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With the consecration of the Sacred Heart and Annunciation Church on May 30, 1976, Wigratzbad was recognized as the diocesan place of worship of the Diocese of Augsburg.
The founder of our place of worship, Miss Antonie Rädler (born December 14, 1899, December 9, 1991), was the daughter of the farmer, cattle dealer and master butcher Andreas Rädler and his wife Anna Maria, b. Gsell. In the years 1927 to 1936 she looked after the butchery branch of her father in Lindau.
From October 15, 1915 Antonie is registered as a home economics student in the Institute of Franciscan women of Bonlanden. Probably that same year, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, she was received as a Virgin Mary.
Antonie unfolded not only a personal intense prayer life, but also a successful lay apostolate. During her time in Lindau, she refused to exchange the image of the Mother Thrice Admirable for the Fuehrer's image and greet her with the German greeting. So one tried to get rid of her in three nightly attacks. In gratitude for the experienced help of the sky to save her, Antonie Rädler built the first Lourdesgrotte on her parents' ground. This was inaugurated on the Rosary Sunday, October 11, 1936 by Pastor Basch von Wohmbrechts. There, in the octave of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in 1936, Antonie Rädler heard Mary's wish to be venerated and called to victory in Wigratzbad as an Immaculate Mother.
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