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Karl Franz Josef von Habsburg: an inspiring example as a righteous leader, devoted and faithful husband, tender father and loyal friend. In 1916 halfway through World War I, he ascended the throne of a vast empire at the age of 29. Because he offered peace as an end to the war, he was ridiculed by war mongers who sought the dismantling of his empire. Betrayed. Beloved. Rejected. Praised. Calumniated…and yet faithful every step of the way. Because he refused to abdicate his throne-which he viewed as his vocation from God-even in the face of violence, he was arrested and, with his whole family, exiled to the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of western Africa. He died-some say of a broken heart- in 1922, in penury, at the age of 35, leaving behind 7 born children and a pregnant wife, the Servant of God Empress Zita.
He was beatified by the church of God in 2004.
Come and learn why he is a man for these times...
And why Karl & Zita are a model for married couples & families!