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Gaßner, Johann Joseph
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(Aug 22, 1727, Braz, Austria – Apr 4, 1779, Pondorf/Donau), became an early sacristan in Dalaas in 1751 and parish priest in Klösterle (diocese of Chur) in 1758. He healed several sick persons by means of exorcism both in Klösterle and elsewhere (Ellwangen, 1774). He was court chaplain in Regensburg from 1775 (stays in Sulzbach and Amberg), and became pastor and dean of Pondorf in 1776. As a consequence of measures taken by civil and church authorities (including a papal brief in 1776), his influence there was limit…

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Weigelt, Horst, “Gaßner, Johann Joseph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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