Monday 27. June 2022

International Jagerstatter-Commemoration 2019

Join us for this year's International Jagerstatter-Commemoration on the 8th and 9th of august 2019, in St. Radegund and Tarsdorf, Upper Austria.

“Challenger of faith – the blessed Restituta Kafka in resistance”

Blessed Restituta Kafka (1 May 1894 – 30 March 1943) nun, resistance fighter against the Nazi regime, martyr



Sister Mag. Dr. Ruth Beinhauer, Franciscan sister of Christian Charity (Hartmannschwestern) SFCC, Sorores Franciscanae a Caritate Christianan from Vienna, lived 12 years in Rome and is Vicepostulator for the beatification and sanctification process of her fellow sister Restituta Kafka.


Pope John Paul II beatified Sister Restituta in Vienna in 1998 as the first Austrian martyr. In 2019 the 125th anniversary of her birth is commemorated. At the moment Sister Ruth is preparing the first edition of Sister Restituta´s letters from prison in Vienna.



Thursday, 8 August 2019:

  • 6 p.m evening prayer in the parish church of St. Radegund
  • 7 p.m social evening in the restaurant Gasthaus Hofbauer with introduction of international participants

Friday, 9 August 2019

  • 9:30 Lecture by Sister Mag. Dr. Ruth Beinhauer in the parish hall of Tarsdorf “Challenger of faith – the blessed Restituta Kafka in resistance”
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 pilgrimage on foot from Tarsdorf to St. Radegund
  • 16:00 Memorial service at the hour of death of Franz Jagerstatter in the parish church of St. Radegund, organized by Pax Christi Austria and Pax Christi Italy
  • 17:00 Meeting in the house of Franz Jagerstatter
  • 19:00 Reading of names of politcally persecuted people in 1934 - 1945 from Braunau and the region of Ostermiething on Jagerstatter Square in front of the parish church of St Radegund
  • 19:30 Mass
  • Candle light procession to Franz and Franziska Jagerstatter´s grave

Accommodation: (please organize yourselves)

Gasthaus Entenwirt, A-5121 Tarsdorf 30, Tel. +43 6278 8102
Gasthaus Romstötter, A-5121 Tarsdorf 4, Tel. +43 6278 8115
Gasthaus Lindlbauer, Haid 2, A-5121 Tarsdorf, Tel. +43 6278 6663
Gasthaus Habl, A-5121 St. Radegund 44, Tel. +43 6278 8187
Gasthaus Hofbauer, A-5121 St. Radegund 4, Tel. +43 6278 8172



Tel. +43 732 7610 3253

Catholic Church Upperaustria
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Phone: +43 732 7610-1170
Katholische Kirche in Oberösterreich
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