Friday 17 October 2014

Feast Day of Blessed Emperor Charles I of Austria

Holy Mass

will be sung

in the

Church of St Gregory and the Assumption of our Lady


Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ

for the

Feast Day

of His Imperial and Royal Majesty

Blessed Emperor Charles I

of the House of Austria

last Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Illyria, King of Jerusalem, etc., Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,


Tuesday 21st October 2014

being the hundredth anniversary year of the commencement of the First World War



followed by veneration of the relic and prayers for the repose of the souls of deceased members of the imperial and royal family.

Chant choir of Corpus Christi                       With the kind permission of the
and of St Bede                                                Right Reverend Monsignor Keith Newton
                                                                        the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate
[Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus]                  of our Lady of Walsingham 

“Emperor Karl has offered to make peace; here is the only decent man who has appeared in the course of this war — they didn’t listen to him…he sincerely wants peace, so everyone detests him…" – Anatole France, the French writer
"Karl was a great leader, a prince of peace, who wanted to save the world from a year of war; a statesman with ideas to save his people... a king who loved his people, a fearless man, a noble soul... a saint from whose grave blessings come." ­– Herbert Vivian, the English writer 

Charles will be the future Emperor of Austria and will lead his countries and peoples to great honour and many blessings--but this will not become obvious until after his death...He will be Heaven’s reward to Austria for faithfulness to Pope and Church" Pope St Pius X 1911
 “He sought for peace and found it in God” – Pope John Paul II (himself baptised “Charles” in honour of the Emperor) 2004

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