Rorate Caeli

Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St. Stephen of Hungary in Vienna

Una Voce Austria arranged a Solemn High Mass for the Feast of King St. Stephen of Hungary at the Karlskirche in Vienna. The celebrant was the Rev. Fr. Marc Hausmann, a priest of the diocese of St. Pölten and professor of metaphysics at the Pontifical University Urbaniana in Rome.

In his sermon Fr. Hausmann spoke of the need for the Christian laity to support the Church as a "secular arm," as St. Stephen did in Hungary. "We need a new St. Stephen, a new Constantine."

At the end of Mass, Hungarian Pogácsa were blessed. These had been provided by the Hungarian Embassy in Vienna, which invited all the faithful to a reception after Mass, at which the Pogácsa were eaten with Tokaji.

An official from the Embassy attended the Mass, and gave an impressive speech at the reception. He spoke of the need to found political life on the firm foundation of the Christian faith, and explained how the current Hungarian government takes St. Stephen as a model to be followed.

The following photographs are selected from those provided by Una Voce.