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Benedictine Congregation of Switzerland (O.S.B.)

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Also known as: Schweizerische Benediktinerkongregation (Deutsch) / Congrégation bénédictine de Suisse (français) / Congregazione Benedettina di Svizzera (Italiano) / Congregatio Helvetica (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: 3 houses, 163 members (119 priests) (2018)

Address: Benediktinerkloster, CH-4115 Mariastein, Switzerland

Phone: (061) 735.11.11

History

Churches


Superiors

President:SwitzerlandAbbot Christian Meyer, O.S.B. (55)Abbot Christian Meyer, O.S.B. (55) (2015 – ...)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Benno Malfèr, O.S.B. (1997 – 2015)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Pankraz Winiker, O.S.B. (1991 – 1997)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Dominikus Löpfe, O.S.B. (1979 – 1991)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Leonhard Bösch, O.S.B. (1967 – 1979)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Basilius Niederberger, O.S.B. (1960 – 1967)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Primate Benno Walter Gut, O.S.B. (later Cardinal) (1947.04.26 – 1959.11.24)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Ignatius Staub, O.S.B. (1923.12.29 – 1947.03.29)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Thomas Bossart, O.S.B. (1905.05.30 – 1923.12.07)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Columban Brügger, O.S.B. (1896.02.28 – 1905)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Basil Oberholzer, O.S.B. (1875.03.15 – 1895)
President:SwitzerlandAbbot Heinrich Schmid, O.S.B. (1846 – 1874)

Living Bishops (1 Bishop)

SwitzerlandBishop Marian Eleganti, O.S.B. (66)Bishop Marian Eleganti, O.S.B. (66), Titular Bishop of Lamdia and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland)

Other Present Prelates (1)

SwitzerlandAbbot Urban Federer, O.S.B. (53)Abbot Urban Federer, O.S.B. (53), Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)


Deceased Bishops (2 Cardinals, 1 Archbishop, 3 Bishops)

2019: SwitzerlandBishop Amédée Grab, O.S.B., Bishop of Chur (Switzerland)

1970: SwitzerlandCardinal Benno Walter Gut, O.S.B., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giorgio in Velabro, Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland) and Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship

1945: RomaniaArchbishop Raymund Netzhammer, O.S.B., Archbishop of Bucureşti (Romania)

1941: USABishop John Baptist Vincent de Paul Wehrle, O.S.B., Bishop of Bismarck (USA)

1896: USABishop Martin Marty, O.S.B., Bishop of Saint Cloud (USA)

1696: ItalyCardinal Celestino Sfondrati, O.S.B., Cardinal-Priest of S. Cecilia and Bishop of Novara (Italy)

Other Former Prelates (15)

>2013: SwitzerlandAbbot Martin Werlen, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

2012: SwitzerlandAbbot Georg Holzherr, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

2011: SwitzerlandAbbot Rainmund (Franz Julius) Tschudy, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

1962: SwitzerlandAbbot Primate Bernhard Kälin, O.S.B., Abbot Primate of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines)

>1846: SwitzerlandAbbot Cölestin Müller, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1825: SwitzerlandAbbot Konrad Tanner, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1808: SwitzerlandAbbot Beat Küttel, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1780: SwitzerlandAbbot Marian Müller, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1773: SwitzerlandAbbot Nikolaus Imfeld, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1734: SwitzerlandAbbot Thomas Schenklin, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1714: SwitzerlandAbbot Maurus von Roll, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1698: SwitzerlandAbbot Raphael Gottrau, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1692: SwitzerlandAbbot Augustin Reding, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1670: SwitzerlandAbbot Plazidus Reimann, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)

>1629: SwitzerlandAbbot Augustin Hofmann, O.S.B., Abbot Ordinary of Maria Einsiedeln (Switzerland)


as of 2022.01.17

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