Benedictine Congregation of Austria of the Immaculate Conception (O.S.B.)


Also known as: Österreichische Benediktinerkongregation (Deutsch) / Congrégation bénédictine d’Autriche (français) / Congregazione Benedettina d’Austria (Italiano) / Congregatio Austriaca ab Immaculata Conceptione (latine)

Type: Monastic Order of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Confederation: Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 14 houses, 279 members (215 priests) (2017)

Address: Abt. Placidus Muchstrasse, 1, A-3591 Altenburg, Austria

Phone: (02982) 34.51

Website: Link




President:AustriaAbbot Johannes Perkmann, O.S.B. (50)Abbot Johannes Perkmann, O.S.B. (50) (2017.10.25 – ...)
President:AustriaAbbot Christian Haidinger, O.S.B. (2009.11.18 – 2017.10.25)
President:AustriaAbbot Clemens Lashofer, O.S.B. (1982 – 2009.07.06)
President:AustriaBishop Maximilian Aichern, O.S.B. (86)Abbot Maximilian Aichern, O.S.B. (86) (later Bishop) (1978 – 1981.12.15)
President:AustriaAbbot Koloman Holzinger, O.S.B. (1966 – 1978.09.02)
President:AustriaAbbot Maurus Riha, O.S.B. (1958 – 1966)
President:AustriaAbbot Theodor Springer, O.S.B. (1931 – 1958)
President:AustriaAbbot Amand Oppitz, O.S.B. (1921 – 1930)
President:AustriaAbbot Adalbert Dungel, O.S.B. (1889 – 1921)

Living Bishops (1 Bishop)

AustriaBishop Maximilian Aichern, O.S.B. (86)Bishop Maximilian Aichern, O.S.B. (86), Bishop emeritus of Linz (Austria)

Deceased Bishops (2 Cardinals, 1 Bishop)

2010: BrazilBishop Ricardo José Weberberger, O.S.B., Bishop of Barreiras (Brazil)

2003: AustriaCardinal Hans Hermann Groër, O.S.B., Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Wien (Austria) and Ordinary emeritus of Austria of the Eastern Rite (Austria)

1889: AustriaCardinal Cölestin Ganglbauer, O.S.B., Cardinal-Priest of S. Eusebio and Metropolitan Archbishop of Wien (Austria)

as of 2019.04.20

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