From our friends in the Blessed Karl League of Prayers

The Emperor Karl League of Prayer

Service in Commemoration of Blessed Karl to take place in Afghanistan on 27 July

 Czechia Embassy will host a Service with First Class Relic and Reception in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Blessed Karl Kabul Roundtable.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Emperor Karl League of Prayer is delighted to share that a service in commemoration of Blessed Karl with an opportunity to venerate a First Class Relic and prayers for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan will be held in Kabul, Afghanistan at the headquarters Camp RS R.O.C.K. Chapel on Saturday 27 July 2019 at 14:00.  All are welcome at this event hosted by the Czechia Embassy, and in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Blessed Karl Roundtable, and the chaplain of HQ Resolute Support.

Following the service there will be a reception with a brief presentation on Karl’s ties to the Czech people.  The Czechia Embassy invites attendees to, “learn about the last King of the modern-day Czech Republic: a man dedicated to peace and family.”

The Knights of Columbus Blessed Karl Kabul Roundtable acts as a satellite to the Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Council 11302 based in Washington, D.C. and works to connect Knights who are currently deployed in the Middle East, particularly in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The Roundtable’s patronage under Blessed Karl helps emphasize the Roundtable’s work in advancing the values of Christian soldiership in the areas of peace, the family, and the love of God and neighbor.

"Blessed Karl continues to serve as a saintly teacher of the Catholic faith,” Roundtable Chairman Patrick Abbott said. “Now he and his memory are uniting people from a country that was instrumental in defeating the Central Powers, a Czech military which traces its roots to the resistance against the Habsburg Empire, and other Resolute Support allies in the war-afflicted land of Afghanistan.  Together we hope to celebrate his memory and be inspired to work for peace."


The Emperor Karl League of Prayer promotes the canonization 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 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 Prayer continues to pray today.