The Emperors of Austria gave public example of their Catholic faith

Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria taking part in the Corpus Christi procession at Stephansplatz.

...The Corpus Christi procession outshone all others. The restraint of Lent and the grave pomp of Easter had been left behind: this was a dazzling occasion. The soldiers and gendarmes lining the streets had ivy leaves in their helmets; the archdukes arrived separately, in crystal calèches drawn by six grays; then the Emperor, accompanied by Archduke Franz Ferdinand, came in a carriage of gold and crystal, drawn by eight horses…...entire posting

Court staff at a procession at Heldenplatz outside the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna

The House of Hapsburg has always had a sense of the Faith.


No comments: