Mariannhill in Germany
With Moenchsdeggingen the Mariannhillers own an old former Benedictine Abby, over a thousand years old and a baroque pilgrimage church, famous among other things, because of its two organs. For a long time Moenchsdeggingen was the seat of the generalate of the Mariannhill Mission society. Besides, it was the novitiate for the German clerical novices. Today, the Mariannhillers take care there of the shrine ( or pilgrimage, as well as three parishes. An inn and rooms for groups, beside the beautiful monastery establishment, with its far view of the Ries-crater attract many visitors.
Pius Seminary, Wuerzburg
The Pius Seminary was dedicated in 1929 as priest seminary of the Mariannhillers. For 40 years, the students of the order from Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and the U.S.A. went from here to the Julius-Maximilians University.
Today the Pius-Seminary serves the following:
+ Seat of the Provincial;
+ Seat of the provincial government;
+ Mission procura (Mission mailing department, handling of donations, Mission magazine and calendar, contact department to missionaries);
+ Postulate and Novitiate for the German province and Poland;
+ Seminary for the religious students of the German province, who, at the local University, now as before study 6 years of philosophy and theology;
+ Pastoral work (confessions, hospital priests, parishes, retreats, prayer circle);
+ Guest house, e.g. for the missionaries.
Mission House St. Joseph Reimlingen, near Nördlingen
The Mission House was established in 1922. Its main objective has always been to accept and train young men as brothers for the Mission and the home country. In the establishments and workshops of the monastery the following professions and trades were taught: carpentry, shoemaking, mechanics, tailoring, gardening, printing, typesetting, bookbinding, baking and farming. Besides, there is in the Mission House, in third generation, with Brother Wolfgang Hainz, a brother, who is working as non-medical practitioner. Since 1979 there is in Reimlingen also the Old Folks and Nursing home. It is for those confreres, who, because of illness no longer can live in a local community. The youth rooms of the monastery are open to religious youth groups. In April 1999 the new printing building with two big printing presses will be dedicated. Not only Mariannhill printing orders are there done to full satisfaction, but also many orders from outside. There, for example, the Mariannhill Mission Magazine is being printed.
Maria Beinberg Pilgrim Church Near Augsburg
Beside the Mariannhillers, who live together in a community, there are confreres, who live alone in places. They are attatched to a community and work as pilgrimage priest, pastor, doing pastoral work for sisters and hospitals. Fr. Mario Muschik and Fr. Jörg Thiemann are taking care of Maria Beinberg, near Augsburg. They ares doing pastoral work at the shrine church, and in two parishes.
Seminary Aloysianum In Lohr am Main
The "Alo" was built in 1911 to get around the laws of the politic-cultural struggle, and is the oldest existing establishment of the German Province. The naming of the building after the saint for Youth, Aloysius of Gonzaga, was and is a programme. The Aloysianum proves as a religious boarding school for the education of young boys. At the present there are about 40 young boys in the boarding school . They attend the local High school, secondary school and principal school. In the course of time about 165 priests came out of the Aloysianum among them many Mariannhill missionaries.
Mission House Maria Veen In the Muensterland
To the monastery of Maria Veen at present belong nine (9) Mariannhill confreres and three sisters of Missionary Congregation of the Sisters of the Precious Blood. They all work:
+ In the school (Gymnasium) owned by the order, with 900 students, as teachers of religious and pastoral care of the students;
+ In the Youth Formation House, for example, through "days of religious orientation;
+ As House manager;
+ As pastor of Maria Veen and the community of Huelsten;
+ In the pastoral care of the community of Hochmoor;
+ As pastors in an establishment for handicapped;
+ At the church tribunal of the Diocese of Muenster;
+ In the house: Kitchen, Door and laundry.
Annually, the students with their teachers organise a school festival. Beside sport and theatrical presentations, things made by the students are offered for sale and the money given to Mariannhill Missionaries.