St. Michael Priory

Paring, Germany

The Priory of St. Michael, dedicated to Saint Michael, was founded in 1141 by Gebhard von Roning, as a monastery of Canons Regular, which it remained until 1598. It was re-founded in 1616 by monks from Andechs Abbey as a Benedictine community, which was dissolved during the secularization of monasteries in Bavaria in 1803.

The monastery was bought in 1974 by the Canons Regular of the newly refounded Congregation of Windesheim, and is the motherhouse of this revived congregation.

The buildings had been bought by a farmer during the 19th century, and they were partially destroyed.



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Founded: 1141
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Timo Kunze (18 months ago)
Wixen und deiner Frau in Schule wünsche ich Dir alles Liebe zum Geburtstag von den Handy ist nicht so schlimm war Fehler in Schule wünsche ich Dir alles Liebe zum Geburtstag von den Handy ist nicht so schlimm
Joerg F. (18 months ago)
schönes Kleinod
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Seraphina Kriegerin des Orden der violetten Lilie (2 years ago)
Bin zuletzt 2014 im Klostergelände Paring gewesen.
Thomas Leibrandt (2 years ago)
Schönes Kloster mit junger Gemeinschaft
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