Lehrstuhl für Liturgiewissenschaft

Gastprofessorin Dr. Rita Ferrone am Lehrstuhl für Liturgiewissenschaft


In den kommenden vier Wochen wird Frau Dr. Rita Ferrone als Gastprofessorin zu einem Lehr- und Forschungsaufenthalt am Lehrstuhl für LIturgiewissenschaft der Universität Würzburg tätig sein. Frau Dr. Ferrone ist Liturgiewissenschaftlerin aus den USA, Mitglied der Societas Liturgica und hat vor allem zur Liturgiekonstitution des II. Vatikanischen Konzils und der nachkonziliaren LIturgiereform geforscht und publiziert. 

Ihr Kommentar zur Liturgiekonstitution "Sacrosanctum Concilium" fand weite Beachtung und wurde mit mehreren Auszeichnungen bedacht.



Rita Ferrone is a recognized leader in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church for her pioneering efforts in the area of adult Christian initiation during a time when the reforms of the Second Vatican Council have opened new avenues of ministry for lay people and women. Through her work as a writer, speaker, consultant and workshop facilitator, she has played a vital role in liturgical reform and the challenges of training clergy, parish staff and thousands of non-professional parish ministers.

Ferrone has worked tirelessly on the parish, diocesan, and national levels to promote liturgical renewal and to provide support for adult converts in their reception into local Christian communities. Implementation of the adult catechumenate has been a particular focus of her ministry.

She has visited more than 75 dioceses, inspiring church professionals and volunteers for the ministries of Christian initiation. But her writings have had wide influence on North American Catholics as well. Her most recent book is Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium, in the series Rediscovering Vatican II.

Ferrone also co-authored the 18-volume series, Foundations in Faith, a series of resources aimed at developing parish ministers in the vision and praxis of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Her book On the Rite of Election was an important contribution to Catholic liturgical celebration.

Ferrone is especially well known for her ability to communicate Catholic doctrines and practices in ways that are clear for audiences ranging from children to adult catechists to professional ministers.

She lives in Mount Vernon, New York.