St. Peters Abbey

St. Peter's Abbey

The Abbey of St. Peter near Salzburg is one of the most beautiful Roccoco monasteries in Europe. It’s history is particularly associated with one of the greatest geniuses in the history of western music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

It was here in 1784, during a visit to Salzburg, that Mozart’s Great C minor Mass was first performed by a group of musicians and choir boys from the surrounding area. One of the reasons for why Mozart was able to perform this magnificent and moving work here was because Fr. Dominicus Hagenauer, the son of a friend of the family, was a priest there.

Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!