellspring of Pure Delight,
R. May we serve You.
Jesus, King of All Nations, True Sovereign of all earthly powers,
Jesus, King of All Nations, subjecting under Your feet forever the powers of hell ,
Jesus, King of All Nations, the Light beyond all light, enlightening us in the darkness that surrounds us,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose Mercy is so Great as to mitigate the punishments our sins deserve,
Jesus, King of All Nations, recognized by the Magi as the True King,
Jesus, King of All Nations, the Only Remedy for a world so ill,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Who blesses with Peace those souls and nations that acknowledge You as True King,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Who Mercifully sends us your Holy Angels to protect us,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose Chief Prince is Saint Michael the Archangel,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Who teaches us that to reign is to serve,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Just Judge Who will separate the wicked from the good,
Jesus, King of All Nations, before Whom every knee shall bend,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose Dominion is an everlasting Dominion,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Lamb who will Shepherd us,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Who after having destroyed every sovereignty, authority and power, will hand over the Kingdom to Your God and Father,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose Reign is without end,
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose kindness toward us is steadfast, and whose fidelity endures forever,
Eternal Father, Who has given us Your Only Begotten Son, to be our Redeemer, One True Mediator, and Sovereign King, We praise and thank You.
Loving Jesus, Sovereign King, Who humbled Yourself for Love of us and took the form of a servant, , We praise and thank You.
Holy Spirit, Third Person of the Trinity, Love of the Father and the Son, Who sanctifies us and gives us Life, We praise and thank You.
Mary, our Queen and Mother, who mediates to Jesus on our behalf, Pray for us.
Mary, our Queen and Mother, through whom all Grace come to us, Pray for us.
Mary, our Queen and Mother, Singular Jewel of the Holy Trinity, We love You.
Holy Angels and Saints of our Divine King, Pray for us and Protect us.
Prayer to Christ, King of the Universe
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee King of the Universe.
All that has been created has been made for Thee.
Exercise upon me all Thy rights.
I renew my baptismal promises renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps.
I promise to lead a good Christian life and to do all in my power
to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church.
Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my poor actions in order to obtain that all
hearts may acknowledge Thy sacred royalty and that thus the reign of
Thy peace may be established throughout the universe.
Teaching on Christ the King of the Universe, by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
King of the Universe
the Lord will bless His people in peace.” – Psalm 29: 10b,11b
Sacristy ~ Basilica of St Mary’s ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota ~ USA
yet the eye of my soul rends the veil.” – St. Faustina
for love of you.”
St Josemaria Escriva
Excerpt: Quas Primas, Encyclical of Pope Pius XI
“The kingship and empire of Christ have been recognized in the pious custom, practiced by many families, of dedicating themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; not only families have performed this act of dedication, but nations, too, and kingdoms. In fact, the whole of the human race was at the instance of Pope Leo XIII, in the Holy Year 1900, consecrated to the Divine Heart. We institute the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ to be observed yearly throughout the whole world on the last Sunday of the month of October–the Sunday, that is, which immediately precedes the Feast of All Saints. We further ordain that the dedication of mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which Our predecessor of saintly memory, Pope Pius X, commanded to be renewed yearly, be made annually on that day.”
– Quas Primas, Encyclical of Pope Pius XI, December 11, 1925
Promulgated on December 11, 1925, Quas Primas introduced the Feast of Christ the King. The encyclical summarizes both the Old Testament and the New Testament teaching on the kingship of Christ. Invoking an earlier encyclical Annum Sacrum of Pope Leo XIII, Pius XI connotes that the kingdom of Christ embraces the whole mankind. He connected the denial of Christ as king to the rise of secularism. At the time of Quas Primas, secularism was on the rise, and many Christians, even Catholics, were doubting Christ’s authority, as well as the Church’s, and even doubting Christ’s very existence.
Hail King Jesus, King of Peace!
Who is the world’s salvation,
All praise and homage do we bring,
His kingly dignity and power,
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