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Title: Liturgische Spiritualität nach der Regel des heilligen Benedikt
Subtitle: Rituelle Konzepte und monastisches Leben
Author(s): QUARTIER, Thomas
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 21 Date: 2011
In this article, Benedictine spirituality is interpreted as liturgical spirituality. A broad use of the word ‘liturgical’ does not only imply the celebration of explicit liturgical services, but also other pillars of Benedictine life: lecture and work. By using concepts from ritual studies, several resources are analyzed in an interdisciplinary way to identify ritual dimensions in Benedictine spirituality. The main source is the Rule of Saint Benedict, but contemporary field impressions are also presented. The conclusion of the article is that a fundamental union between liturgy as being a traditional rite, and other ritualizing activities like work and lecture offers an enriching perspective for both, liturgical studies and spirituality, moreover not only in the Benedictine tradition.