Sigismund Felix von Ow-Felldorf
Sigismund was a son of the Bavarian government councilor Felix von Ow-Felldorf (1816–1869) and his first wife Josepha, née Countess von Berchem (1832–1855). His brother Anton (* 1858), who came from his father's second marriage, was the district administrator of Berchtesgaden .
Ow graduated from the pagerie in 1869 and graduated from high school in 1873. He then studied law at the Ludwig Maximilians University , then served in the judiciary and was appointed royal treasurer in 1879. In 1881 he decided to study theology, which he completed in Eichstätt . On July 25, 1884 he received in Regensburg the priesthood . He then worked as a cooperator in Amberg , but in 1887 he joined the Alte Kapelle zu Regensburg as a canon and worked as a military preacher from 1889 to 1894 , from 1891 as an episcopal clergyman and ordinarian and from 1897 as the diocesan president of the Catholic workers' associations.
On October 18, 1906, Sigismund Felix was appointed to the bishopric of Passau . In the 30 years of bishopric in Passau he established 31 new parishes in the diocese, consecrated numerous new churches and tried to establish religious offices. The number of priests increased from 571 to 728. At his instigation, the Passau Diocese Gazette was founded in 1936 .
He died on May 11, 1936 and is buried in the bishop's crypt in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau.
- Gothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Freiherrliche Häuser. Even vintage: German Uradel. 1922. Seventy-second year, Justus Perthes, Gotha 1921, pp. 594–595.
- Otto von Waldenfels : The noble boys of the electoral and royal Bavarian pagerie from 1799-1918. Munich 1959, p. 143.
|SURNAME||Ow-Felldorf, Sigismund Felix von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ow-Felldorf, Sigismund Felix Freiherr von; Ow, Sigismund Felix Freiherr von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Catholic Bishop of Passau|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 18, 1855|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berchtesgaden|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 11, 1936|
|Place of death||Passau|