b. Passau (Germany), Dec. 15, 1843, d. Vienna, Nov. 23, 1926, Jesuit, from 1891 popular preacher and "Men's Apostle of Vienna" ("Maennerapostel von Wien"). Cooperated with the Christian Socialist Movement against liberalism. Founder of congregations, co-founder of the Catholic students' fraternity "Austria". Initiated men's pilgrimages to Klosterneuburg and Mariazell (monument 1932).
Literature#M. Richer, P. H. A., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1947.