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Kloster Mariahilf

Kloster Mariahilf

The pilgrimage was founded in 1622 by Cathedral Dean Marquard von Schwendi (cf. Schwendi), when he had a chapel built here with a picture of the Virgin Mary which the Passau artist Pius made in 1620 as a copy of the picture of Our Lady, Help of Christians by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Schwendi's small castle stands opposite the portal of the pilgrimage church. The pilgrimage church itself was built in 1624-1627 by Francesco Garbanino. The striking spires were not put on until 1665. The monastery and the St. Anna Fountain adjoin thechurch. The covered pilgrimage staircase to the hill, built in 1628, comprises 321 steps. There is an early baroque crucifix at the entrance to the staircase.
The high altar from the year 1729 is marked by the picture of Grace. The side altars date from 1774 and show works by Joseph Bergler the Younger. The central nave carries the so-called imperial light, a goldsmith's work by Lukas Lang from Augsburg. Kaiser Leopold I donated it in 1676 on the occasion of his wedding in Passau. In the sacristy there is the treasury of the pilgrimage. Capuchins took over the pastoral care of the pilgrimage.
(Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallfahrtskirche_Mariahilf_(Passau))
You can find further information about the Brother Conrad Year 2018 in our corresponding brochure
http://www.bb-mediaserver.de/media_badbirnbach/broschuere_bruder_konrad.pdf

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