A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to Germany with one of my nephews. We based ourselves in Oberammergau, the village of woodcarvers and passion plays, and took side trips into Bavaria and Austria. One of those trips took us to Traunstein, the town where Pope Benedict XVI spent his youth and where he celebrated his first Mass as a priest 60 years ago.
Here are a few pictures of the town and the church.
|The Altar at which the Holy Father Celebrated his First Mass - Well, actually, it was most likely at the back altar celebrated ad orientem|
|A Tribute to the Holy Father in the Church|
|Village Center of Traunstein|