Mariastein Abbey

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MARIASTEIN ABBEY (also Beinwil-Mariastein)

Town/city : Metzerlen-Mariastein, Switzerland
Denomination : Roman Catholic
Order : Benedictan

Established at Beinwil: 1100 (?)
Abolished : 1555 (under administration of other abbeys)
Re-established : 1633
Moved to Mariastein : 1648
Abolished (congregation in exile) : 1798-1804 and 1874-1941

Arms (crest) of Mariastein Abbey
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The arms of the Abbey while in exile in Bregenz (1905-1941) as Abbey of Mariastein-St. Gallus.

Arms (crest) of Mariastein Abbey

These arms combine the arms of Mariastein (III) with the patron saints St. Mary (III) and St. Gallus (IV). The first quarter shows the arms of the Hirsau Abbey, as the original Beinwil abbey was founded in the 11th century by monks from Hirsau.

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