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2024

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Summer party at the St. Carolusheim of the Borromean Sisters
On 18 June 2024 the residents of St. Carolusheim celebrated this year’s summer party together with the nuns and all the volunteers.
Visit of Hermes Villa
On Saturday, 8 June 2024, the Dames of the Order of St. George visited the Hermes Villa in the Lainzer Tiergarten in glorious weather.
Protection of cultural heritage in Ukraine
MR Manfred Pinnegger B.Sc. M.A. gave a lecture on the protection of cultural heritage in the Order residence on 3 June 2024.
Excursion to the Lainzer Tiergarten with senior citizens
As part of the ‘Senior Care’ project, an excursion to the Lainzer Tiergarten took place on 22 May 2024 for senior citizens from the Carolusheim der Borromäerinnen.
Donations handed over in Pula
On 11 May 2024 the official handover of the donations to the Ruža Petrović children’s home in Pula took place
Visit to the Museum of Natural History
On 5 April 2024, the Dames of the Order of St. George organised a visit to the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, which was attended by Dames as well as Knights of the Order.
Croatian Dames of the Order show a big heart for seniors
As part of the “Senior” focus, the Dames of the Croatian Commanderies organised a charity initiative for the Trnje retirement home in Zagreb.
Exhibition visit and Commandery meeting
A gathering of members of the Commandery Kroatien-Istrien was held on 24 February 2024 in Opatija with the presence of Commander Sandro Baričević from the Commandery Kroatien-Zagreb.
Visit to the retrospective exhibition of Ivan Meštrović
On 22 February 2024 the Dames of the Croatian Commanderies organized a visit to the retrospective exhibition held in the museum Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb.
Visit to Palais Coburg
A visit to Palais Coburg on 13 January 2024, initiated by the Dames of the Order of St. George, was very well appreciated.

2023

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Christmas initiative for the Mother and Child House “Luise”
On 14 December 2023, the homemade biscuits, sweets and toys were handed over to the director of the institution.
An adventure with God
As a contemporary witness and confidant of Mother Teresa, Monsignor Dr. Leo Maasburg gave an insight into the life of the saint on 11 December 2023 at the invitation of the Dames of the Order of St. George.
Pause for thought during Advent
Under this title, the Dames of the Order of St. George hosted a Christmas benefit concert on 1 December 2023 under the patronage of Christian von Habsburg-Lothringen, the wife of our Grand Master.
Trip to the Advent market in front of Schönbrunn Palace
On 20 November 2023, the Dames of the Order of St. George were once again able to continue the “Care for the Elderly” project and visited the Advent market at Schönbrunn Palace with senior citizens from the St. Carolusheim.
Visit to the Imperial “Wagenburg”
On 21 October 2023 the Dames of the Order of St. George organized a cultural afternoon during which the Imperial “Wagenburg” in Schönbrunn was visited.
Excursion with a senior group of St. Carolusheim
On 15 September 2023 three Dames of the Order and one Knight of the Viennese Commanderies accompanied senior citizens of St. Carolusheim on an excursion to the Hirschstetten flower gardens.
Study trip to Turabdin
Under the expert guidance of Priv.-Doz. Dr. Aho Shemunkasho twenty Dames and Knights of the Order as well as some accompanying persons travelled to Turabdin from 31 August to 3 September 2023.
Donation to the association “Mali Zmaj”
As announced during the Salon Privé in Zagreb, Croatian Dames participated in a charity initiative dedicated to the purchase of necessary supplies for the association “Mali Zmaj”.
Benefit concert of the Kinderburg Rappottenstein
On 16 June 2023, the Casino Baden hosted the 7th benefit concert for the Kinderburg Rappottenstein of the Red Cross of Lower Austria.
Sailing regatta 2023 with the 1st Dames boat “Maria Theresia”
At the 5th Sailing Regatta of the Order of St. George, from 10 to 13 June 2023, the Dames were at the start for the first time with their own boat named “Maria Theresia”.
Why gender policy is not the solution but the problem
At the invitation of the Dames of the Order of St. George and the Commandery Vorarlberg und Schweiz, journalist and author Dr. Birgit Kelle explored this statement on 5 June 2023.
2. Salon Privé in Zagreb
On 2 and 3 June 2023, the first international Salon Privé of the Dames of the Order of St. George took place.
Visit to the St. Carolusheim of the Borromean Sisters in Vienna
On 22 May 2023, the Dames of the Commanderies Wien, Niederösterreich and Burgenland realised their project “Care for the Elderly” and were able to spend the afternoon with the residents of the St. Carolusheim.
Stories as doors to history
On 9 May 2023, at the invitation of the Dames of the Order of St. George, the well-known journalist and author Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jelinek presented his book “Braver, Smarter, Weirder: Women Who Made History”.
Donation for a family in Upper Austria
Knight of the Order Johann Eckhardt von Eckenfeld and Vice-President of the Dames Elke Maria Stuller visited a family in Upper Austria on 1 April 2023, to whom a donation of 1,000 euros was handed over.
KURIER: A look behind the scenes
On 2 February 2023, KURIER editor-in-chief Martina Salomon invited to a tour of the media house on the initiative of the Dames of the Order of St. George.

2022

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Positive energy…
…will be provided by the six generators purchased from donations by the Dames and Knights of the Order of St. George.
Christmas contribution to the Mother Child House Luise
As in previous years, the Dames of the Order of St. George baked biscuits and provided sweets and toys for the Mother and Child House Luise.
Take a pause and do good
This is probably the most fitting title to sum up the charity event of the Dames of the Order of St. George on November 28, 2022.
The courier of the „Kurier“
On November 21, 2022, the Dames of the Order of St. George hosted KURIER editor-in-chief Martina Salomon.
Guided tour through the Capuchin Crypt
To pay tribute to Otto von Habsburg, who would celebrate his 110th birthday this year, the Dames of the Order of St. George invited visitors to a guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt.
Premiere of the Salon Privé of the Dames of the Order of St. George
On September 2, 2022, the first Salon Privé took place in Vienna with a varied and ranged programme.
Sustainable Charity
The Dames of the Order of St. George support the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
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.
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.

2021

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Christmas surprise
On December 19, 2021 – the 4th Advent Sunday – the general secretary of the Dames, Baroness Gabriela von Stimpfl-Abele, payed a courtesy visit to the superior of the monastery of the Visitation of Mary in Vienna.
Commodity contributions for kindergarten
On April 16, 2021, a large delivery of commodity contributions was handed over to the kindergarten in Petrinja (Croatia).
Medical masks for Croatia
On Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 pallets with a total of 224,000 medical masks were handed over to the German Red Cross for transport to Croatia.
Earthquake relief Croatia
The handover of nine laptops to the city of Karlovac took place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

2020

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Yearbook 2019
The first yearbook of the dames summarizes the lectures on the annual topic 2019 “The position of women in society”.

2019

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Support for the Association of Laryngectomized People
Am 28. November 2019 fand in den Räumlichkeiten des Kroatischen Musikvereins in Zagreb ein Wohltätigkeitskonzert zugunsten des Verbandes der Laryngektomierten statt.
Donation handover Karlovac
On June 13, 2019, the donations from the ladies of the Order of St. George were handed over to the director of the kindergarten and children’s home.
Memorial plaque in Jasov Abbey
Abbot Ambroz Martin Strbak had a plaque erected to commemorate the visit of Archduchesses Ildiko and Sophie von Habsburg Lothringen.
Delegation aus Karlovac in Graz
Am 7. März 2019 fand ein Besuch der Stadtregierung von Karlovac in Graz bei Bürgermeister Nagl statt.

2018

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Karlovac: The cooperation will continue
On Monday, January 28, 2019, Damir Mandić, Mayor of the Croatian city of Karlovac, received the ladies and knights of the Order of St. George from Austria.