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Judas Thaddaus chapel

Mondsee am Mondsee, Oberösterreich, Österreich

It is one of the younger chapels in the area.

With the donation of land on the lake to the market town of Mondsee in June 1987 joined Count Rudolph Almeida the condition to designate the park "Count Rudolph and Countess Micheline Almeida Park" and the right to build a chapel on the ground, the St. , Judas Thaddäus is dedicated to preserving these for everlasting times, as well as to undertake the routine maintenance and to provide for electric light in the chapel. Half of the costs for the construction of the chapel were to be borne by the municipality of Mondsee, half by Count Rudolph Almeida. 15) 16)


Baumeister Walter Schragner was commissioned with the planning of the Judas Thaddeus Chapel. He reported that Count Rudolph very much revered the saint. His statement was: "If you are in a bad way, turn to St. Thaddeus. He hears you and certainly helps you. "The chapel in Mondsee should be modeled after the wedding chapel in Hellbrunn. From the various proposals for the design of the chapel, which Baumeister Schragner presented, the draft of 6. 6. 1988 was adopted. Only Mondseer companies were commissioned with the construction: Baumeister Ebner, carpenter Pölz, roofer Graspointner, painter Lackner, locksmith Baihofer.

​On August 11, 1989, the solemn inauguration ceremony was held. The consecration was carried out by Vicar General Josef Ahamer and dean Josef Edlinger, and speeches were given by District Captain Landl, Mayor Mörtl. The civic music Mondsee framed the celebration.

The Judas Thaddeus Chapel is intended to preserve the memory of the Almeida family, who for many years owned the "Mondsee Castle", large tracts of land and other farms in the area. The inscription reminds us:

Count Otto Almeida, Countess Marie Sophie Almeida, Count Paul Almeida

Count Ludwig Almeida, Countess Micheline Almeida, Count Rudolf Almeida.

Further inscriptions are a sign of gratitude and appreciation to the planner of the chapel, builder Walter Schragner and his family as well as other friends.


15) Gift of 16 June 1987

16) Josef Mörtl, Stories from my Life - p. 99

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Judas Thaddaus chapel
5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

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Kirchengasse 1
5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

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