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Church. Justine: photos, description (Pfarrkirche Sankt Justina)

The Catholic parish Church of Saint Justina located in the heart of the Bavarian Spa town of bad Wörishofen on the street hauptstraße (Main street). Opposite the Cathedral is another important landmark of the city - Dominican convent of the XVII century.

The temple was built in 1520 and consecrated in honor of St. Justina. In the beginning of XVII century the Church was remodeled in Baroque style in 1780 re - painted. Interestingly that was a long time excited controversy, which St. Justin dedicated this Church, as there are at least three saints with that name, including Justina of Padua, which is dedicated to the famous Basilica in the Italian Padua. However, in the eighteenth century came to the conclusion that the patron of the temple is Justina of Antioch, who preached Christianity together with the Holy Bishop Cyprian in the fourth century. The frescoes, executed in 1780, just on the life of this Saint. By the way, first at the temple was just two patronesses, as it was first mentioned in 1270 as "the Parish of St. Justina and Catherine".

The painting of the Cathedral is also of interest that she made in the Wake of the struggle with the reformation, as in the fresco, a deliberate distortion of the depicted figures are the most famous representatives of this movement: Martin Luther, John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli. The interior of the Church, including the altar and image, belong to the years 1922-1938. Only the Crucifix in the main altar was made in 1868. However, the Church survived the Gothic baptismal font from 1520.

It is worth noting that the rise of bad wörishofen is bound to the new Confessor of the Dominican monastery, Sebastian Kneipp, who from 1881 was the acting town preacher, and therefore was preaching in the Cathedral of St. Justina. In addition to pastoral activities, Kneipp was also engaged in science, particularly medicine. It was he who developed the system of hydrotherapy, turning an unknown village in a luxury resort. The descendants have not forgotten about the achievements of the pub, and therefore his image is often found in urban art. For example, he is depicted in his pastoral robes on the mural in 1936 in the Church of St. Justina.