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Lambert Beauduin


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founder of Chevetogne. In 1906 he entered the Benedictine Abbey of Mont-César at Louvain. Here he wrote La Piété de l'Église (1914), which popularized the aims of the Liturgical Movement. After Pius XI had urged Benedictines to pray for Christian unity, Beauduin founded a monastery of Union at Amay-sur-Meuse (see Chevetogne). He attended Cardinal Mercier at the Malines Conversations and in a report expressed his desire that the Anglican Church should be ‘united to Rome, not absorbed’; as a result he had to leave Amay in 1928 and in 1930 he was condemned by a Roman tribunal. He returned to his community, by then at Chevetogne, in 1950.

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