This little brochure is intended to be an easily-read guide through the 1100-year history of the reverence and affinity of the Frauenwörth Benedictine nuns for their “second founder”. It illustrates the extent to which the abbey and the people of the region have recognised the impact of Irmengard as intercessor, but also as the support and foundation of their spiritual life. The text has been deliberately kept short; important cultural and historical details are summarised in individual text boxes. In this way, the long, striking history is brought to life for the reader.
Abtei Frauenwörth 2010, 48 p., more than 60, mostly colour, photos; 14,8 x 14,8 cm, € 4,95
This book is your guide to the history of the Abbey through the centuries. The flowing text has been deliberately kept short; important cultural and historical details are summarised in individual text boxes. Numerous photographs invite one to linger. In this way, the long tradition of the island’s monastery is brought to life for the reader. The convent is aware of the significance of its long history and prizes and preserves its heritage. At the same time, the community is open to the needs of the modern world, in order that contemporaries who are seeking a sense of meaning in their lives can find inspiration. The Benedictines try to meet this need through the extensive choice of products in the abbey shop, the guest house for individual retreats and the large seminar house. Moreover, the idyllic location in the middle of the Chiemsee makes the abbey a jewel of Bavarian culture and life style. After reading this little book, perhaps you, too, will be ready for the island?
2009, 152 p., more than 150 mostly colour photos; 13 x 21 cm, Euro 14,90
Short guide to the island in paperback format - Frauenwörth Abbey with the Fraueninsel -
Over 58 colour photos * texts, historical tour, 48 p., 14,8 x 10.5, Euro 2,50