ROYAL OAK, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - On Saturday more than 600 men walked in the streets of Royal Oak, Michigan, taking part in a eucharistic procession for reparation and mercy.
Called "Christ in the Streets," it began at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica and proceeded 2.5 miles to St. Mary's Catholic Church. It is organized by iNVICTUS CHRISTUS — a lay organization based in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
As men and Sons of the King, we seek to make reparation for not being our True Selves — uniquely created by God with hearts of Fire and Sacrifice. The pursuit of our own passions has led us to shirk our duties as spiritual leaders in our homes and communities at large. The Eucharistic Procession is an open declaration of our intent to fix our eyes squarely on Christ Jesus, unite ourselves to His Passion and place our shoulders firmly on the labors of building His Kingdom.
iNVICTUS CHRISTUS, Latin for "the Unconquerable Christ," is one of several new movements trying to address the manhood problem in the Catholic Church and American society. It seeks "to raise up, train up and build up the next generation of heroic Catholic leaders and sets out to strengthen men not just for temporal battle, but the spiritual battle as well."
The presence of the Blessed Sacrament and the witness of these men is especially meaningful in the Royal Oak neighborhood because it is known to be very liberal.