Berthold Niedermoser

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Berthold Niedermoser OCist (born July 28, 1910 in St. Jakob in Haus , † August 23, 1996 in Linz ) was an Austrian Cistercian and abbot of Schlierbach Abbey .


After completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, Niedermoser attended the Schlierbach Abbey grammar school, where he entered after graduating in 1934. He studied theology at the University of Innsbruck and was ordained a priest in Linz in 1939. Then he was active in the pastoral care. In 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo . He was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp until 1945 . After his return he was again employed as a pastor until he was elected abbot in 1955, one month after the death of his predecessor Alois Wiesinger . As such, he had the collegiate church renovated and the business operations expanded. After his resignation in 1971, he worked as a sick chaplain in Linz, where he died in 1996.


  • Linzer Diözesanblatt, Volume 142, No. 10, October 1, 1996, p. 94.

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