The Emperor Karl League of Prayers for peace among nations

The Emperor Karl League of Prayers promotes the canonisation cause of Blessed Karl of the House of Austria who, as Emperor Karl I and King Karl IV, reigned in Austria-Hungary from 1916-1918. The League invites new members. Karl was conscientiously given a Catholic education and supported from childhood by the prayers of a group of people, because the religious sister and stigmatist, Sr. M. Vincentia Fauland, prophesied that he would suffer greatly and be attacked. After Karl’s death this group developed into the Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among Nations, which introduced his cause for beatification in 1949, and has had ecclesiastic recognition since 1963 as a prayer society. Through his life and dying, Emperor Karl has encouraged and strengthened the faith of many people. Inspired by his spirituality, the Emperor Karl League of Prayers continues to pray today.

Join the League of Prayer

Members of the League of Prayer strive to follow the example of Blessed Emperor Karl by

  • seeking and following the Will of God in their daily life,
  • by working for peace and justice in all segments of life, from the family to the global community,
  • begging forgiveness and vicariously offering expiation to God for all injustice throughout history, i.e., not leaving Christ alone on the Mount of Olives and at Golgotha, but rather together with Him carrying the burden of others through prayer, service to one’s neighbour and sacrifice.

With this in mind, they commit themselves to:

  • praying the League prayer(s) daily
  • offering, at least once a month, their Holy Mass intention in accordance to their station in life
  • participating, whenever possible, in the annual peace pilgrimage, Masses, spiritual exercises, lectures and other events of the League of Prayers, and
  • promoting the Cause of Canonisation of Blessed Emperor Karl.

The League of Prayers does not charge membership dues, but asks for generous freewill donations to help cover the costs of literature, prayer cards and the annual report, which is sent to members and represents the most important means of communication between members and the League of Prayers. The League of Prayers organises an annual peace pilgrimage, and all interested members are invited to participate.

League President

Msgr. Dr. Fernand Franck
Archbishop Emeritus of Luxembourg

League Executive President
Fr. Marion Gruber, O.Cist.
Abbey of Heiligenkreuz

International Delegates (For information in other Languages):

Lower Austria
Leopold Graf Gudenus
Schlossgasse 1
3830 Waidhofen/Thaya

Upper Austria
Abbot Maximilian Neulinger, O.S.B.
Stift Lambach
4650 Lambach

Archduke Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen
Schwarzenbergpromenade 28
5026 Salzburg-Aigen

Rev. Stephan Muller
Ried 12, 6491

Jules Delfosse
5360 Hamois-Condroz
Rue de Miecret 4

Gunnar Riebs
Kardinaal Macierstraat 27
3200 Aerschot

Rev. Stefan Bauerle
52441 Linnich
Pfarrweg 4

Georg Horwarter
Texelstrasse 16/10
39012 Meran

Profs. Dr. Fabio Marino
Via Rolando da Piazzola 28
35139 Padova

Friuli, Venezia and Gorizia
Don Walter Milocco
Tel: 0039 0481391995
Mob: 0039 3200932048

Mgr. Arnaldo Morandi
Via San Gottardo 19
25123 Brescia

Don Vincenzo Mercante
Tel/Mob: 0039 040303662

Elisabeth Montfort
8 Rue Delille
63200 Riom

Gustav von Hittig
9913 Nagymizdó

Rev. Claude Bache
Rue des Sports 2
5322 Contern

Dennis Mifsud
Casa Austria
13th December Street
In-Nadur NDR 1112 Gozo

Maria Lourdes Reininger-Soto

Mariusz Kryszkowski
61 – 245 Poznan
Os. Rusa

Ricardo Dumont dos Santos
9001-904 Funchal-Madeira
Postfach 300


Ms. Suzanne Pearson

1021 Arlington Blvd., Apt. 730
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Saint Vincent Arch-abbey
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650