Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam

Let it be in Latin and with tiara 


A bit of statistics

Archdiocese of Munich and Freising
Priestly ordinations
44 (forty four) ordained priests
4 (four) ordained priests

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Priestly ordination 1951

 Laying on of Hands


 Anointing of the Hands


 Final procession

Father Joseph Ratzinger at the age of 24 

His Eminence Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber in cappa magna

Priestly Ordination of future Pope – video

I found this extraordinary video documenting priestly ordination of 40 deacons on 29 June 1951 in the Freising Cathedral by his Eminence Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber. Among the 44 deacons there is Joseph Ratzinger and his brother Georg. You can see clearly young father Joseph during the procession - 04:53.



Allow me to fight for thee, holy Virgin

Dignare me pugnare pro Te, virgo sacrata.
Et da mihi virtutem contra hostes tuos.
Allow me to fight for thee, holy Virgin.
Give me strength against thy enemies.


This not the most beautiful church is the shrine of Our Immaculate Lady from Victory. Where is always number of people praying that makes this place extraordinary. The church is staffed by the diocesan priests and as well the priests from the nearby seminary of the Fraternity of Saint Peter.


Where to study to be a good catholic Priest?

 If you know German or French this is a place for you. 
If you do not know, it is time to learn and this will be place for you to study. 
Wigratzbad, diocese Augsburg, Germany


Jesus of Nazareth

I found today a new book of Pope Benedict 'Jesus from Nazareth' in german. 
On the same shelf was displayed a book of Hans Küng ‘Can the Church still be saved?’.
Our Lord said to Peter ‘I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: 
and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren’. 
So does also Peter of our times, strengthen us in faith.

Our Lady cathedral in Munich in 1946


He is on His Way!

Pray today for unborn babies.


In Annuntiatione Beatae Mariae Virginis

In I Nocturno

R. Suscipe verbum Virgo Maria, quod tibi a Domino per Angelum transmissum est: concipies et paries Deum pariter et hominem:
* Ut benedicta dicaris inter omnes mulieres.
V. Paries quidem filium, et virginitatis non patieris detrimentum: efficieris gravida, et eris mater semper intacta.
R. Ut benedicta dicaris inter omnes mulieres.
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.
R. Ut benedicta dicaris inter omnes mulieres.
R. Receive, O Virgin Mary, receive the word of the Lord, which is sent thee by His Angel thou shalt conceive, and shalt bring forth God and Man together.
* And thou shalt be called blessed among all women.
V. Thou shalt bring forth a son, and remain a maiden undefiled thou shalt conceive and be a Mother, still Virgin unspotted.
R. And thou shalt be called blessed among all women.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. And thou shalt be called blessed among all women.

Prost aus München

Cheers !!  

'A salutary remedy to the human race'

Some people may think that drinking beer is not a good custom for a Catholic.
However our Holy Mother Church provides even a special blessing for that occasion:

Rituale Romanum 1925

V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.

V. Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.


Bene+dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisiae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi, et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti; ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corpus et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.

Et aspergatur aqua benedicta.
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

And it is sprinkled with holy water.


What does not match here?

Der Gegeißelt Heiland

Sanguis Christi, in flagellatione profluens,
  salva nos.

The masterpiece of Rococo

The Wieskirche was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983

The Pilgrimage Church of Wies - Wieskirche

Sanctuary in the south of Bavaria in honor of Our Lord Flagellated 


Benedicite, montes et colles, Domino

Late winter view from the Neuschwanstein castle.

Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge)

The bridge was built over the beautiful gorge
 with a magnificent view of the castle. 

The images of patrons on the house’s external wall

Saint George and Our Lady in Neuschwanstein seen from courtyard. 
Unfortunately a castle's chapel was never realized.  

Neuschwanstein Castle

Schloss Neuschwanstein was built by the king Ludwig II of Bavaria in the XIX century 
'in the authentic style of the old German knights' castles', as the king himself wrote.  


The interior of Frauenkirche

Presbytery of Frauenkirche. 
Note the throne in the back, which was used by bishop Joseph cardinal Ratzinger  
between 1977 - 1982 when he was an archbishop of Munich and Freising

One church - different aproachs

Baroque interior 1858

Gothic revival of 1870 

After modern 'revival'

Frauenkirche - Cathedral of Our Lady in Munich on Sunday morning

Archidioecesis Monacensis et Frisingensis

Sanctuary lamp

How should it be done: a natural flame and not an electric light bulb 

Dominica Secunda Quadragesimae

Reminiscere miserationum tuarum, Domine, et misericordiae tuae, quae a saeculo sunt : ne umquam dominentur nobis inimici nostri : libera nos, Deus Israel, ex omnibus angustiis nostris.

Where to attend a Sunday Mass when in Munich?

Damenstiftskirche St. Anna, Damenstiftstraße 1. 
Each Sunday at 8.45 am. 


Catholic altar in the Episcopal city of cardinal Ratzinger

Saint Peter in glorious tiara not only in Rome

St. Peter kirche

Saint Peter church in Munich

What should be the name of a main square in the catholic city?

Square of Our Lady in Munich

Bavaria Catholica

Statue of Our Lady on the main square in Munich - Marienplatz

Sancte Joseph, Filii Dei nutricie, ora pro nobis

Ecce fidélis servus et prudens, quem constítuit Dóminus super famíliam suam.
Oto sługa wierny i roztropny, którego postawił Pan nad rodziną swoją.

Antiphona ad Magnificat

Stat Crux dum vulvitur orbis

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