Bl. Karl of Austria, Holy Roman Empire, Karl of Austria, Novena of Canonization, Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart of Jesus
An Emperor Devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
“Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, form our hearts to be like Your Heart.”
On October 2, 1918, Blessed Karl consecrated himself and his family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Through his suffering from being misjudged, slandered, and persecuted, his willingness to sacrifice his life for his peoples, his exile, and through his painful, fatal illness, Emperor Karl allowed his heart to be formed in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.