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Delegate-Led Blessed Karl Retreat in Greensburg, PA

  • Saint Emma Monastery 1001 East Harvey Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601 United States (map)

Join Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., Delegate for the League of Prayer U.S.A. and Canada, as he leads a silent weekend retreat on Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, 2018, entitled, "The Universal Call to Holiness: Learning from Blessed Karl of Austria." Held on the quiet and lush grounds of Saint Emma Benedictine Monastery, Greensburg, PA, Fr. Boniface will help retreatants discover the call to holiness all men and women are called to, aided by the powerful example of Blessed Karl of Austria.

Karl ascended the throne as the last emperor of Austria-Hungrary during the tumult of the first world war in 1916. He saw his office as a commission from God and duty to follow and imitate Christ, the one true King. While he died in exile just six years later at the age of 35, Karl led a heroic and saintly life, praying at his death, “Thy Holy Will be done. Jesus, Jesus, come! Yes—yes. My Jesus as Thou willst it—Jesus.”

For more information, contact Saint Emma Monastery's Retreat House at (724) 834-3060 or click the link below.

Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey and serves as Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary. He is the General Manager, Programming Manager and an On Air Host of We Are One Body® Catholic radio (WAOB®), and a Delegate for the Emperor Karl League of Prayer for the U.S.A. and Canada.