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is the name (Christiania/Christina) of a pilgrim to Rome canonized in 1504. Her grave, surrounded by a chapel on Dinkelberg near Basel, demonstrable since the early Middle Ages, was a pilgrimage destination until the Reformation; today it is the seat and center of the “Pilgrim Mission of St. Chrischona,” founded, along with many institutions different in character, in 1840 by the then secretary of the Deutsche Christentums gesellschaft (German Christianity Society) in Basel, C.F. Spittler. The concern was the preparation of young, “pilgrim” workers, tr…

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Grundmann, Christoffer H., “Chrischona”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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