Saints of the Week

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Blessed Karl of Austria

Now we must help each other to get to Heaven.
Bl. Karl of Austria to his wife, Empress Zita

    Facts about Bl. Karl of Austria

  • After his uncle, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in 1914, Karl became the ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He would be the last ruler of the Empire.
  • Karl prayed the rosary daily and always sought to put his Christian faith first when making decisions.
  • He has been praised for being a peacemaker during World War I.