Maurus Wolter

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The archabbey at Beuron, founded by Maurus and Placidus Wolter

Maurus Wolter (4 June 1825, Bonn – 8 July 1890, Beuron) was the first abbot of the Benedictine Beuron Archabbey, which he founded with his brother Placidus in 1863. [1]

He implemented his vision of a liturgical life by emphasizing a return to the original sources of monastic tradition.[1] Wolter was also one of the founders of the Beuron Art School.

Wolter revived the ancient way of interpreting the Psalter, used it in contemporary form and utilized it in the training of novices.[2]

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  1. ^ a b William M. Johnston Encyclopedia of Monasticism (2000, ISBN 1-57958-090-4), pp. 1440-1401
  2. ^ Restoration and Organic Development of the Roman Rite by Laszlo Dobszay and Laurence Paul Hemming 2010 ISBN 0-567-03386-4 page