Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Tu nobis, Victor Rex miserere!

"Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!"

Christ is victor! Christ reigns! Christ is king!
"Rex regum, Rex noster, Gloria nostra,
Ipsi soli imperium, gloria et potestas, per immortalia saecula saeculorum!"
King of kings, Our king, Our glory,
To Him alone be empire, glory, and might for ever and ever.

-from the Laudes Regiae

On this Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Universal King, may He reign in our hearts, conquer the evil of sin which still binds and afflicts us and establish His Kingdom ever more perfectly through our loving co-operation with His grace.

The illustration above is from the Archives of Ushaw College in Durham and is an interpretation of Christ the King who has triumphed over sin and death. It was drawn by a seminarian of the College in the 19th century.


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