In 1579 Duke William V took over the reign of Bavaria, about two decades after Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, had agreed to establish a Jesuit College in the Bavarian capital shortly before his death (1556). The duke had been educated by Jesuits himself. In his eyes, the tradition of Renaissance humanism seemed ideal for shaping Bavaria in the Catholic spirit.
Since 2013 young adults meet in a prayer group at St. Michael's to share their faith and their lives with each other. We sing together, share free prayers as intercession, thanksgiving or praise, and discuss a text from the Holy Scripture. Various forms of personal prayer are introduced and practiced together, such as guided bibliologues, reviews of the day according to Ignatian tradition, or meditative dances.