Blessed Karl of Austria
"God has given me the grace so that there now remains nothing on this earth that I would not be willing to sacrifice out of my love for Him and for the benefit of the Holy Church.”
Another great thing about the Catholic Church is it's mechanism for recognizing sanctity in the fullness of holy laity life... even among Hapsburg royalty! This is a great consolation for those of us who have few prospects for martyrdom or real suffering on our horizon.
My parish houses one of the few American shrines to Karl of Austria, and we will be celebrating his life with a Solemn Mass and reception on Saturday, October 20, at 10:30 AM. Join us! (more information here)
You can read more about Blessed Karl here.