The legacy of monastic hospitality: 2 the lasting influence

Kevin O'Gorman, Ewan MacPhee

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    Abstract

    In this the second of two articles Kevin O'Gorman continues his exploration of the influence of Western monasticism on hospitality. He shows how monastic hospitality evolved to became the foundation of modern hospitality in the secular states. Ewan MacPhee reports on receiving monastic hospitality almost 1,500 years after St Benedict. The article concludes with a set of modern principles of hospitality derived from St Benedict's Rule, which are relevant to today.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)16-25
    Number of pages9
    JournalHospitality Review
    Volume8
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

    Keywords

    • hospitality studies
    • monasticism
    • monastic life
    • middle ages

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