Around a hundred years after the end of the First World War – on May 21, 2018 – the Archduchesses Ildiko and Sophie von Habsburg Lothringen visited the Jasov Abbey in Slovakia and presented it with a relic of the Blessed Emperor Karl. A year later, Abbot Ambroz Martin Strbak had a plaque erected to commemorate this memorable encounter. The ladies of the Order of St. George took over the costs for this unusual honor.
Jasov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey from the 12th century, located in Jasov in eastern Slovakia.
The plaque reads:
“In memory of the visit by
Ildiko, Archduchess of Austria,
Und Sophia, Archduchess of Austria,
In the monastery of the Premonstratensian Canons of Josau
Under the abbot, the reverend Herr DDr. Ambroz M. Strbak,
In the 230th year after the visit of Emperor Joseph II.
On the occasion of the establishment of a relic of the Blessed Emperor Karl
A hundred years after the end of the First World War
On Whit Monday, May 21, 2018.
The Dames of the Order of St. Georges
An European Order of the House of Habsburg-Lothringen”