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In Untergammenried stands this beautiful Roman Catholic pilgrimage church from 1714.The chapel was built in 1714 by the brothers Georg and Sebastian Zillober (also called Zihlober), two old unmarried farmers of the hamlet Untergammenried and Georg Huber, also a farmer. In the dream the two brothers should have appeared a picture of the holy Rasso to whom they entrusted the patrocinium of the chapel. From Grafrath, an old Rasso place of pilgrimage in Upper Bavaria, they received a picture of the saint, which was inserted into the altar. In 1716, the chapel was given the licentia celebrandi, and Auxiliary Bishop Johann Jakob von Mayr consecrated it on 13 September 1723. Already at that time there were many votive tablets on the walls. Because of the great popularity of the pilgrimage in Untergammenried, the chapel was rebuilt larger. The plans were supported mainly by the Wörishofener official Johann Joseph Hechenrieder, pastor Franz Joseph Anton Schönagl from Wörishofen and the prioress of the Augsburg St. Catherine's Monastery, Baroness von Bodmann. The prioress obtained permission for the new building from the bishop in Augsburg and gave the community a Rasso relic, which she received from the provost of Diessen in Grafrath. The three farmers, who had already built the first chapel, again contributed part of the cost of the new building. Ulrich Huber provided the building site, his garden. The cornerstone of the pilgrimage church was laid on June 13, 1746 by two councilmen from nearby Mindelheim. They also delivered a donation from the Mindelheimer Bürgerschaft. On June 19, 1747, the first Rasso feast was celebrated in the church. The Auxiliary Bishop Franz Xaver Adelmann of Adelmannsfelden consecrated the church on 13 October 1756. In the years 1807-1814 it was closed, 1855 was a major renovation. In this case, the coloring was falsified above all the equipment. Outside it was renovated in 1970, inside a little later.Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Rasso_(Untergammenried)
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