Useful Informations

Church service with pilgrim groups: Pilgrim groups can independently celebrate a service (mass, prayer meeting, meditation, etc.). The church and all chapels are available (please make a reservation):
• Basilica, monastery’s church (for large groups, wheelchair-accessible)
• Chapel of St. Joseph (side chapel of the Basilica), some stairs, about 50 seats
• Shrine (pilgrim’s chapel): accessible only by stairs with more than 60 steps (50-60 persons). A small lift is available but not open to the public. Please book the reservation by phone and report at the porter’s desk.
• Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows: approx. 40 places, some steps

Further information
Possibility for overnight guests and groups.
Dayly catering for pilgrims and visitors.


Liturgical Timetable

Eucharist

On Weekdays

 

  • 09:00 am Eucharist with the monks
  • 11:00 am Eucharist at the Shrine

On Sundays an Feastdays

  • 08:00 am, 11:15 am Eucharist
  • 09:30 am Eucharist with the monks

 


Divine Office

On Weekdays (except Monday)

 

  • 06:30 Laudes
    • 12:00 Midday prayer

     

    • 15:00 Afternoon prayer (except Tuesday)

     

    • 18:00 Vespers

     

    • 20:00 Compline

     

 

On Sundays and Feastdays

  • 06:30 Laudes
  • 12:00 Midday prayer
  • 15:00 Afternoon prayer (except Tuesday)
  • 18:00 Vespers
  • 20:00 Compline
  • On the eve 20:00 Vigils
  • 06:30 Laudes
  • 12:20 Midday Prayers
  • 15:00 Vespers, eucharistic blessing
  • 20:00 Compline

Monthly pilgrimage on the first Wednesday of the month

Special day of pilgrimage with prayer for the evangelisation of Europe

  • 09:00 and 11:00 holy Mass at the Shrine
  • from 13:30 on possibilty for confession
  • 14:30 Eucharist with the monks with sermon, followed by blessing of religious articles and joint prayer of the Rosary

Possibility for Confession and Counselling

  • Every day during the opening hours of the porter’s desk

Exceptions:
during the mass of the community, the divine office, between 12:00 and 14:00 and after 17:45.


The main Marian Feast Days

The main Marian Feast Days

  • The Annunciation of the Lord (25th March) (marian character)
  • Our Lady of Consolation (1st Saturday in July)
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15th August)
  • The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8th September)
  • Rosary Sunday (1st Sunday in October)
  • The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8th December)

Special Days of Pilgrimage

Feasts of the Liturgical Year

  • St. Vincent of Saragossa, Patron Saint of the monastery (22nd January)
  • St. Benedict of Nursia (21st March and 11th July)
  • Dedication of the Church (8th October)

Prayer of the Rosary

  • every 1st Wednesday after the Eucharist, around 15:30
  • every 1st Sunday in the chapel of St. Anne at 14:00
  • on Marian Feast Days at the shrine at 14:15

Church service with pilgrim groups

  • Pilgrim groups can independently celebrate a service (mass, prayer meeting, meditation, etc.). The church and all chapels are available (please make a reservation).

Basilica, monastery's church

  • for large groups, wheelchair-accessible

Shrine (pilgrim’s chapel)

  • accessible only by stairs with more than 60 steps (50-60 persons). A small lift is available but not open to the public. Please report at the porter’s desk.

Guided Tours

  • For groups and school classes (from around 5th grade) guided tours through the pilgrimage area and the monastery are offered (max. number 35 persons).

Audio-visual presentation (for adults, high school students)

  • Groups up to 20 people Fr. 170.00
  • Schools Fr. 90.00
  • Only Audio-visual presentation Fr. 90.00
  • Extra charge for 2 Groups Fr. 100.00


On Sundays, General Holidays and Mondays no guided tours are possible.


Offers of the Monastery

  • Retreats, Reflection weekends, Lectures on biblical and spiritual topics (see advertisments in "Mariastein" and flyers)

Segnungen

  • Wer einen Segen für sich oder für Andachtsgegenstände oder religiöse Zeichen wünscht, kann sich beim Empfang melden.