16 December 2009

The Opening of the Cause of Zita, Empress and Queen

Archduke Otto as a little boy at the Coronation
of his father Blessed Emperor Charles as King of Hungary.
Depicted seated in the Imperial Coach is Empress Zita
who was crowned Queen of Hungary.

The following is the official prayer to invoke the intercession of Empress Zita:
God our Father, you redeemed the world by the self-abasement of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. He who was King became the Servant of all and gave his life as a ransom for many, therefore you have exalted him.

We ask you that your servant Zita, Empress and Queen, will be raised upon the altars of your Church. In her, you have given us a great example of faith and hope in the face of trials, and of unshakeable trust in your Divine Providence.

We beseech you that alongside her husband, the Blessed Emperor Charles, Zita will become for couples a model of married love and fidelity, and for families a guide in the ways of a truly Christian upbringing. May she who in all circumstances opened her heart to the needs of others, especially the poor and needy, be for us all an example of service and love of neighbour.

Through her intercession, grant our petition (mention here the graces you are asking for). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Any graces received through the intercession of the Servant of God, Empress Zita — especially those which are possibly miraculous — should contact:

Association for the Beatification of Empress Zita
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
1, place Dom Guéranger
72300 Solesmes, France
+Laus Deo.