Thalmassing Visitors

Pilgrims from Thalmassing, Germany, hometown of Saint Vincent founder Boniface Wimmer, visit Saint Vincent Archabbey from July 3 to 10, 2009. They toured parts of campus on Monday, July 6, including the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Lochry Blockhouse, and the Saint Vincent Gristmill. More than 60 slides are posted under the slideshow section of this website.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Vincent founder Boniface Wimmer, a delegation from his hometown of Thalmassing, including the mayor, members of the town council and some townspeople, will be visiting.

The list is as follows:

Anton Schober, pastor of Saint Nikolaus Parish and dean of the deanery of Alteglofsheim-Schierling.

Alfons Kiendl, mayor of Thalmassing.

Xaver Englbrecht, a retired civil servant and member of Saint Nikolaus Parish, and his wife Angela Englbrecht, who works for the municipal administration of Thalmassing.

Gerhard Hetzenegger, technical assembler and his wife Edeltraud Heetzenegger, who works for the municipal administration of Thalmassing.

Johann Stoehr, a bank clerk and treasurer of the Christian Social Union of Thalmassing and his wife Anna Soter.

Richard Reis, retired clerk and president of the pilgrim society pilgrimage to Altoetting and his wife, Irmgard, who is a member of the city council and gymnastics coach.

Richard Heindl, an IT system analyst, secretary and archivist for the Kolping Society, and his wife Irmi Heindl, secretary and member of the city council of Alteglofsheim.

Josef Meilinger, retired insurance agent and member of the parish council and his wife Rosa Maria Meilinger, housewife and volunteer at Saint Laurentius Parish, Alteglofsheim.

Jutta Graf, single and leader of the Kingergarten Bonifatius Wimmer.

Franz Xaver Hetzenegger, a trucker and farmer.

Sylvia Sullivan, a registered nurse who resides in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and is descended from the Wimmer family.


Post-Gazette Article on Thalmassing Pilgrims

Tribune-Review Article on Thalmassing Pilgrims