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St. Oswald - Wells Chapel and Cloisterchurch
Germany

Wells Chapel:

In Sankt Oswald there is a rare natural wonders - a source rock. The "rich and tasty spring water from the rock" was also the reason why St. Oswald became a monastery and pilgrimage. Landgraf Johann I. of Leuchtenberg, the then ruler in woodland between Rachel and Lusen let build in 1389 on the source a chapel. 1396 he founded there a Cloister, which he put under the protection of the Holy Oswald.

Three monastic orders, the Paulines, the Augustinian canons and the Benedictines took care of 400 years to the salvation of the convent subjects. They cared for the pilgrims, the "healing and help" hoped for from the water source.

The monastery was constructed in 1803 dissolved. The pilgrimage has outlived the monastery end. A great day of pilgrimage is still the so-called "Garnsamstag", on Saturday before the Feast of the Ascension.

Pilgrimage: The "healing power of rock source" was once known far beyond Sankt Oswald out. The Bründl water helped, "weak and blind eyes", with "festering sores", with "gout symptoms" and "crippled and lame limbs". The water was also the health and welfare of livestock.

The Santa Oswalder strive for years to researching the monastery and pilgrimage history. Under the working title "Kloster idea" of the Museum Association has published a six-part series of publications on important issues of local and regional history and between Bründlkapelle and Waldgeschichtlichem Museum a pilgrimage was built. The way farmers have sought to create under the "theme Sermon" something "special and unique". The path consists of three parts: the Brunnenberg, a cross and a group of meditation on the beatitudes of the Sermon.

Source: http://www.stadtpfarrei-grafenau.homepage.t-online.de/st_oswald/klosteridee.htm

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