A Visit to Innsbruck (5): A Marian Miracle Shrine with an Unusual Image of Our Lady

Posted August 14, 2017 6:17 pm by Peter Kwasniewski

A Visit to Innsbruck (5): A Marian Miracle Shrine with an Unusual Image of Our Lady

One of the most charming places we visited in Innsbruck is the little parish church of Amras, dedicated to “unserer Lieben Frau Mariä Himmelfahrt,” that is, “the Assumption of our dear Lady Mary.” Evidence exists that this part of Innsbruck began as a village at least 3,000 years ago. It acquired political significance in the 12th century A.D. A romanesque church was built here in 1221 in honor of the Saints Pancras and Zeno. The first description of the church as dedicated to Our Lady comes in 1408. Around 1480 the church was rebuilt in late gothic style, with three

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