Of your charity
please pray for the repose of the soul
His Imperial & Royal Highness
Archduke Rudolph of Austria
fifth son of the Blessed Emperor Charles of Austria,
Knight of the Golden Fleece,
Knight of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,
Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George,
who died on Saturday, 15 May 2010, in Ascensiontide,
at the age of 90 years.
He is survived by his consort, HIRH Archduchess Anna Gabriele, born Princess von Wrede, and by the children of his marriage to Xenia, Countess Tschernyschev-Besobrasow (who died in 1968), HI&RH Archduchess Maria-Anna and her consort, Prince Peter Galitzine, HI&RH Archduke Carl-Peter and his consort Alexandra, born Princess von Wrede, HI&RH Archduke Simeon and his consort Maria, born HRH Princess of the Two Sicilies, and the only daughter of his second marriage, HI&RH Archduchess Catharine and her consort Count Massimiliano Secco d’Aragona.
Iustorum autem animae in manu Dei sunt et non tanget illos tormentum mortis visi sunt in oculis insipientium mori et aestimata est adflictio exitus illorum et quod a nobis est iter exterminii illi autem sunt in pace.
“The souls of the just are in the hand of God…in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die and their departure was taken for misery and their going away from us was seen as utter destruction but, in truth, they are at peace”