I have noticed in some of the churches I have visited during our pilgrimage to Rome that Mass will be celebrated in honor of Bl. Karl of Austria
My good friend Fr. Robert Pasley of Mater Ecclesiae in the Diocese of Camden, NJ, sent the following.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Mater Ecclesiae, Berlin, NJ, is honored to host a special evening of prayer and devotion dedicated to Blessed Karl of Austria. The Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Portugal, His Excellency Don Teodoro de Faria will celebrate a Pontifical Low Mass at 7:00PM. The Mass will be followed by veneration of the relics of Blessed Karl and then a conference will be held in the parish hall. The main speakers will be Ricardo Dumont dos Santos who is the leader of the Emperor Karl Prayer League and Raymond de Souza, and EWTN host, ands special missions coordinator for Human Life International. This special conference is made possible due to a joint effort between the Knights of Columbus Councils: 12833 (Mater Ecclesiae, Berlin, NJ), 2161 (Woodlawn, Aliquippa, PA), 12361 (Agnus Dei, New York, NY, 423 (Regina Coeli, New York, NY), and 433 (Potomac, Washington, DC).
I will be there with some friends. This should be a very special evening.
I wanted to attend the first holy Mass in the series here in Newton, but I am a meat-cutter and the market-bosses do their best not to allow working men any time off.
I requested a day-off since I have never taken a day off from my job; paid or otherwise. Not even denied; just a plain, ‘So what.’
It was the only thing I had a desire to do this year.
For those who may be interested, here are the liturgical texts in English for The Liturgy of the Hours for the feast of Bl. Karl of Austria. I have not been able to find the Latin texts online:
On Oct. 21, at 7:30 pm, Bishop de Faria will celebrate a Solemn High Mass at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Washington, DC. The relic of Blessed Karl that is enshrined there permanently will be venerated. All are welcome.