Join us to celebrate Our Lord Jesus Christ, true King of all nations, on Sunday, October 27th.
9:30 Solemn High Mass
Procession of Christ the King
Following, the International Festival will take place in the garden of the Priory.
Plan to take the stage to sing, play instruments, and dance. Be prepared for the customary festival hayride, a silent auction, and many delicious dishes and drinks from the numerous countries.
Do not miss the demonstration of a world-champion horse archer, who will shoot stationary and moving targets and perform trick shots at a gallop.
St. Thomas More Priory - 500 Riverview Ave - Sanford, FL
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The feast of Christ the King is traditionally celebrated on the final Sunday in October. It was promulgated by Pope Pius XI on December 11th, 1925 in the encyclical Quas Primas, in which the Holy Father wrote:
The empire of our Redeemer embraces all men… His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but also all those who are outside the Christian faith; so that truly the whole of mankind is subject to the power of Jesus Christ… all men, whether collectively or individually, are under the dominion of Christ. In him is the salvation of the individual, in him is the salvation of society… For a nation is happy when its citizens are happy. What else is a nation but a number of men living in concord?