Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine Will Be Guest at October Feast Day Mass
The Emperor Karl League of Prayers is pleased to welcome Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, granddaughter of Blessed Karl, as the special guest at the Blessed Karl Feast Day Mass at St. Mary's Church, Washington D.C. on October 21, 2016.
At last year's Mass, Princess Maria-Anna captivated the audience with her personal insights into the unshakable faith and virtue of her grandfather Emperor Karl, and the holy marriage he shared with her grandmother, Empress Zita. She not only talked about Karl and Zita, but also about what it was like to grow up in the next generation of the family. Her father, Archduke Rudolph, and her mother, Countess Xenia Czernichew-Besobrasow, demonstrated the same ideals. Even when her father suffered the tragic deaths of his wife and later his youngest son, he never lost his joyful, hopeful, encouraging disposition. Although the Archduke Rudolph did not really remember his father, being only two years old when the Emperor died, he had this one vibrant memory, the Princess said. He remembered the feeling of being held by someone very tall and very warm, an indication of the warmth and love with which Blessed Karl interacted with his children.