|Blessed Karl Habsburg|
And yet, even his republican enemies at home remember him as the Friedenskaiser, the peace Emperor. When meditating on the life of Blessed Emperor Karl we see an encouraging example of faith. We are reminded that just rule is deeply anchored in faith. We are reminded that we can only order ourselves and the world around us well when we join our will to the will of the Father in heaven and so lay to rest all enmity between God and us. Only when we are reconciled with God and struggle to abide in peace with Him can we genuinely struggle for peace on earth. As Emperor and King, Karl sought always to imitate Jesus, the true Solomon, the true bringer of peace, and so can be called a son of God.From an article by Crisis.
Here's a video from Gloria.tv with magnificent film footage of the Emperor in his exile on the island of Madeira where he lies interred at the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. The inscription on his coffin reads, "Fiat Voluntas Tua" (Thy Will be Done)
Blessed Karl of Ausria, pray for us.