priest & Alma´s lover
In 1932, following the interment of Cardinal Innitzer, Alma
gave a meal for several ecclesiastical dignitaries, including
the good-looking theology professor Johannes Hollnsteiner,
in his late thirties, and seen by many to be Vienna´s
next cardinal. A very intense relationship developed from
this encounter. Men had composed for Alma and painted for
her, but never had a man said mass for her.