Saturday, 1 April 2023

Bld Charles, (17.8.1887 Persenbeug, Dolní Rakousy - 1.4.1922 Funchal, Madeira)

Under normal circumstances, today would be his Feast Day, but when he was beatified his Feast was placed on 21 October, the anniversary of his marriage to the Servant of God Zita so that when she is beatified they can share the Feast.

Their eldest son, HIRH Otto, 1912-2011, was our youngest daughter's Godfather.

Blessed Charles and Servant of God Zita, pray for us.

Here are a prayer for his canonisation and one for her beatification:

A Prayer for the Canonisation of Bld Karl of Austria, Emperor & King

Heavenly Father, through Blessed Emperor Karl You have given Your Church and the people of God an example of how we can live a discerning and spiritual life in a convincing and courageous way.
His public actions as emperor and king, and his personal acts as a family man, were firmly based in the teachings of the Catholic Faith. His love for his Eucharistic Lord grew in times of trial and helped him to unite himself to Christ’s sacrifice through his own life’s sacrifice for his peoples. Emperor Karl honoured the Mother of God, and loved to pray the rosary throughout his life.

Strengthen us by his intercession when discouragement, faintheartedness, loneliness, bitterness and depression trouble us. Let us follow the example of Your faithful servant, and unselfishly serve our brothers and sisters according to Your will.

Hear my petitions and grant my request [mention your intention here].

Grant that Blessed Karl of Austria be deemed worthy of canonization, for the glory of Your Name, the praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and for blessings upon the Church.

Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God Zita, Empress & Queen

God our Father, you redeemed the world by the humility of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. He who was King became a Servant and gave his life as a ransom for many, therefore you have exalted Him.

We ask you that your servant Zita, Empress and Queen, will be raised to the altars of your Church. In her, you have given us an admirable example of faith and hope in the face of trials, as well as an unshakeable confidence in your Divine Providence.

We beseech You that alongside her husband, the Blessed Emperor Charles, Zita will become, for couples, a model of conjugal fidelity and love, and, for families, a guide in the ways of a truly Christian upbringing. May she who in all circumstances opened her heart to the needs of others, especially the very poor, be for us all an example of service and love of neighbour.

Through her intercession, grant our petition (mention here the graces you are asking for). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

One Our Father, three Hail Marys and a Glory Be.

Kindly inform the Abbaye Saint-Pierre (F-72300 Solesmes) of any grace or favour obtained through the intercession of the Servant of God Zita.

Imprimatur : 09/07/2009
† Mgr. Yves Le Saux
Bishop of Le Mans (France).

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