New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer

detail of the bas-relief on the tomb of Saint Klemens Maria Hofbauer; date and artist unknown; Church of Maria am Gestade, Vienna, Austria; photographed on 30 October 2010 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(John Dvorák) (17511821) Confessor, apostle of Vienna, second founder of the Redemptorists, born Tasswitz, Moravia; died Vienna. He studied at Vienna, and visiting Rome as a pilgrim, he joined the Redemptorist Order and was ordained, 1785. With a companion, Thaddäus Hübl, he introduced the congregation into Warsaw, 1786, where it had phenomenal success until 1808, when its houses were suppressed and the fathers exiled from the grand-duchy. Clement then acted as chaplain to an Ursuline convent in Vienna. He was the chief supporter of religion in Austria, and contributed greatly to the extinction of Josephinism. Canonized, 1909. Feast, 15 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 21 November 2018. <>