17 April 2014

Mindelheim


Nobel Prize laureate, Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher visits Marist College

Professor Neher was a pupil at Marist College till 1963. After his physics studies at the Technology University in Munich he won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1991. Since 1983 he has been the Director of the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of taking his Abitur (School Leaving Certificate and University Entrance) at Mindelheim he visited his old school and gave a lecture on the working of the brain to a gathering of several hundred pupils, teachers and guests. His attachment to his former school, teachers and fellow pupils has led him to return regularly to Mindelheim.

     

The community prayer room in these weeks of Lent has been decorated with the Lenten veil of Nicholas of Flüe. This helped to orientate the community prayer of Lent and Passiontide towards Easter.

To get us attuned to the mood of Holy Week there was a concert in the College chapel of the “Via Crucis” of Franz Liszt presented by the College staff choir. The accompanying texts from our colleague Hubertus Stelzer gave the work a pertinent mood. Good to set us up for Easter.

We wish you all a holy and happy Easter.

Brother Heinrich Schamberger

 

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