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Theophil Ruderstaller
Austrian missionary

Theophil Ruderstaller

Theophil Ruderstaller
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Intro Austrian missionary
A.K.A. Ruderstaller
Was Priest
From Austria
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 1906, Ostermiething, Austria
Death 1946, Fuxin, People's Republic of China (aged 40 years)
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Theophil Ruderstaller (1906, in Ostermiething, Upper Austria; † 10 June 1946, in Fuxin, China) was a capuchin and China missionary.

In 2005, Bishop Joseph Wei from Qiqihar - since 2002 apostolic administrator of the former Capuchin mission Kiamusze (Jiamusi) - told Gaudentius Walser from the North Tyrolean Capuchin province that two coffins with the corpses of Theophil Ruderstaller (Ostermiething) and Antonin Schörcksnadel (Innsbruck) had been found while digging a fountain in the garden of a private house. On July 10, 1946, they were shot in the parsonage.

Currently, there is a beatification running for Theophil Ruderstaller.


  • Hermenegild Hintringer: Der oberösterreichische Chinamissionar und Märtyrer P. Theophil Ruderstaller († 1946). In: Neues Archiv für die Geschichte der Diözese Linz Jg. 1 (1981/82), S. 62-75.
  • Hermenegild Hintringer: P. Theophil Ruderstaller OFM Cap. von Ostermiething. Ein ehemaliger Petriner und Blutzeuge für die katholische Kirche in China. In: Gedenkschrift zum 50. Schuljahr des Bischöflichen Gymnasiums am Kollegium Petrinum, Linz 1954, S. 82-83.
  • Gisela Gensch: 'Lu Shen Fu – der Missionar', Dokumentarischer Roman mit 340 interessanten teilweise historischen Abbildungen, Anmerkungen, Anhang, Originalbriefkopien von Bruder Theophil aus China, Bibliographie; 584 Seiten, 2009, Dr. Bachmaier Verlag München, ISBN 978-3-931680-57-2
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