03 April 2011

Empress Zita

The cause for the canonization of Empress Zita proceeds apace. The Empress was an oblate of St-Pierre Abbey in Solesmes, and three of her sisters were Benedictine nuns at Ste-Cecile Abbey in Solesmes. It thus makes sense that the Diocese of Le Mans is where the beatification process opened and continues.
The Association for the Beatification and Canonization of Empress and Queen Zita, Wife and Mother, has now been formed. Authorized by the Bishop of Le Mans, the Most Reverend Yves Le Saux, the board of directors includes among its members the Right Reverend Father Abbot of Solesmes, Dom Philippe Dupont.
To conduct this investigation, the support of the Empress’ family is essential. H.I.R.H. Archduke Rudolf of Austria, the eldest of Empress Zita’s grandchildren will assist the Association with this, in order to facilitate its work.
It is permissible now to ask for favors from God through the intercession of the Servant of God Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Apostolic Queen of Hungary.
Empress Zita, pray for us.