Austrian Congregation

Design on the obverse side of the Saint Benedict Medal

Congregation of Benedictine monasteries situated in Austria, within the Benedictine Confederation.

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Schottenstift

Catholic monastery founded in Vienna in 1155 when Henry II of Austria brought Irish monks to Vienna.

Schottenstift monastery in Vienna
Monument of Henry II of Austria, called Jasomirgott
Schottenstift copper engraving, 1672

Since 1625, the abbey has been a member of the Austrian Congregation, now within the Benedictine Confederation.

Kremsmünster Abbey

Benedictine monastery in Kremsmünster in Upper Austria.

Kremsmünster Abbey
Kremsmünster Abbey Church
Abbey Church interior
Mathematical Tower with astronomical observatories
Kremsmünster Abbey inner courtyard
Abbey Church interior
Choir loft and ceiling
High Altar and pulpit
Fish tanks
Inner court portal
Tomb of Gunther, the son of Duke Tassilo

Since 1625 the abbey has been a member of the Austrian Congregation, now within the Benedictine Confederation.

Melk Abbey

Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk, Lower Austria, Austria, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river, adjoining the Wachau valley.

Melk Abbey
Jesus of Nazareth on the Cross, Stift Melk
West view of Melk Abbey
North side of Melk Abbey and entry of Melk river into the Danube
View from the south
Main entrance
Prelate's courtyard
Melk Abbey at night
Melk Abbey at night from the old town
Aerial view
Leopold Altar, painting by Georg Bachman (1650)
Choir stalls
Pulpit
The ceiling
Melk Abbey Library
Staircase between the library and church
Church of the Abbey
Frescoed ceiling of the church
Cupola of the church
The Triumph of the Monk, by Johann Michael Rottmayr
Melk Abbey
Melk Abbey
Margravine Swanhilde's altar, eleventh century
St. Benedict's triumphal ascent to Heaven, also by Rottmayr
Painting on the ceiling of the marble hall
Melk Abbey in 1672, before its renovation by Jakob Prandtauer.

Since 1625 the abbey has been a member of the Austrian Congregation, now within the Benedictine Confederation.

St Peter's Abbey, Salzburg

Benedictine monastery and former cathedral in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

St. Peter's Abbey Church and monastery, view from Hohensalzburg Fortress
Abbey Church, interior
Library
St Peter's Cemetery

Since 1641, the abbey has been a member of the Salzburg Congregation, merged in 1930 into the present Austrian Congregation (of which it is the principal house) of the Benedictine Confederation.

Göttweig Abbey

Benedictine monastery near Krems in Lower Austria.

Abbey Church and Cloister
Abbey Church and Cloister
Göttweig Abbey library
Abbey church
Nave, high altar, and pulpit
Nave and organ
Erentrudis Chapel
Imperial Staircase: Apotheosis of Charles VI (fresco by Paul Troger, 1739)
Tapestry room

Since 1625 the abbey has been a member of the Austrian Congregation, now within the Benedictine Confederation, the monks number about 45.

Admont Abbey

Benedictine monastery located on the Enns River in the town of Admont, Austria.

Admont Abbey on the Enns River
Interior of the Admont Library.
One of the seven ceiling frescoes painted by Bartolomeo Altomonte in his 80th year for the library. An allegory of the Enlightenment, it shows Aurora, goddess of dawn, with the geniuses of language in her train awakening Morpheus, god of dreaming, a symbol of man. The geniuses are Grammar, Didactic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin.
Admont Abbey Library
Natural History Museum
Admont Abbey on the Enns River
Lithograph by Joseph Franz Kaiser, 1825
Oil painting by Anton Schiffer, 1840
Handschriften und Inkunabeln
Ora et labora
Hemma Statue
Rosarium
Admont Crucifixion

From 1641, the abbey was a member of the Salzburg Congregation, which in 1930 was merged into the present Austrian Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation.

Lambach Abbey

Benedictine monastery in Lambach in the Wels-Land district of Upper Austria, Austria.

Lambach Abbey
Bishop Adalbero

Since 1625 the abbey has belonged to the Austrian Congregation, which now forms part of the Benedictine Confederation.

Mondsee Abbey

Benedictine monastery in Mondsee in Upper Austria.

The Collegiate Church of St Michael, Mondsee — formerly the monastery church
Mondsee Abbey
Flight into Egypt, high altar, Mondsee Abbey church
Fragment of a 9th-century Homiliarums (biblical interpretation) from Mondsee Abbey in Carolingian minuscule
St Michael parish church in Mondsee — interior with gothic vaults (15th century)
St Michael parish church in Mondsee — Organ (1674)
St Michael parish church in Mondsee — Altar of Annunciation (1680) by Meinrad Guggenbichler

From 1625 until its dissolution the abbey was a member of the Benedictine Austrian Congregation.

Saint Paul's Abbey, Lavanttal

Benedictine monastery established in 1091 near the present-day market town of Sankt Paul im Lavanttal in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Monastery complex
Engelbert of Spanheim and his wife Hedwig (kneeling) with Sts Catherine and Benedict of Nursia, 1493 fresco
Abbot Hieronymus Marchstaller, 1629 portrait
St. Paul's Abbey in the Lavanttal commemorative coin

From 1641 the abbey was a member of the Salzburg Congregation, which in 1930 was merged into the present Austrian Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation.

Garsten Abbey

Former Benedictine monastery located in Garsten near Steyr in Upper Austria.

Garsten Abbey Church
Garsten Abbey church - interior

From 1625 Garsten Abbey was a member of the Benedictine Austrian Congregation.