Genetti Family Genealogy Project - zu Herkunft der Tiroler Familien

About "The Genetti Family Genealogy Project. The ancestral journey of a Tyrolean Family".
A web coordinator of this very interesting project is Louise Genetti Roach, the great-granddaughter of Cosma Damiano Genetti, Oliva Zambotti, Giovanni Battista Marchetti and Catterina Lucia Fellin. All were immigrants from the Val di Non region of the former Austrian Tyrol. Louise’s “bis nonni” (great-grandfathers), were from the little village of Castelfondo and among the first Tyroleans to immigrate to the United States in the 1870’s.
Damiano Genetti and Oliva Zambotti on their wedding day, September 11, 1886. Source: http://genettifamily.com
The Genetti Family Genealogy Project consists in:
-Research family genealogy from the middle ages through present day
-Share the culture and history of Tyrol,
-Connect family members throughout the world using social networking and   shared stories,
 -Offer resources for: genealogy research, travel, culture, history and Tyrolean networking,
 -Create an ever-evolving website based on reader knowledge and contributions.

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See also: Photographs by Louise A. Roach

Das älteste Baudenkmal von Telfs

This small traditional Wayside Shrine is the oldest monument in municipality of Telfs (Moritzenstrasse), Tyrol, Austria. Dating back to 1515 (stone base) - during the reign of Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg. The Marian relief comes from later periods.

Der älteste Telfer

The small bronze relief, which was more than 2000 years in the ground was found in municipality of Telfs (Schlossbichl near Moritzen) in North Tyrol, Austria.
Foto: MG Telfs/ Dietrich, source: meinbezirk:at
The historians was surprised by this found: relief showing hare hunting scene - rider with a lance on a horse. Perhaps the relief shows a mythological scene or Rhaetian's God. Rider  on a horse from the castle hill Moritzen is from now called "the oldest Telfer".
Telfs, St. Moritzen church

Kloster Neustift bei Brixen, Zentrum des religiösen Lebens

„The main purpose for you having come together is to live harmoniously in your house, intent upon God in oneness of mind and heart. Go out into the world, commit yourselves to God."
Rule of St. Augustin

Huge monastery complex  near Brixen, Stubai valley, south Tyrol, Italy. Photo source: www.pension-sonnenhof.info
Surrounded by vineyards and only a few kilometres away from Brixen (it: Bressanone) is located the Augustinian monastery of Neustift (it: Abbazia di Novacella). The huge complex, with its numerous courtyards, walls, towers and a beautiful church, dates back to the 12th century. The abbey was built in 1142 by of bishop Hartmann from Brixen. The fortifications were added in the 15th century – in the 18th century the monastery was partly reconstructed in baroque style. Even today, the monks of the Augustinian Order residing in the monastery grow their own wine in the surrounding vineyards, which can be tasted in the tavern of the monastery.
Die “Engelsburg” im Kloster Neustift, eine kleine Kopie des Originals in Rom

 The enter the monastery through the medieval gatehouse, you will immediately see the round Castel Sant’Angelo on the left-hand side. It was originally a chapel and part of the connected Pilgrims Hospice. On the way to Jerusalem, many pilgrims passed through here on their way over the Alps. The monastery of Neustift was therefore a popular stopover before they travelled to Venice and further by ship to the Promised Land. In the 15th century walls and numerous towers were constructed around the monastery due to fear of a Turkish invasion. The so-called Turkish Tower is a reminder of those days.
Stift Neustift Kollegiate
Certainly one of the highlights is the monastery library. The magnificent library in the Rococo style is spread over two floors and contains about 65,000 books, manuscripts and maps.In the courtyard outside of the library you can see the wonders of the world fountain.
In the second courtyard the collegiate church stands tall with its imposing Romanesque tower. The original Gothic three-nave church was completely reconstructed in baroque style inside. The elaborate stucco ornamentation and magnificent ceiling paintings are considered to be one of the highlights of the late Baroque. The cloister of the monastery, however, is still preserved in its original Gothic form, and contains some remarkable frescoes and grave stones.
Wunderbrunnen im Kloster Neustift
Today, the Augustinian friars in Novacella provide aid to twenty communities belonging to the parishes in southern and eastern  Tyrol. The cellar in the convent can boast a 850-year-long experience. In present days, it is especially renowned for some white wines that are typical of the Valle Isarco region such as Sylvaner, Müller Thurgau, Kerner, aromatic Traminer and Veltliner.

Über die Alpen wie ein Vogel

Hang Gliding over the Stubai Alps is truly a magical experience. 
The world is wonderful and the man should think and try to understand the relationship between the natural phenomena and to be aware not to misuse the natural gifts. Maybe only from this height a person can try to understand the Works of God, the beauty and power of nature. A great experiencere!
Fr. Jacek Bartczak before the start
We are fly! Fr. Jacek Bartczak (R) and instructor
Stubaital
X - the place of our start
Beautiful view on the Stubai valley
Still up!
Towards the Sun, Stubai Alps
Fr. Jacek Bartczak hang glider flying over the Stubai Alps! Many thanks for the unique photos.

Mystisch und archaisch große Fasnacht 2015 in Telfs in Tirol

Mystical and Ancient The Telf's Festival of Fasnacht, 1. Februar 2015.
Every five years Telfs, Tyrol, Austria is enveloped in so-called “Carnival Fever”, when bear baiters, wild men and “Schleicher” (men that sidle with a slinking gait) parade through Telfs. The village of Telfs can boast the oldest Fasnacht, or Shrovetide, celebrations is much disputed and documents provide little evidence as to the actual age of such customs, dating back to 1621 and 1631. The Telfer Schleicherlaufen was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010.
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Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
 Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
 Schleicherlaufen, Marsch der Wilden und der Musibanda, Telfer Fasnacht 2015, Tirol
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel and Wojciech Gatz

Karl Rahner modernistischen katholischer Theologe

One of the most important theologians of the 20th century, Karl Rahner was born in March 5 1904 in Freiburg, now Germany and died on March 30 in Innsbruck, the capital of Austrian Land Tirol.
He was the brother of Hugo Rahner who was a German Jesuit and noted theologian and Church historian, who was Dean and President of the University of Innsbruck.
Rahner's work is characterized by the attempt to reinterpret traditional Roman Catholic theology in the light of modern philosophical thought.
He was ordained a priest in 1932 and continued his studies at the University of Freiburg. After receiving his doctorate in philosophy in 1936, he taught at the universities of Innsbruck and Munich. In 1967 he was appointed professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Münster. He was a peritus (official theologian) at the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

Innsbruck, Faculty of Teology. Fot. Wojciech Gatz.
Rahner's thought is best described as a theological anthropology. Beginning with the nature of man as a being open to the infinite, Rahner's thought sees a person's quest for fulfillment satisfied only in union with the God of Christian revelation, the God who became man in Jesus Christ. A proper understanding of humans cannot be divorced from an understanding of God and the context of relationships uniting humans and God. The fundamental fact underlying the existence of the world is that it stands in relation to God. Rahner calls this situation the supernatural existential and sees in this fundamental fact the root of all further explanations of sin, grace, and salvation.
Rahner was buried at the Jesuit church of the Trinity in Innsbruck.
Jesuit church in Innsbruck. Fot. Elisabeth Fazel
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Rahner also encountered critics along the way, especially from the Christian traditionalists, and sedevacantists, who believe that there is at present a vacancy of the Holy See and do not accept Modernism of Vaticanum II.
Sources: www.karlrahnersociety.com, www.biography.yourdictionary.com, Wikipedia.