Daily Archive for November 23rd, 2014

Christ the King

This beautiful monument in Floriana is the work of the famous Maltese sculptor Antonio Sciortino. It commemorates the International Eucharistic Congress of 1913, which was an important international religious event that was held in Malta. Besides the main figure of Jesus Christ, this artistic bronze monument includes the figure of a lady representing Malta, kneeling in honour of Christ, her king. It is commonly known as the monument of Christ the King.

The feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925. In 1970 this feast started to mark the end of the liturgical year; just a Sunday before Advent starts. It reminds us that Jesus is the king of our hearts and king of the whole universe.