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Blessed Ladislao Batthyány-Strattmann - January 22

Blessed Ladislao Batthyány-Strattmann Also known as Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann László Batthyány-Strattmann Memorial 22 January Profile Born into an ancient noble Hungarian family, the sixth of …More
Blessed Ladislao Batthyány-Strattmann
Also known as
Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann
László Batthyány-Strattmann
Memorial
22 January

Profile
Born into an ancient noble Hungarian family, the sixth of ten brothers. His family moved to Austria when he was six years old, and his mother died when Ladislao was twelve. When of age he studied agriculture, chemistry, physics, philosophy, literature, music, and medicine at the University of Vienna, graduating with a medical degree in 1900. On 10 November 1898 he married Countess Maria Teresa Coreth, a pious woman, and the couple had thirteen children; the whole family attended Mass and prayed the Rosary every day. In 1902 Ladislaus opened a private 25-bed hospital in Kittsee, Austria. He worked there as a general practitioner, and when he had sufficient staff, specialized as a surgeon and eye doctor. During World War I the flood of injured soldiers required him to expand the hospital to 120 beds. In 1915 Ladislaus inherited the castle of Körmen…More