On Tuesday, 21 October 2014, a Traditional Latin Solemn High Mass was offered at Old Saint Mary's Church in Washington, DC, for the Feast Day of Blessed Karl of Austria. At the reception after Mass, Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza addressed the assembled faithful. His remarks are reproduced in full below (with permission). This annual Mass and reception in honor of Blessed Karl was organized by Suzanne Pearson, founder of the Blessed Karl Shrine at Old Saint Mary's.
Remarks by HIRH Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza,
the Prince Imperial of Brazil
On the Feast Day of Blessed Karl
21 October 2014, Washington, DC
EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA
KING OF HUNGARY
Holy Mother Church gives us the saints not only as intercessors to whom we can have recourse but as examples to follow.
In what ways should Emperor Karl, recently beatified, be seen as a model? He should certainly be seen as a model Head of State and as a model head of family.
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