Friday, December 15, 2006
To meet the Archduke...
Indeed, he is a gentleman and a scholar. With an embrace I shook hands with him and in his lovely cordial manner he exclaimed: "It's a pleasure to meet, you!"
Humbled by his kindness, I was reminded of his father, who was Emperor, Blessed Karl I. Humbled more was I as I though of him as being the heir to that throne (viva l'imperatore!).
“What more honorable designation can there be than for the emperor to be called the son of the Church?”
St. Ambrose: Letters, 21 (4th cent.)