Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Cause of Empress Zita

The cause for the canonization of HRIM Zita, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, is well under way. As I'm sure everyone knows her husband has already been beatified as Blessed Charles of Austria. Below is the official prayer for the intercession of Empress Zita:
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. Thank you very much for this! I hope her cause will be succesful.

  2. Would you discuss the suggestion for King Baudouin to be a saint?

  3. Now that you mention it, I have written something about that, I just got on to something else and havn't posted it. Hopefully I will remember to get it done before I forget again.


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