Thursday, September 15, 2022

Votive Mass of Bl. Karl of Austria in Brooklyn Next Tuesday

The church of the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Brooklyn, New York, will have a sung Votive Mass of Blessed Karl, Emperor of Austria, on Tuesday, September 20th, starting at 7p.m. The church is located at 245 Prospect Park West; ample parking is available in the church parking lot. There will be comprehensive programs with full translations and cues available for those new and not so new to the Traditional Latin Mass

This Mass is offered under the auspices of the Emperor Karl League of Prayer, the organization officially chosen by the Church to promote the cause of his canonization of Emperor Karl. Following the Mass, there will be a short lecture by Suzanne Pearson, the delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayer in the US. Join the Holy Name of Jesus Community in paying homage to this humble servant of God, who ascended the throne as the last emperor of Austria-Hungary during the tumult of the First World War in 1916. He saw his office as a commission from God, and a duty to follow and imitate Christ, the one true King. While he died in exile just six years later at the age of 35, Karl led a heroic and saintly life, praying at his death, “Thy Holy Will be done. Jesus, Jesus, come! Yes—yes. My Jesus as Thou willst it—Jesus.”

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