6 schilling - Stainglass Monastery of Gwiggen 1993

6 schilling - Stainglass Monastery of Gwiggen 1993
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : rappist Abbey Mariastern-Gwiggen, Hohenweiler, Vorarlberg
The Abbey at Mariastern-Gwiggen is perched on a mound in the foothills of the Pfaender Massif ten kilometers to the north of Bregenz. The glass painting depicted on the stamp portrays Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of all monks, according to whose example Benedictines and Trappists live. The former castle of Gwiggen with a Loretto chapel dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Numerous additions became necessary as the monastic order grew. The Trappists of Mariastern emphasize meditative orientation in their lifestyle. The nuns here invite the public to direct apostate to gathering and prayer, soul-searching and spiritual exercises, meditation and religious dialogue. An old tradition was revived in 1962 with the resumption of pilgrimages to the convent church.
Face value 6 Shilling
Catalog code (Michel) AT 2108
Catalog code Stamp Number AT 1601 Yvert et Tellier AT 1937 Stanley Gibbons AT 2327 AFA number AT 1999 ANK AT 2138 Unificato AT 1937
Series Austria's Monasteries
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Definitive stamp
Print run 30.000.000
Issue date 17/09/1993
Designer Werner Pfeiler
Print technique Photogravure and Recess
Perforation comb 13¾ x 14
Height 32.00 mm
Width 27.00 mm
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