AN ABBOT PROVIDES MORE SPACE
The monastery's splendor under the charismatic Abbot Wilhelm drew many monks to Hirsau around 1080. The Aurelius Monastery soon became too small. Abbot Wilhelm did not witness the move to the new St. Peter and Paul Monastery, but he was at least able to consecrate the new monastery church in 1091. The larger St. Peter and Paul Monastery now accommodated up to 150 monks, as well as a number of lay brothers.