Franziskanerkirche, Vienna

Franziskanerkirche, Vienna

Franziskanerkirche is also known as the Church of St. Jerome as well as the Franciscan Church in Vienna. The outside of this beautiful church is Renaissance while the inside is pure Baroque. It is a wonderful mix and an interesting place to visit. The location is not in a high tourist area, and there are wonderful little shops and cafes around to make the visit even more pleasant.

The present church was built in the early 1600s on top of the site of another church that had been destroyed. Both were dedicated to Saint Hieronymus and in fact, his likeness in the form of a statue guards the building entrance. Interestingly, the gate hints at the Baroque flavor that awaits those who venture inside the building.

Inside the church, amidst the gold and marble is the oldest known organ in Vienna, the Wöckherlorgel circa 1640. The high alter is beautiful and was designed by an Italian artist around the same time. While the majority of the church was done prior to the end of the 18th century, the tomb of Fr. Peter Pavlicek is a recent addition. He was an Austrian Franciscan priest who organized a Rosary crusade after WWII. He implored Austrians to pray the Rosary daily until Russian occupation of the country ended. Father Pavlicek died in 1982 and his remains are lying in repose here.
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Sight Name: Franziskanerkirche
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Religious
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