Religious orders and congregations

Grand Master

post-202-0-65070900-1386185711Eugen Ferdinand Pius Bernhard Felix Maria von Habsburg-Baudemont-Vaudemont-Lorraine in the attire of the Grand Master of the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem. He was a leader especially valued for his managing qualities and care for the infrastructure under his supervision. After World War I, not sure of the future of the Teutonic Order strongly associated with the Habsburgs, he resigned in favour of the bishop of Brno, Norbert Klein: he carried out significant reforms of the Order, abolishing, among others, its knightly branch; he also gave up the title of Grand Master and accepted the office of an abbot.