Anselm Grün

Anselm Grün, April 2005
Anselm Grün, June 2007

Anselm Grün (in English also: Anselm Gruen), OSB (born January 14, 1945 in Junkershausen, Germany) is a German Benedictine padre. He is in charge of Münsterschwarzach Abbey's financial matters, being its Cellerar. Anselm Grün is the author of approximately 300 books with focus on spirituality. Of his books more than 15 million copies have been sold in 30 languages. Furthermore, Anselm Grün holds courses and lectures. He also counsels managers spiritually.[1]


Anselm Grün finished his school years in 1964 with the A-level equivalent Abitur at the grammar school in Würzburg, Germany. In the same year he began as a novice at the nearby Benedictine Münsterschwarzach Abbey. From 1965 to 1971 he studied philosophy and theology at St. Ottilien Archabbey and in Rome. In 1974 he completed his PhD in theology on Karl Rahner. From 1974 to 1976 Anselm Grün studied Business in Nuremberg. Then he became the Cellerar of Münsterschwarzach Abbey and is thus responsible for the economic administration of the abbey with its over 280 employees and 20 businesses.[2]


  1. "Anselm Grün - Vita" (in German). Vier-Türme-Verlag Münsterschwarzach. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
  2. "Anselm Grün" (in German). einfach leben – Ein Brief von Anselm Grün. Retrieved 2010-01-09.

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