I stayed in a Castle, this very Castle! Wow, it was so fabulous! Last month Jonathan and I went to Germany to be with the Morse’s while Neal was working for the Lord. The Castle was sponsoring Neal, and those involved were able to stay there, and we also were invited to stay. Cherie cooked for all of us, and we had time to sit around the table and talk about the Lord. This is where we met our new brothers and sisters in the Lord, from Belgium, Holland, and of course Germany. The host of this castle, Werner and Susann, were fantasitic to all of us. They have such a zeal to see the work of the Lord prosper, and thier burning desire is for the Castle to be a place for God’s work to flourish. Please pray for us, that the Lord will open the door for this to happen. Maybe someday we will all meet there…….
Just a bit of history of this Castle…
This picturesque, once moated Weiler castle, built during the third quarter of the 17th Century (1653 – 67) – now protected by a dry moat – with its tasteful renaissance gables, consists of two wings that meet at right-angles to each other with a polygon stair tower, the te-renaissance portal of which bears the date 1667.
The castle was the property of the Count of Sch�nborn-Wiesentheid whose anscestors Weiler bought it in 1648 and are recognised as the builders of the castle as it now stands. The castle was built during the reign of Johann-Philipp von Sch�nborn. He was Bishop of W�rzburg, Duke of Franken, 63rd Archbishop of Mainz and 47th Crown Prince of Mainz (1647 – 1673).
After centuries of ownership by the Dukes of Sch�nborn, Weiler castle was passed to private ownership a few years ago since when it has undergone a ground-breaking, first rate restoration.