Hilde Firtel

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hilde Firtel (* 1910 in Vienna ; † 1991 ) was an Austrian author, translator and composer.


Hilde Firtel came from a Jewish family and converted to Catholicism. At first she wanted to be a musician and lived - due to the “ Anschluss of Austria ” to Hitler's Germany - in Italy and then in Great Britain, where she got to know the Legio Mariae . In 1945 she was able to go to Germany as a legionary envoy as a member of the United States Army and built the Legio Mariae there in all dioceses.


  • A girl conquers Africa. Edel Quinn , envoy of the Legion of Mary. Kanisius Verlag , Freiburg (Switzerland) 1955.
  • Envoy without a diplomatic passport. Adventure in the service of a great power. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1957.
  • "... because my husband wanted to become a priest." The life and work of Mater Cornelia Connelly. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1957.
  • Chamomile . The saint of the red cross. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1960.
  • Music of silence. Novel. Alsatia publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau / Colmar 1961.
  • Apostle without stole. Lay Apostle Alfons Lambe, legionary envoy, 1932–1959. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1961.
  • Maria leads. The secret of the Legion of Mary. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1963.
  • Saint Rita of Cascia . The helper in hopeless cases. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1964, 2010, ISBN 978-3-942142-06-9 .
  • Saint Rita. Novena, prayers, spiritual pilgrimage. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1967.
  • Dorothea of ​​Montau . A German mystic. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1968.
  • One life for Christ. Frank Duff and the Legion of Mary. EOS-Verlag, St. Ottilien 1983, ISBN 3-88096-156-5 .
  • The greater love. The life of Gianna Beretta Molla . Rosary Atonement Crusade for World Peace, Vienna 1989.
  • Prayer for millions. P. Petrus Pavlicek, OFM. Rosary Atonement Crusade for Peace in the World, Vienna 1990.
  • Wonderful mother. Considerations for the month of May. 2nd revised edition, Legion Mariens - Senatus Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main 1995.
  • Pastor Albert Perabo . 1885-1957. A change in love. 2nd edition, Legion Mariens - Senatus Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main 1996.


  • Ludwig Maria Grignion von Montfort : The golden book of complete devotion to Maria. Complete new translation. Preface and introductory chapter by Rudolf Graber , Freiburg / Switzerland 1954.
  • Armando Zavatta: Twelve Years in the Soviet Paradise . Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1958.
  • Ludwig Maria Grignion von Montfort Letter to the Friends of the Cross. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1958.
  • Maria Ildefonsa Rigamonti: Messenger of the Holy Face. Sister Maria Pierina de Micheli. Translation from Italian. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1959.
  • Gine Victor: My friend Carlo. Translation from French. Alsatia Publishing House, Colmar 1960.
  • The spirit of the Legion of Mary. by Frank Duff. Translation from English. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1960.
  • Henriette Robitaillie: On purple steps. Translation from French. Alsatia Publishing House, Colmar 1960.
  • Bruno Saint-Hill: Pfiffi, the treasure hunter. Illustrations by Pierre Joubert , translated from French. Alsatia Publishing House, Colmar 1961.
  • Simone Commandeur: The shadows. Narrative. Illustration by Michel Gourlier. Spurbuch , Alsatia Publishing House, Colmar 1961.
  • Jean d'Izieu: Catherine. Novel. Illustrations by Pierre Joubert, Alsatia Verlag, Colmar 1961.
  • Michel Sicard: In the King's Footsteps. Translation from French, track book, Alsatia publishing house, Colmar 1961.
  • Dan Corby aka Arthur Catherall: Emergency light from the depths. Illustrations by Werner Kulle. Translation from English. Engelbert-Verlag, Balve i. W. 1963.
  • Frank Duff: Maria should rule. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1963.
  • Léon-Joseph Suenens : Mary in God's plan. Brief overview of ecclesiastical Mariology. Translation from French. Kanisius Verlag, Freiburg (Switzerland) 1963.
  • Mario Gozzini: The council, gateway to the world. With selected texts from the church teaching office. Translation from Italian. Kaffke, Bergen-Enkheim b. Frankfurt am Main 1963.
  • Dan Corby: Radar bearing from Wreck Hai. Illustrations by Werner Kulle. Translation from English. Engelbert-Verlag, Balve i. W. 1965.


  • Three piano pieces: Elflein on the Heide , Im Zaubergarten , Herzentanz (“Dedicated to my dear father.” Christmas 1926).
  • Three piano pieces: Overture , Elegy , Danse Russe .
  • Five songs for soprano and chamber orchestra: Golden light , My soul is sick , Blooming jasmine , In the folds of my blue dress , The autumn wind .
  • Duet for soprano and alto with piano: In the bright summer nights.
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. All of her compositions known to date can be found in the Frau und Musik archive in Frankfurt am Main, accessible via Archivs-Opac .