January 18 – 25, 2022
“Commitment to the unity of Christians is not just a task for the few, or an appendage to the life of the Church. Each is called to offer his or her contribution to help take those steps towards the full communion of all Christ’s disciples, never forgetting that it is, above all, a gift constantly to be implored from God.” Pope Benedict XVI
Dear Friend of Jesus King of All Nations,
May the peace and love of Jesus be yours and may you have a happy and holy New Year!
On the day after his election as pope, Pope Benedict XVI said that his “primary commitment would be working tirelessly toward the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers.” He appealed for prayer “so as to be aware that the holy cause of the re-establishment of Christian unity exceeds our poor human efforts and that unity, finally, is a gift of God. God and our love are the condition for the unity of Christians.” He concluded, “They are the condition for peace in the world.”
Later, Pope Francis said, “I am one of many who called Benedict XVI the Pope of Christian Unity. He placed the full communion of the Church at the forefront of his Papacy. This was clear in his overtures toward our Orthodox brethren, whom we recognize as a Church and whose priesthood and Sacraments we recognize. It was evident in his outreach to the separated Christians of the Reformation communities of the West.”
He continued, “The Gospel proclaims that in and through Jesus Christ, authentic unity with God – and through Him, in the Spirit, with one another – is the plan of God for the entire human race. The Church is the way to that unity. For the Church to continue the redemptive mission of Jesus effectively, she must be one. It was not the Lord’s plan that she be divided. It is His plan that she be restored to full communion.”
Theme for the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
“We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (cf. Matthew 2:2). The theme for the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is the importance and meaning of the epiphany to Eastern Christians in revealing God’s salvation to the world and showing the unity He desires among His creation. His light beckons us, as it did the Magi, to worship Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and the one true God and to open our treasures to Him. As Christian witnesses changed by our experience of the epiphany, we choose a new path of repentance and renewal by serving the Gospel and keeping Jesus’s commandment of “loving one another as He has loved us.” The theme reminds Christians worldwide to pray for closer communion with our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as for greater solidarity with all of creation.
Pray the Chaplet of Unity
Jesus King of All Nations requested us, “In this devotion to Me as ‘Jesus, King of All Nations’, entreat My Kingly Heart with the prayer of this Chaplet of Unity that I, Myself, your Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ have given you! Pray and ask for the spiritual wholeness and healing of your own souls, for the union of your own will with God’s Will, for the healing of your families, friends, enemies, relationships, Religious Orders, communities (of all kinds), countries, nations, the world, and unity within My Church under the Holy Father!”
St. John Paul II asked us to become “ever more profound instruments and ministers of unity and sanctification,” in the first place, through prayer, and in the second place, through daily and constant conversion of heart. In this way, we lead and teach others how to live in union with Jesus Christ. The most important step toward unity is prayer!
We should follow Pope Francis’ example of prayer. He told us about his praying with an evangelical pastor. He said, “Let me tell you something. I spent 40 minutes more or less, with an evangelical pastor. And we prayed together, seeking unity. But we Catholics must pray with each other and other Christians. Pray that the Lord gift us (with) unity! Unity among ourselves! How will we ever have unity among Christians if we are not capable of having it among us Catholics, in the family, how many families fight and split up? Seek unity, unity builds the Church and comes from Jesus Christ. He sends us the Holy Spirit to build unity!”
I implore you to pray and spread the Chaplet of Unity that can be found HERE. Pray that there will soon be realized full unity within the Catholic Church under the Holy Father.
Annual Appeal for the Year 2022
We need a Total of $78,000.00. Please help us.
Throughout the past year you have been a blessing and help to us. My staff and I thank you for your generosity and encouragement. I really need your help to continue this urgent work. It’s easy to raise money to feed the hungry because it appeals to your sympathies. It’s much harder to raise money to feed the spiritually hungry like our apostolate does. Yet St. Mother Teresa said “Americans are spiritually hungry and the greater need here is to feed them spiritually.” That’s what we are trying to do with the gift of Jesus’ own Devotion. I need your help to fund our annual appeal for the year 2022.
This is just our normal, bare bones, no frills operating budget. I only ask for what is needed just so that we can continue the work that we’ve been doing for the last 30 years. This does not include any provision for special projects or growth. Our apostolate has no investments and no savings. Jesus has always provided for us with your help and I trust that He will continue to provide for our needs through you.
Jesus said, “If you give what you have as alms, all will be wiped clean for you!” (Luke 11:41). Almsgiving is charitable aid through sacrificial giving. I raise one hand to God and I hold the other out to you so that from your hands I can receive alms to continue spreading the Devotion and the Visitations of the Images of Jesus King of All Nations.
Hopefully, some of you will pledge a monthly donation for our continuing support on your credit card. These donations will help us to meet our budget for our regular monthly expenses. To make this easy donation using your credit card, please call us or go to our website. Please make a sacrifice to pray for us and contribute to our support.
Please send whatever you can afford. Every gift no matter how large or small is appreciated. Jesus knows how much you’re able to give. Please ask Him to guide you. It’s the sacrifice that counts . . . not the dollar amount. Jesus works miracles with every penny we receive. And remember, whatever you give, please do it today. We’re depending on you!
The important thing right now is to please send some gift today if you are able. Please don’t put my letter aside or worse throw it out and think, “Somebody else can do it.” You are that “somebody else!” We need your help TODAY!
We receive no church or government funding. We have no major gifts or capital fund programs. We rely 100% on the support of individuals like you.
Please do your best. Thank you for your help! Our benefactors receive the following spiritual benefits from our apostolate: remembrance of your intentions in our daily Rosary and Chaplets; our daily perpetual Novena in Honor of Jesus as True King; our weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament and in our special monthly Masses.
May Jesus Christ, King of All Nations, reign in your heart now and forever!
Sincerely in Christ,
P. S. Please respond to Jesus’ plea, “Embrace My devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations for it is a great Mercy given by your God for these most perilous times.” You can do this by hosting a Visitation of His image, enthroning His image in your home and by reading and acting upon His messages contained in my book Medjugorje’s Ten Secrets.