MMag. Markus Stephan Bugnyar,
born on March 5th in 1975 in Wien-Alsergrund, Priest of the Diocese Eisenstadt since June 29th 2000, Rector of the Austrian Hospice of the Holy Family in Jerusalem since April 27th 2004. Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre; representative of the Diocese Eisenstadt at the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Austria, member of two diocesan commissions in Eisenstadt, Bandphilister of the Roman CV-Studentenverbindung Capitolina.
Studies of Catholic Theology and Religious education at Vienna University and at the Benedictine Abbey Hagia Maria Sion (Dormition Abbey) in Jerusalem.
From September 2000 till August 2001 he was chaplain in Mattersburg, Walbersdorf and Pöttelsdorf (Bgld.).
From September 2001 to February 2004 he studied at the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem.
Sister Bernadette Schwarz, born on 24 November 1948 in Schloss Brunnwald/Vorderweissenbach, took vows in 1970; from 1971 to 1998 she acted as administrator in the province of Upper-Austria-Salzburg. From 1999 to 2008 she was proctor at the Benedictine Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem. Since 1 March 2008 she has been in charge of housekeeping at the Austrian Hospice and on 1 Sepember 2011 she was made Vice Rector of the Hospice.