Diocese of Augsburg
|Diocese of Augsburg|
|Ecclesiastical province||Munich and Freising|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of Munich and Freising|
|Diocesan bishop||Bertram Meier|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||
|Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus||Josef Grünwald|
|Vicar General||Harald Heinrich|
|Dean's offices||23 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Parishes||1,033 (December 31, 2019)|
|Residents||2,438,177 (December 31, 2019)|
|Catholics||1,266,153 (December 31, 2019)|
|Diocesan priest||604 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Religious priest||205 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Catholics per priest||1,565|
|Permanent deacons||118 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Friars||693 ( AP2017 )|
|Religious sisters||1.201 ( AP2017 )|
|cathedral||High Cathedral of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary|
The diocese of Augsburg ( Latin Dioecesis Augustana Vindelicorum ) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southwest Bavaria . It includes almost the entire Bavarian administrative district of Swabia , parts of the old Bavarian area east of the Lech and some areas in western Middle Franconia .
As the capital of the Roman province of Raetia secunda, Augusta Vindelicum (Augsburg) was a place where the first Christians occasionally came through the Roman Empire. Afra von Augsburg was executed as an early Christian martyr in 304; she is the patron saint of the city of Augsburg and the diocese of Augsburg.
From the year 565 there are indications of an Afra cult that was already nationally known at the time. This presupposes a Christian community that must have survived the fall of Roman rule. Excavations at Augsburg Cathedral also point to the first Augsburg bishop's church, which presumably dates from this time. The late antique bishopric in “Augusta Vindelicorum” could have belonged to the metropolis of Milan and later to the metropolitan network of Aquileia .
Under Bishop Simpert , another diocese patron, Benedictine monasteries such as Benediktbeuern , Wessobrunn or Ottobeuren were established around the year 800 . Simpert is also listed in the documents as Bishop of Neuburg or Staffelsee. This could be a sub-bishopric dependent on the Augsburg bishopric that was later reunited with Augsburg. About 100 years later, Ulrich von Augsburg shaped the diocese and history, in which he went down as a diocese patron, especially through the battle on the Lechfeld in 955. The diocese belonged to the ecclesiastical province of Mainz . The secular domain of the bishop formed the bishopric of Augsburg until secularization .
In 1530 the division between the Catholic and Protestant churches was sealed at a Diet in Augsburg . Eleven of the twelve imperial cities in the diocese area went over to Protestantism . In Augsburg, Catholic worship was banned in 1537 and Catholic priests and religious were expelled. Only after the religious peace of 1555 were both denominations allowed to coexist again in the imperial cities. In order to win the citizens back to the Catholic faith, a Catholic reform university ( Collegium St. Hieronymi ) was established in Dillingen an der Donau in 1549 under the direction of the Jesuit father Petrus Canisius , which became known far beyond the diocese's borders.
The Diocese of Augsburg was also badly affected in the Thirty Years' War . After the war, especially in the south of the diocese, numerous monastery and parish churches were built in the Baroque and Rococo styles ; it was a heyday for builders (see also Wessobrunn School ), plasterers and painters . These church buildings shape the area called Pfaffenwinkel to this day. Mention should be made here of the Marienmünster in Dießen , the monasteries Benediktbeuern and Sankt Ottilien , the monastery church of Andechs and the Wieskirche near Steingaden . Parts of Central Swabia - especially the area of today's Günzburg district - are called Swabian Baroque Corner .
The bishops of Augsburg carried the title of prince-bishop in the Holy Roman Empire . Its use, as well as the use of the secular dignity associated with it (such as the prince's hat and coat ) was approved by Pope Pius XII in 1951 . also formally abolished. In 1802/03 the church was expropriated during the secularization , as a result of which the diocese of Augsburg lost 98 monasteries and monasteries. The Benedictine Father Placidus Braun published the first history of the bishops of Augsburg from 1813 to 1815 ; it is a four-volume work. After the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in 1813, the French era ended east of the Rhine; then the diocese of Augsburg was reorganized. The diocese borders were adjusted to the national borders. As a result, the diocese of Augsburg lost the parts of the diocese located in Württemberg as well as some parishes in Tyrol and Vorarlberg . Thanks to the private sponsorship of the Crown Prince and later King Ludwig I , many new monasteries and educational institutions were able to emerge in the diocese. Some of the schools still exist today in the schools of the Diocese of Augsburg. In addition to the revival of the old orders and communities, there were also some new foundations. At that time, Dominikus Ringsisen and Regens Johann Evangelist Wagner founded social institutions for the sick and disabled, which still exist today as foundations for disabled people in the diocese.
The Association for the History of the Diocese of Augsburg has been dealing with the history of the Diocese of Augsburg since 1965 and publishes an anthology on this every year.
- Johann Adlhoch (1884–1945), who was brought to the Dachau concentration camp because of his Catholic faith , died in the hospital
- Paulus Bernheim OSB (1923–1943)
- Bernhard Heinzmann (1903–1942), gassed for sermons against Hitler
- Michael Kitzelmann (1916–1942), executed for “ decomposing military strength ”
- Alfred Kranzfelder (1908–1944), resistance fighter of July 20, 1944
- Karl Leisner (1915–1945), because of religiously motivated criticism of National Socialism in the concentration camp, died of the consequences of imprisonment
- Michael Lerpscher (1905–1940), religiously motivated conscientious objector , executed
- Raymund Lohausen OCist (1897–1948), an anti-Nazi preacher in a concentration camp, died of the consequences of imprisonment
- Clemens Martin CPPS (1875–1945) was sent to a concentration camp after he had refused to give the Hitler salute and died there
- Martin Mayrock (1884–1944) died of the consequences of his imprisonment because of religiously motivated statements against the Nazi state in a concentration camp
- Max Joseph Metzger (1887–1944), executed for religiously motivated pacifism
- Christoph Probst (1919–1943), executed as a member of the “White Rose”
- Joseph Ruf (1905–1940), religiously motivated conscientious objector, executed
- Ludwig Schön (1883–1945), shot as a religiously motivated resister
- Franz Xaver Schweyer (1868–1935), imprisoned for political and literary resistance to Hitler, died of the consequences
- Edelfried Seibold OSB (1908–1944), shot because of his priestly work
- Josef Stegmair (1886–1945), shot dead as a religiously motivated resister
- Hermann Josef Wehrle (1899–1944), executed for complicity in the resistance of July 20, 1944
- Karl Albrecht SJ (1929-1999), on mission in Timor killed
- Walburga Diepolder OSB (1870–1905), killed as a missionary sister in Tanzania
- Solanus Hermann OSB (1909-1950), a missionary in concentration camps in North Korea died
- Basiela Kammerer SSpS (1904–1944), killed as a missionary sister in New Guinea
- Eusebius Lohmeier OSB (1897–1949), killed as a missionary of the Tokwon Territorial Abbey in North Korea
- Rudolf Lunkenbein SDB (1939–1976), shot as a missionary in Brazil
- Markus Metzger OSB (1879–1949), killed as a missionary in North Korea
- Solanus Hermann OSB (1909–1950), starved to death as a missionary in North Korea
- Kunibert Ott OSB (1912–1952), killed as a missionary in North Korea
- Edmar summer thriller CMM (1913-1981), a missionary in Zimbabwe shot
- Gabriel Sonntag OSB (1873–1905), murdered as a missionary in Tanzania
- Friedrich Stoiber MHM (1904-1942), a missionary in the Philippines shot
- The legend of Afra von Augsburg tells of a bishop Narcissus in Augsburg (see Narcissus von Girona ; † 307)
- Wikterp († 772) was the first bishop that historians could historically secure.
- St. Simpert (around 750-807) is the third patron saint for the city and diocese of Augsburg
- St. Ulrich (890–973) played a major role in the victory over the Hungarians in the battle of the Lechfeld .
- Under Burkhard von Ellerbach († 1404), bishop from 1373 to 1404, the office of bishop lost almost all of its secular power
- Cardinal Otto von Waldburg (1514–1573) was bishop of Augsburg from 1543 to 1573 and so far the last cardinal from the diocese.
- Bishop Sigmund Franz (1630–1665) became bishop of Augsburg in 1646 without consecration
- Joseph Kumpfmüller (1869–1949) was Bishop of Augsburg from 1930 to 1949, and thus during the entire period of National Socialism .
- Joseph Freundorfer (1894–1963) promoted the rebuilding and new building of churches, as well as family chaplaincy and the Ulrich pilgrimage.
- Josef Stimpfle (1916–1996) was Bishop of Augsburg for 29 years. During his tenure, he implemented the reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the diocese .
- Viktor Josef Dammertz OSB (1929–2020) led the diocese of Augsburg from 1993 to 2004 as the 70th diocesan bishop .
- Walter Mixa (* 1941) headed the diocese from October 2005 to April 2010.
- Konrad Zdarsa (* 1944) was entrusted with the diocese leadership from October 2010 to July 2019.
- Bertram Meier (* 1960) was appointed Bishop of Augsburg in January 2020 and consecrated in June of the same year.
Until November 30, 2012, the diocese of Augsburg consisted of eight so-called diocesan regions ( Augsburg , Weilheim , Kaufbeuren-Ostallgäu , Kempten , Memmingen-Unterallgäu , Neu-Ulm , Donau-Ries and Altbayern ) with 36 deaneries. This structure was dissolved in the course of the diocese reform under the heading "Spatial Planning 2025". The diocesan regions of the diocese were replaced by 23 deaneries from December 1, 2012.
- Aichach-Friedberg (previously Aichach and Friedberg)
- Augsburg I (previously Augsburg-Mitte and Augsburg-Ost)
- Augsburg II (previously Augsburg-Süd and Augsburg-West)
- Augsburg-Land (previously Dinkelscherben and Meitingen)
- Benediktbeuern (without the Schlehdorf monastery exclave )
- Dillingen (previously Dillingen and Höchstädt)
- Donauwörth (previously Donauwörth and Rain)
- Günzburg (previously Günzburg and Krumbach)
- Landsberg (previously Landsberg and Dießen)
- Marktoberdorf (previously Marktoberdorf and Füssen)
- Memmingen (previously Memmingen and Ottobeuren)
- Neuburg-Schrobenhausen (previously Neuburg and Schrobenhausen)
- Neu-Ulm (previously Neu-Ulm and Illertissen)
- Weilheim-Schongau (previously Weilheim and Schongau)
Annual financial statements 2019
In July 2020, the diocese of Augsburg published the complete annual financial statements for the diocese, the episcopal see, the cathedral chapter and the catholic beneficiary association St. Ulrich for the year 2019. As in previous years, accounting was carried out in accordance with the provisions of the German Commercial Code . The financial statements were audited by independent auditors and received an unqualified audit certificate from them.
The balance sheet for the diocese, drawn up for the first time according to the specifications for large corporations, amounted to a total of 788.1 million euros as of December 31, 2019 (2018: 745.1 million). The total assets of the Episcopal See were 644.4 million euros (2018: 628.4 million), those of the cathedral chapter 3.7 million euros (2018: 3.8 million). As the Episcopal Finance Director Jérôme-Oliver Quella explained when the annual financial statements were published, church tax income rose by 2.5 percent to EUR 380.0 million in the reporting year due to the positive economic development. The expenditures reflected the sustained and wide-ranging work of the Church of Augsburg in worship, preaching and service to others. For the first time in years, the annual financial statements showed a deficit of 35.6 million euros. According to Quella, this minus can be explained by an adjustment of the diocesan building subsidy formulas on the one hand and the low interest rate in connection with the diocese's pension obligations on the other. Without these two effects, the financial statements would also have been positive again, declared the Episcopal Chamber of Finance.
The Catholic Beneficiary Association St. Ulrich (KPV) recorded a significant increase in total assets compared to the previous year. As of December 31, 2019, this amounted to around 755.2 million euros (2018: 258 million) .The association was established in June 2016 by the diocesan bishop as a public legal entity within the meaning of canon law and by the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art confirmed as a church foundation under public law in October 2016. The current balance sheet total consists of the assets of the beneficiary capital fund, which has existed since 1957, as well as the assets of all beneficiary foundations of the dean's offices in Aichach-Friedberg, Donauwörth, Günzburg, Kempten, Marktoberdorf, Nördlingen, Pfaffenhofen and Starnberg, Benediktbeuern, Augsburg I, Augsburg II and Schwabmünchen. With the exception of the last four deans mentioned, all deans were added to the KPV in 2019, which also results in the recorded increase. In the coming years, further deaneries of the Diocese of Augsburg will be merged.
Double budget 2019/2020
As in previous years, the Diocese of Augsburg has submitted a double budget for 2019 and 2020. For 2019 it will amount to 419 million euros, in 2020 it will amount to 426.5 million euros. This means that for the first time the double budget has a volume of more than EUR 400 million each. This is due to an expected increase in church tax receipts of 2% each. With 251.9 million and 261.1 million respectively, the direct and indirect personnel costs represent the largest item in the double budget. They are increasing more than in previous years because a large number of additional jobs are being created. In particular, the areas of administration and IT are being expanded. The construction budget for the repair of the extensive building stock of the parishes increases to 50 million euros each (2018: 42 million euros). Another focus of the budget is the promotion of schools of the Schulwerk of the Diocese of Augsburg. The operating grants in 2019 and 2020 amount to 12 million euros each. Six million euros (2019) and 5.75 million euros (2020) alone are planned for structural measures at the school. The double budget this year provides 27.8 million euros (2020: 28.2 million euros) for the social and charitable expenditure areas. In addition, a total of 13.5 million euros are reserved in the investment plan for the renovation of the St. Afra old people's home in Augsburg and the construction of a residential complex (also in Augsburg) for men whose life situation is characterized by homelessness.
- Cathedral, cathedral and parish church of the cathedral parish Zum Hlgst. Heart of Jesus Augsburg: High Cathedral of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary
- Basilica minor St. Ulrich and St. Afra . In the crypt under the main altar, in front of the presbytery , are the bones of St. Ulrich and St. Afra.
- Church building in the diocese of Augsburg :
Canons in Augsburg are:
The retired cathedral capitals are:
Canons of Honor are:
- Archbishop em. Karl Braun (Bamberg)
- Prelate Eugen Kleindienst
Schulwerk of the Diocese of Augsburg
The Schulwerk of the Diocese of Augsburg is a church foundation under public law . Since 1975 the foundation has taken over 42 schools under its direct sponsorship: two primary schools , ten grammar schools , 20 secondary schools , one technical college , five technical academies for social pedagogy , one vocational school for nutrition and care, and one vocational school for child care. Two other educational institutions are administratively assigned to him: the Augsburger Domsingknaben and the Franz-von-Assisi-Schule, a Catholic free primary and secondary school in Augsburg. Around 18,500 young people attended one of these schools in the 2018/19 school year.
- University of Augsburg - Catholic Theological Faculty
- Former Philosophical-Theological College of the Salesians Don Bosco , Benediktbeuern (the course ended in June 2013)
- The department of the Catholic Foundation University Munich in Benediktbeuern (In the winter semester 2014/2015 a course in religious education and church educational work financed by the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising and the Diocese of Augsburg started)
- Pastoral Theological Institute of the Pallottines in Friedberg
The diocese offers university pastoral care and university communities at the Augsburg universities, at the Kempten University of Applied Sciences and at the Benediktbeuern department of the Catholic Foundation University in Munich.
There are also spiritual offers in monastic houses and houses of spiritual communities:
- Education house of the Comboni missionaries in Mellatz
- House Maria Meeting of the Maria Ward Sisters in Neuburg
- St. Martin Bernried monastery and educational center of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing
- Maria-Hilf guest house of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing
- Steinerskirchen oasis of the Sacred Heart Missionaries
- Provincialate of the Dillinger Franciscan Sisters in the Regens Wagner Foundations
- Cistercian Abbey Oberschönenfeld
- Dominican convent Wettenhausen
- Retreat house St. Ulrich in Fremdingen-Hochaltingen
- Family home in Schoenstatt on the mountain
- Maihingen Monastery of the Lumen Christi Community
- Dominikus ring iron factory in Ursberg
- Regens Wagner Foundations in Dillingen
- Foundation for the disabled in St. Johannes in Schweinspoint
- Ulrich workshops of the CAB
The diocesan museum St. Afra has existed since mid-2000, in which exhibits from the history of the diocese are shown. It is located on the north side of the High Cathedral in Augsburg.
The diocese archive has been located at Pfarrhausstrasse 4, Augsburg-Oberhausen , since 2016 .
Monasteries and religious orders
In the diocese of Augsburg there are several monasteries and monasteries, some of which are no longer managed by religious orders. The most famous monasteries include:
The diocesan seminary of Augsburg is available to the diocese of Augsburg , which was formerly known as the Collegium Sti. Hieronymi was based in Dillingen. It was built in 1549 and moved to Augsburg in 1970 by Bishop Josef Stimpfle in connection with the establishment of the university. The solemn blessing of the new seminary was given by the then Pope John Paul II in 1987.
Culture and sights
- World Heritage Site Wieskirche near Steingaden
- Marienmünster in Dießen am Ammersee
- Andechs Monastery Church
- Holy Cross Church in Landsberg am Lech
- Johanniskirche in Landsberg am Lech
- St. Ulrich and Afra Basilica in Augsburg
- City parish church of the Assumption in Landsberg am Lech
- St. Georg Minster in Dinkelsbühl
- Liebfrauenmünster in Donauwörth
- Franciscan convent in Kaufbeuren
- St. Lorenz Basilica in Kempten (Allgäu)
- St. Josef in Memmingen
- High Cathedral of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary in Augsburg
- Monastery church of St. Benedikt in Benediktbeuern
- St. Magnus Monastery in Füssen
Places of worship
H = high festival, F = festival, G = required day of remembrance, g = not required day of remembrance
|date||Own celebration||description||rank||lit. colour||Date of death|
|January 5th||St. Johannes Nepomuk Neumann||bishop||G||White||January 5, 1860|
|22nd of January||St. Vincent Pallotti||priest||G||White||January 22, 1850|
|April 5th||St. Crescentia Höss||Virgin||G||White||April 5, 1744|
|April 19th||Sel. Marcel Callo||martyr||G||red||March 19, 1945|
|April 27||St. Peter Canisius||Priest, doctor of the church||G||White||December 21, 1597|
|1st of May||St. Mary||Patroness of Bavaria||H||White|
|May 9||Sel. Maria Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger||Virgin||G||White||May 9, 1879|
|June 5th||St. Boniface||Bishop, messenger of faith in Germany, martyr||F.||red|
|20th June||Sel. Margarete Ebner||Virgin||G||White||June 20, 1351|
|June 26th||St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer||priest||G||White||June 26, 1975|
|July 1||St. Radegund von Wellenburg||Virgin||G||White||July 1, 1290|
|2nd July||Visitation of the Virgin Mary||Solemnity only in the cathedral (patronage), in the diocese festival||H / F||White|
|July 4th||St. Ulrich||Bishop of Augsburg, diocese patron||H||White|
|August 7th||St. Afra||Martyr, diocese patroness||H||red||304|
|August 9||St. Theresia Benedicta v. Cross (Edith Stein)||Virgin, martyr and patroness of Europe||F.||red||August 9, 1942|
|September 6th||St. Magnus||Monk, messenger of faith in the Allgäu||G||White|
|September 28th||Anniversary of the cathedral consecration||Solemnity only in the cathedral, in the diocese festival||H / F||White|
|5th October||Sel. Franz Xaver Seelos||Priest (only available in the city of Füssen)||G||White||October 4, 1867|
|October 13th||St. Simpert||Bishop of Augsburg, patron saint of the diocese, saint of children and young people||G||White|
|October 16 I||St. Hedwig von Andechs||Duchess of Silesia||G||White||October 15, 1243|
|October 16 II||St. Gallus||Monk, hermit, messenger of faith on Lake Constance||G||White|
|3rd Sunday in October||Anniversary of the consecration of churches that do not know their consecration day||H||White|
|October 21||St. Caspar del Bufalo||Priest and founder of the order||G||White||December 28, 1837|
|October 27||St. Wolfhard (Gualfardus) of Augsburg||Hermit near Verona||G||White||April 30, 1127|
|October 31||St. Wolfgang||Bishop of Regensburg||G||White|
|November 3rd||Sel. Rupert Mayer||Religious priest||G||White||November 1, 1945|
|November 13th||St. Stánislaus Kostka||novice||G||White||August 15, 1568|
|15th of November||St. Albert the Great||Religious, Doctor of the Church, Bishop of Regensburg||G||White||November 15, 1280|
|November 26th I.||St. Conrad||Bishop of Constance||G||White|
|November 26th II||St. Gebhard||Bishop of Constance||G||White|
|December 16||St. Adelheid||Empress, wife of Otto I.||G||White|
Christian orientation year "Basical"
In 2013 the Christian Orientation Year Basical was launched in the Diocese of Augsburg. Several young people live together for nine months in a shared apartment and prepare for their future path through prayer, study and social commitment. The Basical is one of three German youth projects proposed by the German Bishops' Conference for the 2018 Youth Synod in Rome.
The largest transportable censer in the world is owned by the Diocese of Augsburg and is mostly kept in Oberschönenfeld Monastery . It is 3 m high and 1.5 m in diameter. The stainless steel work, produced from May to June 1998 in around 280 working hours, weighs around 170 kg and was blessed by Pope John Paul II .
in order of appearance
Antonius von Steichele (Vol. 2-5), Alfred Schröder (Vol. 6-8), Friedrich Zoepfl (Vol. 9-10): The Diocese of Augsburg. historically and statistically described . Augsburg 1864–1940 (Volume 1 has not been published.)
- Vol. 2: The country chapters Agenwang, Aichach, Baisweil, Bayer-Mänching, Burgheim , 1864 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 3: The Landkapitel Dilingen, Dinkelsbühel, Donauwörth , 1872 ( digitized , e-text "Landkapitel Dinkelsbühel" )
- Vol. 4: The land chapters Friedberg, Füssen, Höchstätt, Hohenwart , 1883 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 5: The land chapters Ichenhausen and Jettingen , 1895 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 6: The Land Chapter Kaufbeuren , 1904 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 7: The Oberdorf Regional Chapter , 1906 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 8: The Land Chapter Schwabmünchen , 1932 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 9: The rural chapter of Kirchheim , 1939 ( digitized version )
- Vol. 10: The rural chapter of Mindelheim , 1940 ( digitized version )
- Yearbook of the Association for the History of the Augsburg Diocese . Augsburg 1967 ff., .
- School department of the Episcopal Ordinariate (Ed.): The diocese of St. Ulrich. Epochs - shapes - problems . A little history of the diocese of Augsburg. Augsburg 1983, .
- Wolfgang Wüst : The Principality of Augsburg. A spiritual state in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Sankt Ulrich Verlag, Augsburg 1997, ISBN 3-929246-23-6 .
- Wolfgang Wüst: Spiritual state and old empire: Early modern forms of rule, administration and court keeping in the Augsburg prince diocese (= studies on the Bavarian constitutional and social history, volumes XIX / 1 and XIX / 2). Commission for Bavarian State History, Munich 2001, 2 volumes, ISBN 3-7696-9709-X .
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- Peter Christoph Düren (Ed.): Martyrs of the Diocese of Augsburg in the 20th century . Catalog for the exhibition of the lectures for doctrine of the faith and universities of the Episcopal Ordinariate Augsburg. Dominus-Verlag, Augsburg 2006, ISBN 3-00-018072-9 .
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- Augsburg and its saints . Article on kirche-in-not.de
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