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100 years Paneuropa Movement

From 17 to 20 November 2022, the Paneuropa Movement invited to an anniversary congress in Vienna on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

Book presentation “Der Patriarch”

On November 16, 2022, the member of our Spiritual Council Abt Pius Maurer presented his book “Der Patriarch” in the Order Residence.

Nobility obliges…

…in this case the Republic of Austria, namely to revoke the so-called nobility abolition law.

„Important to show attitude even in the face of headwinds“

In a very critical opening speech, Procurator Baron Vinzenz von Stimpfl-Abele addressed the image that politics in general and the Parliament in particular currently present.

Order Day 2022 in Graz

On October 22, 2022, this year’s Order Day took place in the capital of Styria, where around 300 Dames and Knights of the Order as well as guests gathered in Graz.

Impressions of the Order Day in Graz

Here you will find impressions of the Order Day on October 21 and 22, 2022, in Graz.

History, culture and community

From September 30 to October 2, 2022, the UK Commandery hosted a fantastic weekend in Edinburgh.

The Role of Churches in Europe

At the Commandery meeting on September 24, 2022, Honorary Knight and former Governor Dr. Josef Pühringer, gave a lecture on the current theme of the year.

An invigorating evening in every way!

On September 20, 2022, the second event of the still young commandery Wien – Arsenal took place on the premises of the Julius Meinl headquarters.

Farewell to HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

On the day of the Queen’s funeral the Commandery of Great Britain and Northern Ireland hosted a virtual memorial service.

Ukraine: Past, Present and Future

On September 16, 2022, the Order Academy, in close collaboration with the Dutch delegation, organized an event at Order’s residence in Vienna.

The Marchfeld: Habsburg’s Fateful Region

This was the title of an event organised on the initiative of our Honorary Knight Dr. Werner Fasslabend on September 10, 2022, during which Marchegg was included in the Via Habsburg.

Pandora´s Box?

On September 9, 2022, the Spiritual Council organised a symposium on one of the socio-politically hottest topics: Euthanasia.

Two days dedicated to (Central) Europe

On September 6 and 7, 2022, Grand Master Karl von Habsburg, accompanied by our Procurator, visited the Commandery in Slovenia and the Delegation of Slovakia.

History of the Origin of Lower Austria

On September 5, 2022 the Commandery Niederösterreich-Heldenberg was pleased to welcome Mag. Karl Wilfing to a lecture on the history of the origin of the province of Lower Austria

350 years and not a bit quiet

On August 21, 2022, the Dragoon Regiment 2 Nikolaus Graf Pejacsevich celebrated its 350th anniversary in a ceremony at Heldenberg that was both tradition-conscious and forward-looking.

Twice the celebration

Unter diesem Motto könnte der besondere Abend gestanden haben, zu dem die Komturei Niederösterreich-Heldenberg am 17. August 2022 in die Residenz nach Kilb geladen hatte.

Interview in “WELTWOCHE”

On the fringes of an event organised by the Delegation Vorarlberg und Schweiz of the Order of St. George, our Grand Master gave a major interview to the “WELTWOCHE”.

Summer party of the Viennese Commanderies

On July 6, 2022, the summer festival of the four Viennese Commanderies took place, which has become a highlight of the Order life in Vienna.

Commandery meeting

On June 29, 2022, the Commandery Burgenland held its second meeting of the year at the Seerestaurant at the Neufelder See.

Thanks for Ukraine aid

The Ukraine Aid of the Order of St. George has recently received media attention.

Soiree at Rennverein

On June 14, 2022, the Rennverein invited the Order of St. George to a soiree on its premises in the venerable Palais Pallavicini.

Soulless Europe?

On May 20, 2022, our now traditional enquete took place at Lilienfeld Abbey.

A peace bell as a memorial to the struggle for the soul of Europe

On May 18, 2022, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Peace Bell of the Alpine Space, the Commandery Europaregion Tirol invited to an event in Mösern

Procession in honor of the Holy Virgin of ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The procession on May 8, 2022 at St. John´s Cathedral, was well attended by a large number of invited guests as well as by six Knights and Dames of the Dutch delegation.

Order Convent in Prague 2022

Almost like the good old days the Great Order Convent of the Order of St. George was able to take place in Prague from April 22 to 24, 2022.

Investiture of two Honorary Knights in Vienna

On April 26, 2022 – staggered after the Convent in Prague – the admission of two highly ranked Honorary Knights took place in Vienna.

Encouraging development in Croatia

On April 25, 2022, in the presence of Grand Master Archduke Karl and Procurator Baron Vinzenz von Stimpfl-Abele, a very well-attended event was held in Zagreb, jointly hosted by both Commanderies there.

Impressions of the Order Convent in Prague

Find here impressions of the Order Convent on April 23, 2022 in Prague.

Charity action of the Dames in Croatia within the framework of Ukraine aid

Analogous to the campaign in Austria, the campaign for donations in kind and money for Ukraine was also organised in Croatia.

Getting out of the care trap

On April 5, 2022, Dr. Alexander Biach – former Chairman of the Board of the Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions – was guest speaker at the meeting of the Commandery Wien-Hofburg.

Europe: Basic Values and Social Directions – A Dutch Perspective

This event took place on April 7, 2022 of invitation of the Dutch delegation in ‘s-Hertogenbosch at The Gallery by FlexLabs, as well as online.

Encounters with Emperor Karl I.

On April 1, 2022, a festive commemorative mass was held in the Salesian Sisters’ Church in Vienna on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of the beatified last Austrian Emperor.

Impressions of the Kaiser Karl commemoration

On April 1, 2022 – the 100th anniversary of the death of Blessed Emperor Karl I – the Order of St. George organised a commemorative event with Mass and lectures in the Salesian Sisters’ Church in Vienna.

Ukraine also defends the soul of Europe

The Dames of the Order of St. George invited to a lecture with Stephan Baier on March 24, 2022, in line with this year’s general theme “Struggle for the Soul of Europe”.

Support for “MOKI – Mobile Kinderkrankenpflege”

On March 23, 2022, the symbolic handover of the cheque to MOKI took place by our Dame of Honour HIRH Camilla von Habsburg.

Tur Abdin – The cradle of the Christian soul of Europe

The event on March 16, 2022, of the Dames of the Order of St. George and the Order Academy was attended, among others, by our Grand Master, his daughter and our Procurator.

Crises, Disasters, Confrontations – New Challenges Require New Approaches

General Mag. Robert Brieger offered an interesting lecture on March 8, 2022 in the Order’s Residence, which also shed light on how the Austrian Armed Forces are preparing for the future.

Order of St. George sends relief supplies to Ukraine, Grand Master helps on-site!

Our procurator Baron Vinzenz von Stimpfl-Abele succeeded in initiating and coordinating the cooperation of several Austrian radio stations.

Support for Ukraine of the Commanderies

The Commanderies organised the first relief supplies transports and fundraising with great personal commitment.

UPDATE: Statement of Karl von Habsburg on the current developments in Ukraine

Due to the dramatic developments in Ukraine – the effects of which will affect Europe, the world and not least each and every one of us – our Grand Master has issued a new topical statement.

Weblog of Karl von Habsburg on the current situation in Ukraine

Ukraine defends the freedom of Europe. Now the EU must prove that it has the ability to act in foreign policy.

Commandery meeting in Salzburg

On February 12, 2022, the Commandery Salzburg/Oberösterreich/Bayern-Hohensalzburg met in Anif, the topic of which was “Otto von Habsburg’s legacy – commitment to the soul of Europe”.

Special guided tour at the Museum of Military History

The first event of the Komturei Wien – Arsenal was a special guided tour at the Museum of Military History on February 17, 2022.

Epiphany reception 2022

On February 4, 2022, the traditional Epiphany reception of the Commandery Niederösterreich-Heldenberg took place.

Why a strong Europe needs a strong Central Europe

On January 26, 2022, the first highlight of this year took place in the presence and accompaniment of the Grandmaster HIRH Karl von Habsburg, which set a further European political accent.

Commandery kick-off(s) 2022

This year’s Commandery activities were opened with the New Year’s Reception of the Commandery Steiermark/Kärnten and the New Year’s Meeting of the Commandery Slowenien.

European political accents

On January 11, 2022, on his birthday, our Grand Master gave his already traditional speech on the future of Europe.