Anselm Grün

"Don’t miss out on life"

Anselm Grün has written more than 300 books on the great questions of life, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold millions of copies. He is considered one of the world’s most widely read contemporary spiritual authors. For decades, he has also been a sought-after advisor and spiritual companion to managers and politicians and, even at the age of over 70, still completes more than 200 lectures and seminars around the globe every year.

Father Dr. theol. Anselm Grün OSB was born in 1945 in Junkershausen, Franconia. He spent his childhood in Munich. At the age of 19, he became a Benedictine monk at Münsterschwarzach Abbey near Würzburg. There, Father Anselm learned the art of guiding people from the Rule of Benedict of Nursia and, as early as the 1970s, rediscovered the tradition of the ancient monastic fathers, whose importance he sees especially in connection with modern psychology. From 1977 to 2013, after studying philosophy, theology and business administration, he was the economic director (cellerar) of Münsterschwarzach Abbey and thus responsible for about 300 employees in over 20 businesses.

In April 2018, Father Anselm Grün will be a guest at the FollowYourTalent Foundation. As part of a discussion evening with the two founders of the foundation, Anselm Grün will speak to over 400 guests on the topic of “Don’t miss your life.”

Anselm Grün is a recipient of the Bavarian Order of Merit and received the Federal Cross of Merit in 2007.


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