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Abraham a Sancta Clara

The Catholic clergyman, preacher and writer (1644-1709), whose civil name was Johann Ullrich Megerle, entered the Roman Catholic Augustinian order in Maria-Brunn near Wien in 1662. He was ordained priest in 1668 and became court preacher to Emperor Leopold I in 1677. He was ordained priest in 1668, became court preacher to Emperor Leopold I. in 1677, and was ordained priest in 1677. (1640-1705) and developed into a feared pulpit orator with immense popularity. He castigated the sinful enjoyment of life and repeatedly railed from the pulpit against the bad habit of "boozing". He wrote the famous epistle "Der Sauffnarr" ("The Drunken Fool") about this, in which the horrors of drunkenness and alcoholism as well as the accompanying moral decay are described:

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