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Charles I, Emperor, King, Saint!

Almighty God, Lord of Lords and King of Kings, in Your infinite fatherly love you are keeping watch over the fate of men and nations. You called Your servant, Emperor and King Charles of the House of Austria, to serve as a father to his peoples in difficult times and to promote peace with all his strength. By sacrificing his life, he sealed his willingness to fulfill Your holy will.

Grant us the grace, with his intercession, to follow his example and serve the true cause of peace, which we find in the faithful fulfillment of Your holy will. We ask this through him, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

This post was published on Sunday, June 27th, 2004 11:11 am. It has been categorised under Austria Bohemia Church Hapsburg Hungary Monarchy Saints and been tagged under .
3 Jun 2010 5:22 pm


María Eugenia Mayer
10 Feb 2011 4:43 am

Hail God for the gifts of emperor Karl and empress Zita, and what an inspirational couple they were, what worthy children they reared, what a hope for Christendom and the World, what pride for Catholicism their humility.
My mother, who was born in the Basque country, once told me in Venezuela that the people of Lekeitio (Lequeitio) built a “palace” for Empress Zita, aptly called “el palacio de la emperatriz Zita”, which in Spanish it sounds like “el palacio de la emperatricita”, the palace of the little empress.

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