Solemnity of Christ the King

On Sunday, 26 November, we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, which marks the conclusion of the Liturgical Year.

Resources with which meditate on the solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Christ the King: The last Sunday of the liturgical year is the Solemnity of Christ the King. Read the homily St. Josemaría preached on 22 November 1970 here.

Commentary on the Gospel: Christ the KingCommentary on the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King (Year A). We are witnesses to a daily struggle between good and evil. At times it may seem that in this world those who are strongest and have the most means are able to impose themselves on the rest, to oppress them. But Jesus makes clear that evil does not have the last word. God is just, and justice will triumph.

Christ, King of the Universe: A brief text to meditate on this feast in the context of the liturgical year.

• May the Madonna help us to seek every day the truth of Jesus, King of the Universe, who liberates us from earthly slavery and teaches us to govern our vices.: Angelus of Pope Francis on the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (2021) 

"Our strength lies in prayer": An excerpt from a pastoral letter of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, sent during Advent 1990, about the consecration of Opus Dei to the Most Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus on the feast of Christ the King.