FERSCHL, Maria. b. Melk, Austria, 18 March 1895; d. Saulgau, Baden-Württemberg, 10 April 1982. She was the daughter of a superintendent in the imperial and royal post office of Austria. She was educated at High School, and a Teachers’ Training College in Vienna. She taught German, history and singing in a technical school. From 1925 onwards she was involved with the movement for the development of Catholic liturgy at Klosterneuburg, near Vienna, writing Kreuzweg der Klosterneuburger Liturgiegemeinde (‘The Way of the Cross of the Liturgical Community’, 1931), Sankt Elsbeth: 12 Romanzen mit Musik und lebenden Bildern (1931)and Das Tor: ein Mysterienspiel (1933, all published at...
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