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Herwegen, Ildefons
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(baptismal name, Peter; Nov 27, 1874, Junkersdorf – Sep 2, 1946, Maria Laach Abbey), OSB, was a historian of liturgy and the Benedictine order, and abbot of Maria Laach (from Jul 7, 1913, until his death). After philosophical-theological studies in Beuron and Rome, he studied further at Maredsous; he was awarded the Dr.iur. h.c. and Dr.theol. h.c. (Bonn, Tübingen). He was a founding figure and leading champion of the liturgical movement in Germany. In 1931 he founded the Benediktinerakademie für liturgische und monastische Studien. Herwegen was pers…

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Ruff, Anthony William, “Herwegen, Ildefons”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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