Spanish Relic Prayer Cards Available in Late January

The Emperor Karl League of Prayer U.S.A. / Canada is pleased to announce that 3rd class relic prayer cards in Spanish will be available in our online store beginning in late January 2017. These relic prayer cards will contain a small piece of linen cloth that has been touched to a 1st class relic of Blessed Karl. Featuring a prayer translated from the English to Spanish by Father Juan Carlos Sack, I.V.E., the Spanish relic prayer cards will be lovingly assembled by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Carmel of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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Our Translator

Reverend Juan Carlos Sack, I.V.E., is a native of Cerrito, Entre Rios, Argentina. He studied at the Major Seminaries of Parana and San Rafael and, in 1985, joined the Institute of the Incarnate Word, a missionary religious community. Ordained in 1988, Father Sack has given many years of service to the universal Church. After a short time as a parochial vicar and seminary professor in San Rafael, he came to the United States to serve the predominately African-American and Hispanic communities in Queens, New York. He travelled to Russia in 1993, and spent four years as a pastor in Buguruslan, Nabereshnye Chelny, and Kazan. From 1997 to 2002, Father Sack was a pastor in Ponzano Romano, Italy, while he completed a license in biblical studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. Father Sack’s ministry took him to Tajikistan in 2002, where he spent nine years serving the Catholic community and the predominantly Muslim local population. In addition to serving as a parish pastor in Dushanbe, he founded and directed Caritas Tajikistan, the Church’s social-service agency. He served also as Provincial Superior of the Institute of the Incarnate Word for the Institute’s houses in Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Russia, and as cultural attaché of the Vatican Embassy in Tajikistan. Returning to the United States in 2011, Father Sack has spent the past few years in the Diocese of Venice, Florida, as a parish administrator and correctional institute chaplain. Father Sack currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and Russian and proficient in Latin, Biblical Greek and Hebrew.

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