Welcome

to the official website of the roman catholic church communities of St. Verena, St. Peter and Paul and St. Nikolaus.

We are delighted to welcome international guests in our pastoral duty unit in the southwest of Germany at the Lake of Constance. We are introducing ourselves in english in a short summary of our pages, the rest of the homepage is unfortunately just in german available. Our three communities are suburb from Constance, including 6 churches with the "Schlosskapelle" on the Isle of Mainau. The offical director is Pastor Armin Nagel.

Welcome

Come and join us! You are very welcome to visit our services or local church festivities in one of our communities like solemn anniversaries, church carneval, baptisms and weddings or come and join us in one of the numerous activity groups and organizations.
From choirs to nurseries, from senior groups to world shop, we are sure, you 'll find your future in one of the communities of St. Verena, St. Peter and Paul and St. Nikolaus. 

In the St. Nikolaus church in Dingelsdorf weekend worship services take place Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m., in the St. Verena church in Dettingen Sunday morning 9.15 a.m. and in the St.Peter and Paul church in Litzelstetten sundays 10.45 a.m.

Additional services:
Monday 6.30 p.m. Dingelsdorf
Tuesday 6.30 p.m. Dettingen
Wednesday school church service, location changes
Thursday 6.30 p.m. Litzelstetten
Friday 6.30 p.m. Wallhausen

Even if you can't follow the german pages, there is a whole bunch of pictures of the communities and various activities you can look through to find out more about us.

The main personality in the history of our community is without any doubt Johann Martin Schleyer (1831-1912). From the year 1875 to 1885 he was the priest in the St.Peter and Paul community in Litzelstetten; during this time, the wish for an international uniform communication was growing in him, the language Volapük. The priest Johann Martin Schleyer originates from Oberlauda in Franken. During his profession as a priest in Krumbach near Messkirch he got in trouble because he commented against the socialism in his preach. It was the time of the culture battle.
Schleyer had to go to jail for 4 months after serving this time, he came to Litzelstetten at the Lake of Constance. He once wrote that he enjoyed his first 7 seven years there very much and he also found for the first time the leisure to devote on his language studies.

He was convinced that the stronger getting relations between the people would have the need of an easy to learn language, that's why he developed the language Volapük.

Thanks for your interest in our church communities and enjoy our page!