Sunday, March 26, 2017

                                                                                                                              March 26, 2017
St. Josep Catholic Church
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St. Josep Catholic Church
Rheinfelden, Switzerland

"Rheinfelden used to be roman-catholic until the schism of the 1870s Then the majority of the residents decided to join the newly founded christian-catholic church and the medieval church St. Martin in the town center became one of the centers of this new denomination.

"Das Himmlische Jerusalem"

Painting  Detail

"It took ten years for the remaining pro-Roman catholics to find a place and the budget to build a new church. In 1882 the old church St. Josef was inaugurated. In 1948 the church was dismantled and rebuilt at almost the same location just a few steps outside the medieval town wall east of the historic center.


"The church is a frugal building with a freestanding bell tower. At the left side is has a community center as an annex that was added in 1976.


"Famous pieces inside the church there is a large painting in the chancel by Johannes Hugentobler called "Das Himmlische Jerusalem" and a wooden statue of St. Anna from around 1500." (Link.)

St. Anna

Floor Panel
Photos: Taken by RW while living and working in Basel Switzerland.


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

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