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ORA ET LABORA ET LEGE – pray and work and read.

With these words, the monastic rule of St. Summarize Benedict of Nursia. The monk father wrote it around 529 in Montecassino in Italy for his community.

Since the foundation of their abbey, the Admont Benedictines have lived and worked according to this order for over 900 years. The 26 monks are under the leadership of the freely elected head, currently Abbot Gerhard Hafner O.S.B. The Admont monks meet several times a day to pray the hours together and to celebrate Holy Mass. They do this on behalf of all Christians in the world in the concerns of our time. 

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The 26 monks at Admont Abbey

ORA ET LABORA ET LEGE – pray and work and read. These are the words that can be used to describe the monastic rule of St Benedict of Nursia.

Benedictine Abbey Admont - Father Prior Maximilian Schiefermüller © Stefan Leitner

FATHER PRIOR MAXIMILIAN SCHIEFERMÜLLER O.S.B.

Mag. phil., Mag. et Dr. theol. / Prior of Admont Abbey; Abbey archivist and librarian; parish priest of Frauenberg & Hall; vicar of Ardning;

+43 (0) 3613/2312-602
Admont Abbey - Father Thomas © Stefan Leitner

FATHER SUBPRIOR THOMAS STELLWAG-CARION O.S.B.

MMag. theol. / Subprior of Admont Abbey; director of the Abbey grammar school; novice master; guest master & clerical magister;

+43 (0) 664/603 53 712
Admont Abbey ©StefanLeitner 045

FATHER BERNHARD MENZEL O.S.B.

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FATHER ANDREAS SCHEUCHENPFLUG O.S.B.

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FATHER SIEGMUND PESCHL O.S.B.

Mag. theol.

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FATHER ENGELBERT HOFER O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / parish priest of Landl, Gams, Palfau and Wildalpen; head of the pastoral area Eisenwurzen

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FATHER EGON HOMANN O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / parish priest of Kalwang, Kammern, Mautern, Traboch and Wald am Schoberpass; pastoral director of the pastoral area of St. Michael; director of the House of Encounter in Graz;

+43 (0) 664/342 87 05
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FATHER JOHANNES AICHINGER O.S.B.

Mag. theol., Mag. et Dr. iur. / Pastor of Johnsbach and Weng / Teacher at the Abbey Grammar School

Benedictine Abbey Admont - Father Michael © Stefan Leitner

FATHER MICHAEL-CHRISTIAN ROBITSCHKO O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / pastor of Trieben, St. Lorenzen i.P. and Hohentauern; cultural representative;

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FATHER WOLFGANG FISCHER-FELGITSCH O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / team pastor in the Liesingtal parish association

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FATHER CLEMENS GRILL O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / Provost and parish priest in Bruck an der Mur / Head of the pastoral area of Bruck/Mur

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FATHER ULRICH DIEL O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / Pastor of St. Gallen, Altenmarkt and Unterlaussa;

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FATHER VINZENZ SCHAGER O.S.B.

Mag. theol. / Chaplain in the pastoral area of St Michael, teacher at Stiftsgymnasium

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FATHER MATTHÄUS KONIECZNY O.S.B.

MA, BA / Chaplain in Admont / Teacher at the Abbey Grammar School

SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE OF UPPER STYRIA

The foundation of Admont Benedictine Abbey dates back to a foundation for St Hemma of Gurk. It was carried out in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg. The first monks came from the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter in Salzburg. Today, the Abbey is the oldest existing monastery in Styria, where you can see its diversity and how diversity is created.

The history of Admont Abbey

The Abbey's Gazette PAX

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Admont Abbey - Gothic Monks Museum © Stefan Leitner