On this Feast of Christ the King we recall that Jesus came to serve, not to be served, and calls us to do the same. When He was asked by Pilate whether or not He was King of the Jews, his reply was, “You say that I am.” So we learn that claiming Christ’s Kingship is not as meaningful as living Christ’s Kingship, which is a life of service. We might also remember that when we truly claim the Kingship of Christ, it ultimately leads to the cross.
This statue is found in the chapel of the Dominican Nuns of Prouille, France. This was the original site (though not the original buildings) of the first convent of Dominican Nuns, founded by St. Dominic in 1206. Dominic founded the nuns first; the Dominican Friars were founded in 1216.