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Mourning in Vienna

The Blessed Emperor Charles at the funeral of the late Emperor Franz Joseph, the saint’s great uncle, in November 1916. Between the Blessed Charles and his Empress, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, is Crown Prince Otto. Otto lives today, and is the head of the Hapsburg family.

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 Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

Category: Monarchy | Previously: Our Holy Emperor

This post was published on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 7:22 pm. It has been categorised under Austria Hapsburg Hungary Monarchy Saints and been tagged under , , , .
Comments
  1. 3 April 2008
    8:26 am

    *sighs* How many good things did we trash in the intervening 92 years?

  2. Harold
    3 April 2008
    8:39 am

    Indeed. Charles of Austria: ora pro nobis!

    Harold

  3. Steven
    6 April 2008
    12:16 pm

    Where does this picture come from?

  4. 8 April 2008
    10:15 pm

    Civilization mostly died with Franz-Ferdinand in Sarajevo.

  5. 15 July 2013
    8:11 pm

    Wenn Sie freie Zeit haben, ansehen auf mein Museum ////www.franzjosefmuseum.de//// + /// + viele sache Kaiser Wilhelm.
    Museum sucht die repräsentativen Räume für diese Exponate.****** Bitte helfen
    Sie uns mit der Verbreitung den Informationen über das Vorhandensein des .Danke. Manager of the museum – VIRIBUS UNITIS

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