Monday, December 14, 2009

Empress Zita

The cause of the wife of Blessed Karl of Austria has been introduced. Here is a prayer for the beatification of Zita of Bourbon-Parma which a friend sent me:
God our Father, you redeemed the world by the self-abasement of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. He who was King became the Servant of all and gave his life as a ransom for many, therefore you have exalted him.

We ask you that your servant Zita, Empress and Queen, will be raised upon the altars of your Church. In her, you have given us a great example of faith and hope in the face of trials, and of unshakeable trust in your Divine Providence.

We beseech you that alongside her husband, the Blessed Emperor Charles, Zita will become for couples a model of married love and fidelity, and for families a guide in the ways of a truly Christian upbringing. May she who in all circumstances opened her heart to the needs of others, especially the poor and needy, be for us all an example of service and love of neighbour.

Through her intercession, grant our petition (mention here the graces you are asking for). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 Pater, 3 Ave, 1 Gloria Patri

Imprimatur : 09/07/2009
† Mgr. Yves Le Saux
Bishop of Le Mans (France).

We would be grateful to those who have received graces through the intercession of the Servant of God, Empress Zita to contact:

Association for the Beatification of Empress Zita
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
1, place Dom Guéranger
72300 Solesmes, France

3 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

I was waiting for you to pick this up. Isn't it wonderful?

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, it is, Terry. I am very glad. I visited Zita's tomb in the Capuchin crypt in Vienna and it was a moving experience.

Matterhorn said...

A great lady. Btw, I loved the way you weaved in Zita at the end of "Madame Royale."

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