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Union Corps San Lazare International collaborates in the Festival of the Albanian Community in Vienna (April 2012)

 At the invitation of the Albanian Catholic Mission, on the 29th of April 2012 the Union Corps San Lazare International took part in the Friendship Festival of the Albanian community in Vienna. The occasion of this celebration was the start of the year of celebration entitled "100 Years of the Albanian Nation."

The Festival Mass was celebrated by Don Pren Kola who is a recipient of The CSLI Medal of Humanity. Because of the festive occasion, the 'messe breve' by Leo Delibes was performed by singers of the Diocesan Conservatory of the Archdiocese of Vienna.

The procession moved through the sunny main Square in front of the Church.

During the sacred Act of the Holy Mass, with a congregation shrouded in the sweet smell of incense, could be heard the mighty organ of Rudolfsheim Church.

The organ solos were played by our Music Officer, Frau First Lieutenant CSLI Mag. Lusine Poppel.

Besides members of the Knighthood of Honour of the Lazarus Union, members of the Brotherhood of the Holy Archangel Michael and the K. St V. Rhaetia also attended the celebrations. The Albanian flag bearer was accompanied by an Officer of the Deutschmeister Schutzenkorps.

At the subsequent reception in the Rudolfsheim Parish Hall, Union Commander Senator hc Wolfgang Steinhardt presented Counsellor Anton Marku, M.E.S. for the Albanian community, with a friendship certificate.

Many new friends were made as, with Albanian specialities and Austrian beverages, this holiday slowly and pleasantly came to an end.



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