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An Emperor – Saint? Yes, Blessed Karl of Australia was Emperor of Austria. I came to know of this great saint on http://www.ewtn.com show recently and the stories of miracles attributed to his intercession are many.

http://www.emperorcharles.org/welcome

http://www.emperorcharles.org/biography

Karl of the House of Austria was born in Persenbeug in 1887.  On October 21, 1911, he married Zita of Bourbon-Parma. With his wife and children he led an exemplary family life — a true domestic church, shaped by his intimate love for the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1916, in the midst of the First World War he became Emperor of Austria and was crowned King of Hungary. He strove for a fair and lasting peace, and promoted equity and justice.  After the revolution of the Provisional National Assembly in 1919, he was banished into exile, lived in poverty and bore his illness with a profound trust in God. He died on April 1, 1922, in Funchal on the island of Madeira, while calling upon the name of Jesus.

Prayer:  O Blessed Emperor Karl, you accepted the difficult tasks and burdensome challenges that God gave you during your life. In every thought, decision and action you trusted always in the Holy Trinity. We pray to you to intercede for us with the Lord our God to give us faith and courage, so that even in the most difficult situations of our earthly lives we may not lose heart, but continue faithfully in the footsteps of Christ.

Ask for us the grace that our hearts may be moulded into the likeness of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Help us to work with compassion and strength for the poor and needy, to fight with courage for peace in our homes and in the world, and in every situation to trustingly place our lives in the hands of God, until we reach Him, as you did, through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Imprimator: Archdiocese of Vienna, May 18, 2004 Z1. K787/07 or K788/04, 
Vicar Apostolic Dr. Franz Schuster

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The world has grown old; the human race is adrift. Well, yes, if we abandon humanity to its natural course, to its fatal direction. No, if the power from on high that is preserved in the religion of Jesus and in His Church is poured out anew on all ranks of the human race and restores them to life.
– Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek (1800-1862), Bishop, Feast day September 24

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You will love this beautiful presentation on the life of St John Paul II

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“Heavenly Father, when she was young, Saint Amata of Assisi rejected You and rebelled against morality. Eventually her aunt, Saint Clare of Assisi, converted her and brought the girl into her religious order. I lift up to you all the teenagers I know; guide them to true wisdom, which comes from the Holy Spirit, and help them to desire good values as part of their relationship with a good and loving God.   I also give to You everyone else who is rebelling against Truth, including the media that spreads immorality. May the victory of Jesus set them all free from the demons that try to block the way to Heaven. Saint Amata, pray for us. Amen.
– Saint Amata of Assisi (died 1250), Sister of the Poor Clares, Feast day February 20, from Terry Modica’s book “Daily Prayers with the Saints”, Queenship Publishinghttp://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1302

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