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St. Konrad Kirche

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Barbara H wrote a review Nov 2016
Altotting, Germany41 contributions15 helpful votes
Relics of St. Konrad are under the altar. There are displays throughout the cloister explaining the history of the church and St. Konrad's life.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Mike N wrote a review Oct 2016
New York City, New York1,530 contributions441 helpful votes
From the beginning of last century, St. Konrad houses the relics of the Porter-saint: Brother Konrad who has quite the following in this area. Simplicity and humility were among his traits. More of a devotional church. Lovely.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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folieske4 wrote a review Nov 2011
Antwerp, Belgium7,285 contributions972 helpful votes
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Abbey church of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. In 1849 the 31 year old farmer Johann Birndorfer from Parzham near Rottal was accepted as a lay brother in the monastery and was given the name brother Konrad. He died in 1894 after an exemplary life in piety, poverty, humility and service as a Porter, and was canonized in 1934 by Pope Pius XI. The Church is built in 1657 in the early Baroque style, instead of a Tower a Flèche, the poygonale choir is built at the back as a lean-to, a single nave with organ empore, rounded Windows and an unadorned barrel-vault. Its baroque interior was removed in 1864 and renewed in Romanesque style. In 1953 the knighthood in Rome decided that former Church St. Anna could keep the title of Holy brother Konrad. Converted in 1960. The Church is as usual Fransciscan simple. Crucifixion group in the choir and central altar with canopy (Siegfried Moroder, South Tyrol) with underneath a glass sarcophagus which protects the main relic: the bones of Holy Konrad rest in a silver replica of the Holy man, his head in a separate housing. Opposite the main entrance of the church memorabilia of the Holy brother Konrad are preserved in a museum. Accessible since 1965 is the crypt in which brother Konrad originally was buried.
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Date of experience: August 2011
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