Saturday, May 05, 2018

A New Prayerbook for the Emperor Karl League of Prayer

The Emperor Karl League of Prayer USA and Canada is pleased to announce the newly published official Gebetsliga Prayer Book. Edited by USA and Canadian Delegates Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, and Suzanne Pearson, this prayer book contains devotional resources related to Blessed Karl of Austria, including: a history of The Emperor Karl League of Prayer; a novena; devotional prayers; a short biography; important dates and quotes from his life; and liturgical texts for the celebration of Holy Mass and The Liturgy of the Hours on his October 21 Memorial.

The book was designed and typeset by Mr. Jordan Hainsey, who serves as webmaster and designer for the USA and Canadian League. Constructed to last a lifetime of prayerful use, it features a rich, felted-cotton cover, foil-embossed with the Gebestliga coat of arms.

Six illustrations were commissioned from our own Matthew Alderman, whose work as a liturgical illustrator and designer has been featured in several publications, including Sacred Architecture, First Things, Antiphon, and The Living Church. In 2010, he completed 15 full-page illustrations for Liturgy Training Publications’ landmark altar edition of the Revised Roman Missal, and in 2011, he produced over 50 illustrations for HarperCollins UK’s Sunday and Weekday Missals.

The Gebetsliga Prayer Book illustrations are executed in black and red ink and compliment the text, serving as a catalyst for meditation and prayer. It is perfect companion for all members of The League of Prayer or those just learning about Blessed Karl for the first time. Printed and bound in the U.S.A., the prayer book carries the Imprimatur of Bishop Roger J. Foys, D.D., of the Diocese of Covington, and an accompanying Nihil Obstat.

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