Damenstiftskirche St. Anna

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Coordinates: 48°08′14″N 11°34′9″E / 48.13722°N 11.56917°E / 48.13722; 11.56917

St Anna Damenstiftskirche
Entry to the church

Damenstiftskirche St. Anna is a chapel in Munich, southern Germany.[1]

It was commissioned in the 18th century by Elector Charles Albert (later the Emperor Charles VII) and the cornerstone was laid in 1733. A monastery in the legal form of a chapter of nuns was set up. The architect was Johann Baptist Gunetzrhainer, while the Asam brothers were responsible for the interior. The women's collegiate church was consecrated in 1735.[2]

All but the outer walls were destroyed in World War II. The interior was restored from old photographs in 1980, but the murals are now painted in black and white.

FSSP Apostolate[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Metropolitan Archbishop of München und Freising, entrusted the Chapel to the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) permanently.[3]

Since this time, daily Mass has been offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, at the Chapel exclusively.


  1. ^ Lieb, N. (1988). München: die Geschichte seiner Kunst (in German). Callwey. p. 335. ISBN 978-3-7667-0905-9. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ Travel, DK (2017). Top 10 Munich. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide (in German). Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-241-34399-9. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ "The Unstoppable Traditional Mass: Around the world with the TLM". RORATE CÆLI. Retrieved 21 June 2018.


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