FIELD CHURCH

(Feldkirche-St Ulrich & St Afra,Patrons of the Diocese of Augsburg)




Twice a year the church of St Ulrich,St Afra & St Simpert is open.






THE CHURCH IS ONLY USED ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR FOR HOLY MASS

Photo below: inside the Feldkirche.



FEAST OF 1ST CANONISED SAINT FROM OUTSIDE ROME CELEBRATED IN THE FELDKIRCHE!(4 July 2008)

Wednesday 4th July may be important to Americans,but its also an important date in Germany.St Udalric, Bishop of Augsburg,was the first saint outside of Rome to be canonised in 993 by Pope John XV.He is also known as  Ulrich,Uodalric or Odalrici.He was born in Zurich in 890.He lived in simplicity and poverty dispite having a Count for his father.At an early age he wanted to become a priest.He helped to lift the low moral and social conditions of clergy in the Diocese after he was made Bishop.He also rigidly enforced adherance to Church laws.He made frequent visitations throughout the Diocese and built many churches to enable all to be able to worship God.


He was canonised on 4th July 993 and hence the reason why many in Füssen attend Mass in the Feldkirche on his Feastday.


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                                The Right Hand Side of the Church




The Original Altar



The Left hand Side of the Church



The Choir Loft and Sacristy Entrance


RELIC OF ST ULRICH,BISHOP OF AUGSBURG