This week sees a truly historic event taking place in the United Kingdom. For the first time since long before the Reformation National Apostasy, the Sovereign Pontiff will beatify an Englishman who is not a martyr. The Englishman in question is The Venerable (soon to be The Blessed) John Henry, Cardinal Newman, Cong. Orat.. For […]
Day Four: Sharing in Christ’s Passion—Greatness in Suffering Although Emperor Karl was forced into exile and had to move his family into a crowded villa at the top of a mountain near Funchal, he kept a positive attitude and cheerful disposition. He would say to those who asked: We are undeservedly fine. Following Christ’s example, […]
Day Three: A Life of Sacrifice There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. By the time Blessed Emperor Karl was exiled to the island of Madeira his life was already one of making sacrifices for others. He lost his homeland, empire and throne. His own people confiscated his […]
It is so good to have faith in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Without it, the hardships would be impossible to withstand.
Day Two: An Emperor Devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, form our hearts to be like Your Heart. On October 2, 1918, Blessed Karl consecrated himself and his family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through his suffering from being misjudged, slandered, and persecuted, his willingness to sacrifice […]
Day One: Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament Blessed Karl lived under the glory of the Blessed Sacrament. The rays of grace from this splendor attracted him, and he loved to visit the tabernacle. Whether stressed by the strains of government or just the ordinary beginning of his day, he sought guidance and solace before […]