Blessed Charles of Austria
Blessed Charles of Austria is held on October 21. Roman Catholic Church. This event in the third decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Charles of Austria was born August 17, 1887, in the Castle of Persenbeug in the region of Lower Austria, to Archduke Otto and Princess Maria Josephine of Saxony. He grew up in a Catholic family, received a solid Catholic education, and developed a strong devotion to both the Eucharist and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 triggered World War I. At this point, Charles became the presumptive heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He worked to end the war and was the only leader to support Pope Benedict XV's efforts for peace. In March 1919, he was exiled to Switzerland.
Charles was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004.
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