Monday, September 7, 2015



St. Otmar Catholic Church

St. Otmar Catholic Church
St. Gallen, Switzerland








St. Gall-St. Gallen (In grey circle)
(Google Maps)

"The Catholic parish church of St. Otmar, in the present town St. Gallen, was from 1905 to 1908 in the then independent municipality Straubenzellstrasse built. It is named after the saint Otmar, patron saint and first abbot of the Abbey of St. Gall." (Link 6) " Benedictine monastery around which grew up the town of St. Gallen, Switzerland." (Link 4)
St. Otmar Catholic Church is at the corner of Vonwilstrasses and Paradiesstasse near the Kath  Pfarrei Railway Station.  In fact you can see the church with its red roof from the train. (Link 1)

St. Otmar Church Steeple 
(as seen from the railway station)

St. Otmar Catholic Church is at the corner of Vonwilstrasses and Paradiesstasse near the Kath  Pfarrei Railway Station.  In fact you can see the church with its red roof from the train. (Link 1)

"For the West Quarter was in 1891 encouraged a Catholic branch church to build. In 1892 they met the decision to build and acquired west of St. Leonhard Church on the hill of the Lustgarten a parcel. The two preliminary studies of Hardegger, a style of romanesque and in the style of Neo-Renaissance, met with the Protestant townspeople in contradiction. The newcomers expert Karl Mosser hit a tender, in close competition, but was omitted. It was decided for this to move the construction site in the so-called Wetzelgut, which was 
considered a Catholic area and would therefore have less opposition


                                                          Carved Front Door Arch
 with
 Lettered Panel Above

Catholic church. They gave Hardegger again the task of drawing up a new project. Of the three received style variations - Neo-Baroque, neurenaissancehaft, novelty - opted for the neo-Gothic project. In November 1905, the start of construction and in April 1908, the church was consecrated. The organ was built only 1913th When the renovation was removed the pinnacles of the tower and the ship. Renewed renovations took place in the years 1966/67 and 2007/2008.


Lettered Panel Above Front Doors

"It is a three-aisled basilica with a transept, where the tower is mounted on the western face side, ie towards the choir.
Carved Arch Above Front Doors

"The high altar was designed by Johann Nepomuk Neumann from St. Gallen-St. Built Georgen, while the side altars of Karl Glauner were built from Wil. In the altarpieces are from Fritz Kunz from Einsiedeln, the altar paintings by Meinrad B├Ąchtinger from Gossau were removed. The stained glass windows were of the Mayer'sche Hofkunstanstalt delivered in Munich." (Link 6)

Kirche St. Otmar
(Link 1)

Photos: Taken in September 2015 by Richard Wilson during his attendance
                 of the Swiss and German Cycle Messenger Championship  (SGCMC).

Link 1: http://blog.parrikar.com/2014/07/08/a-walk-in-st-gallen/
Link 2: https://www.facebook.com/sgcmc2015
Link 3:  https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Paradiesstrasse,+9000+St+Gallen,+Switzerland/@47.41806,9.36231,17z/data=!3m
Link 4: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Othmar
Link 5: http://www.kath-stgallen.ch/DE/61/PfarreiStOtmar.htm
Link 6:  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfarrkirche_St._Otmar_(St._Gallen)


Prayer

God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)


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