Augustin Schuldis

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Augustin Schuldis (* 25. October 1891 in Oberwinden ; † 24. April 1954 in Freiburg ) was a Catholic priest , Papal House Prelate and honor canon of the Archdiocese of Freiburg . His work for the Marian Congregations was particularly important.


Augustin Schuldis was born in 1891 as the son of one of the oldest farming families in Ober Winds (Schuldishof), was a student at the Lender school in Sasbach and graduated from the Friedrich Gymnasium in Freiburg . He then studied Catholic theology at the University of Freiburg . He joined the KDStV Hercynia Freiburg im Breisgau im CV on May 4, 1921 and in 1924 he became a band philistine of the KDStV Wildenstein Freiburg im Breisgau im CV .

He had been serving in the First World War since April 19, 1915 and was ordained a priest to St. Peter on June 30, 1915 during a military holiday. On May 5, 1916 he became a parish priest and in 1917 a chaplain.

After the war he began his pastoral work as a chaplain at the Upper Parish in Mannheim . In September 1920 he was appointed to the Archbishop's Mission Institute in Freiburg im Breisgau. In 1923 he was awarded a Dr. theol. PhD. In 1923 he was given the Diösesan Presidium of the Marian Congregation for Young Women and the leadership of the Catholic Women’s Youth (until 1949), as well as the Diocesan Presidium of the St. Lydia Merchants' Community (until 1953), the St. Notburga House Helping Society , the German Association of the Holy Land ; He was President of the oldest Marian Congregation of the Archdiocese of Mary Conception for 33 years , was also head of the Diocesan Image and Film Office (until 1947), from 1938 head of the Marian Congregation of Priests and from 1942 of the Pontifical Work for Priestly Professions , at the same time head of the suburb of this work in the dioceses of Germany.

For 17 years he was editor of the journal Maria und Martha , in the 1920s also of the Freiburg association correspondence , since 1946 of the diocesan journal Seelsorge in der Zeit , and wrote several folk liturgical devotional texts. The last two writings from his pen were the Salve Regina , the first German-language manual for the Marian Congregations, and the guideline work of all works on the Pontifical Work for Priestly Professions. In the years after the First World War he was often active on popular missions, held over 30 retreats for the most varied of estates, countless conferences, training courses and workshops. In 1929 he was the first secretary of the local committee to organize the Freiburg Catholic Day . During the Second World War he was in charge of the war aid office of the Archdiocese of Freiburg. In 1948 he survived a difficult operation.

Until October 1953 he was able to carry out his duties despite serious illness, after which he could no longer do this due to his illness. He died on April 24, 1954. He was buried in his home town of Ober winds.


In 1930 Dr. School Philistine Senior of the KDSt.V. Wildenstein Freiburg im Breisgau im CV , in 1936 he was appointed papal secret chamberlain , in 1943 papal house prelate , in 1950 honorary cathedral capitular and honorary conventual chaplain of the Sovereign Order of Malta and in 1942 he was appointed commander of the Knightly Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and prior of the southwest German province of this order.


  • The position of Catholic religious instruction in elementary schools in Baden from secularization to the occupation of the archbishop's chair in Freiburg i. Br. (1803-1827) , dissertation Freiburg 1923.
  • “Spirit and Fire”: company renewal of Catholic youth; using the text of Holy Confirmation and some prayer texts from the "Magnificat" , Archb. Missionsinstitut 1936.
  • On the 40th anniversary of His Excellency the Most Revered Dr. Conrad Gröber, Archbishop of Freiburg, October 28, 1937 , Archbishop Missionsinstitut 1937.
  • Jesus Christ - the King. A church ceremony , Archb. Missionsinstitut 1939.
  • Saint Elizabeth, joy of God and honor of men. A church ceremony , Archb. Missionsinstitut 1939.
  • Open the gates wide to the world: A celebration for Advent , Archb. Missionsinstitut 1939.
  • From Our Lady , Archb. Mission Institute 1940.
  • Inner Wealth , Archb. Missionsinstitut 1947.
  • Jesus Christ, teacher, priest, shepherd. A church priestly celebration for primacy and investiture, for prize anniversaries and other priestly celebrations , Archb. Missionsinstitut / Rombach 1949.
  • Queen, remember! Wine Marian celebration , Archb. Missionsinstitut / Rombach 1950.
  • Ordination. A ceremony , Calig 1950.
  • On the new way of life of the CV connections , Cartell Association 1952.
  • Work of all works: the Pontifical Work for Priestly Professions; its establishment and its development in the dioceses of Germany , Pope. Work for priestly professions in d. Dioceses of Germany, 1955.
  • Folk liturgical celebrations: Harvest thanks. A church celebration , Archbishop Missionsinstitut / Rombach 1956.