Wednesday, October 23, 2013


This coming Monday, October 28th, 2013, there will be a Pontifical Mass for the Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude (Apostles). The Mass will be at 6pm at the Church of the Holy Innocents (128 West 37th Street, NYC, 10018). The Celebrant of the Mass will be His Excellency Teodore de Faria, Bishop emeritus of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.
The Pontifical Mass will be followed by a Conference on Blessed Karl of Austria by Dr. Ricardo Dumont dos Santos.
His Excellency, Don Teodoro de Faria
Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, author of a new book about Blessed Karl.  As Bishop of the diocese in which Blessed Karl died in 1922, Bishop de Faria has long been active in his cause for sainthood, and it was he who formally presented to the Holy Father the petition to beatify Emperor Karl at the beatification ceremony in Saint Peter’s Square on 3 October 2004. A native of Madeira, Bishop de Faria was ordained in 1956 at the age of 26, consecrated bishop of Funchal in 1982, and since his retirement in 2007, has been working on his book about Blessed Karl, which he will discuss during his remarks.
Ricardo Dumont dos Santos
Portugal Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayers.   Mr. Dumont dos Santos is the honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Portuguese island of Madeira.   His family's connection to Blessed Karl encompasses three generations. His father, Dr. Alfredo Dumont Machado dos Santos, was leader of the Emperor Karl Prayer League in Portugal until his death in 1989.  His paternal grandfather was one of the doctors called for consultation during the final illness of Emperor Karl, and it was he who signed his death certificate.

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