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Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King

Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 22[23]:1-3, 5-6; 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46

Christ the King Painting by Scott Bryte

“Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Mt 25:40)

We all know the story of St. Maximilian Kolbe a Polish Franciscan priest who took the place of a young father to die. In 1941 end of July Kolbe was arrested as the superior of a religious houseby the Gestapo and imprisoned at Auschwitz. Within two weeks a prisoner escaped and as retaliation 10 random prisoners were chosen to die by starvation. One of the 10 was a young father who wanted to go back home. Inspired by the love of Christ, Kolbe volunteered and on the 14thof August 1941 he died of starvation.

Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ our…

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