Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Catholic Culture: Catholic Monarch
Know of this saint: read HERE.
Yours truly was privileged to attend his solemn beatification in the Vatican and to have a lengthly chat with his son, Otto, in Rome. We spoke of his father's exile, death and burial in Madeira as well as his father's coronation ceremony, which Otto remembered well. I later had the honor to stare upon the hallowed crown, on temporary display inside Mussolini's old office in the Palazzo Venezia.
Otto was living in Germany at that time. I asked him if his father's remains would ever be returned to Vienna and his reply was simple: "No, Madeira accepted him. That is where he died. They gave him everything. That is where he will stay."
Karl, glorious saintly Emperor, pray for us and for Christian Europe!
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