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Lilienfeld Monastery in Austria

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Lilienfeld Monastery is a daughter monastery of Heiligenkreuz Abbey. Its founder is Leopold VI, who was buried here after his death.

The abbots of Lilienfeld Monastery usually served as advisers to the rulers of Austria, which led to the most successful development of the monastery. In the 14th century, the monastery was known as a place where numerous ornate manuscripts were made.

During the Austro-Turkish war, the monastery was turned into a fortress.

In the 17th century, the buildings of the Middle Ages were rebuilt, adding baroque elements, and in the 18th century the library and the bell tower were rebuilt in the baroque style, the interior of the monastery church was redone.

In 1789, ruler Joseph II ordered the abbey to be closed, and after his death it was rebuilt.

In 1810, most of the monastery burned down, but was later restored under the leadership of Abbot Laszlo Pirker.

Lilienfeld Monastery is a monastery that is still functioning, the monastic brethren numbers 28 people. A small part of the monastery is open to visitors.

In 1976 the monastery acquired the status of a minor basilica.

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