Parish Church of St. Francis de Sales

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Filial church of St. Francis de Sales
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The Catholic parish church of St. Francis de Sales is located at Holeyplatz 1 in Vienna's 10th district of Favoriten . It is located in the middle of the urban housing estate Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Nord .

Building description

When planning the urban Per-Albin-Hansson settlement, a Catholic and a Protestant church were already taken into account. The Catholic parish church of St. Francis de Sales was built in the center of the settlement between 1962 and 1963, based on plans by the architect Georg Lippert . It is a concrete building on a rectangular floor plan, which is largely unadorned on the outside. Only the apse has facing bricks . The free-standing bell tower on a square floor plan is 38 m high. The tower is made of concrete slabs up to a height of 25 m, above which individual reinforced concrete ribs rise, which merge into a cage. At the entrance there is a large concrete relief by Josef Troyer , which shows Christ the Risen in a blessing posture.

The interior consists of a hall with chapel niches, the choir is raised. The wooden roof structure is exposed. The apse and transverse walls are decorated with facing bricks. A baroque cross from Sommerein near Bruck an der Leitha was placed in the apse . The tabernacle of the church was also designed by the sculptor Josef Troyer. The painter Ernst Karl created a modern devotional picture of St. Francis de Sales.

The rectory was added to the south of the church. The Protestant St. Thomas Church is in the immediate vicinity.

Pastoral care

The parish was looked after by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales . The parish was abolished on September 1st and has been part of the parish of Christ on Wienerberg ever since .


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Web links

Commons : Parish Church Franz von Sales  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 48 ° 9 ′ 20.5 ″  N , 16 ° 22 ′ 36.4 ″  E