Friday, September 5, 2008

Sigismund Felix Baron Ow-Felldorf

He was the bishop of the very beautiful German city of Passau from 1906 to 1936. He consecrated an average of one new parish a year during his term, raised the number of priests from 570 to 730 and founded the diocesan newspaper.

I once had the chance to visit an organ-concert in the cathedral of Passau, which is the largest organ in Europe and the largest cathedral organ in the world. I actually felt the first note that was played during the concert before I heard it. The pews in the cathedral began to vibrate and only two or three seconds afterwards did you hear a sound. Wicked.

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