". . .Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man, He will send forth His angels with a trumpet. They will gather His elect from the four winds" (Gospel).
The world coming to its end! Such an announcement would make "all tribes of the earth mourn," especially him who clings to earthly things and now realizes he must "not turn back to take his cloak." Let us be realists: the world will dissolve, disappear in ruin!
The liturgical year comes to an end today. It is the symbol of the final assumption of Jesus' Mystical Body into heaven, the last act in an eternal drama.
May we flee from the "false christs" who "lead astray. . .even the elect" (Gospel), enslaving, misleading, corrupting their minds, by the press, over the television and the movie screen.
(Excerpted from My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood)
COLLECT (Opening Prayer)
Excita, quaesumus, Domine, tuorum fidelium voluntates: ut, divini operis fructum propensius exsequentes; pietatis tuae remedia maiora percipiant.
Rouse up, we beseech You, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful, that they, pursuing more earnestly the fruit of the divine work, may obtain the more greatly the remedies of Your mercy. (Source: WDTPRS.com)
Praise be Jesus Christ, King of the Universe!