Adolph Kolping

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Blessed Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 — 4 December 1865) was a German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Kolping Association.wikipedia
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Kerpen

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Adolph Kolping was born on 8 December 1813 in Kerpen as the fourth of five children to the poor shepherd Peter Kolping (d. 12 April 1845) and Anna Maria Zurheyden (d. 4 April 1833).
Kerpen has also become famous as being the hometown of the Catholic priest and social reformer Adolph Kolping and the Formula One racing drivers Michael Schumacher and his brother Ralf Schumacher as well as Wolfgang von Trips and reggae artist Patrice Bart-Williams.

Dreikönigsgymnasium

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In summer 1834 he attended the Three Kings School and afterwards in 1841 began his theological education in Munich (1841–42) at the college there as well as later in Bonn (1842–44) and Cologne (26 March 1844 – 1845).
Adolph Kolping (1813–1865), Catholic priest

Gesellenverein

In 1847 he became the second president of the Gesellenverein which gave its members both religious and social support.
They were originated by Adolph Kolping, surnamed the Journeymen's Father (Gesellenvater). They had for aims the religious, moral, and professional improvement of young workers.

Beatification

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Blessed Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 — 4 December 1865) was a German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Kolping Association.

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Blessed Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 — 4 December 1865) was a German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Kolping Association.

Catholic Church

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Blessed Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 — 4 December 1865) was a German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Kolping Association.

Priest

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Blessed Adolph Kolping (8 December 1813 — 4 December 1865) was a German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Kolping Association. In 1831 he travelled to Cologne as a shoemaker's assistant and soon became shocked with the living conditions of the working class that lived there and this proved to be definitive in influencing his decision to become a priest; he remained a shoemaker until 1841.

The Venerable

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The beatification for the late priest commenced on 21 March 1934 and he was later titled as Venerable in 1989.

Pope John Paul II

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His beatification was celebrated under Pope John Paul II on 27 October 1991 in Saint Peter's Square; his liturgical feast is not affixed to the date of his death as is the norm but rather on 6 December.

St. Peter's Square

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His beatification was celebrated under Pope John Paul II on 27 October 1991 in Saint Peter's Square; his liturgical feast is not affixed to the date of his death as is the norm but rather on 6 December.

Shepherd

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Adolph Kolping was born on 8 December 1813 in Kerpen as the fourth of five children to the poor shepherd Peter Kolping (d. 12 April 1845) and Anna Maria Zurheyden (d. 4 April 1833).

Cologne

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In 1831 he travelled to Cologne as a shoemaker's assistant and soon became shocked with the living conditions of the working class that lived there and this proved to be definitive in influencing his decision to become a priest; he remained a shoemaker until 1841.

Munich

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In summer 1834 he attended the Three Kings School and afterwards in 1841 began his theological education in Munich (1841–42) at the college there as well as later in Bonn (1842–44) and Cologne (26 March 1844 – 1845).

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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In summer 1834 he attended the Three Kings School and afterwards in 1841 began his theological education in Munich (1841–42) at the college there as well as later in Bonn (1842–44) and Cologne (26 March 1844 – 1845).

Bonn

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In summer 1834 he attended the Three Kings School and afterwards in 1841 began his theological education in Munich (1841–42) at the college there as well as later in Bonn (1842–44) and Cologne (26 March 1844 – 1845).

Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz

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His time spent on his studies saw him become friends with the future Bishop of Mainz Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler.

Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler

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His time spent on his studies saw him become friends with the future Bishop of Mainz Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler.

Ordination

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Kolping was ordained to the priesthood on 13 April 1845 in Cologne's "Minoritenkirche" but his father died the night before so his ordination was full of mixed emotions.

Wuppertal

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He first served in Elberfeld – now part of Wuppertal – as a chaplain and religious education teacher from 1845 until 1849.

Religious education

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He first served in Elberfeld – now part of Wuppertal – as a chaplain and religious education teacher from 1845 until 1849.

Cologne Cathedral

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In 1849 he returned to Cologne as the cathedral's vicar and established Cologne's branch of the Gesellenverein.

Vicar

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In 1849 he returned to Cologne as the cathedral's vicar and established Cologne's branch of the Gesellenverein.

Pope Pius IX

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Pope Pius IX titled him as a Monsignor in 1862 – this came about after the pair met in Rome in a private audience in May to discuss the priest's work.

Monsignor

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Pope Pius IX titled him as a Monsignor in 1862 – this came about after the pair met in Rome in a private audience in May to discuss the priest's work.

Rome

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Pope Pius IX titled him as a Monsignor in 1862 – this came about after the pair met in Rome in a private audience in May to discuss the priest's work.