|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1897|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1970|
Born in Reiden, within the Diocese of Lucerne, Switzerland, Dom Benno Walter Gut OSB., on April 1, 1897, the son of a teacher and an organist, he joined the Order of Saint Benedict at the Maria Einsiedeln Abbey, taking the name of Benno, the name of the Abbey's Rector, upon his Solemn Profession on January 6, 1918. He studied at the Einsiedeln Abbey's College, at the Musical Conservatory of Basel, at the University of Basel, at the International College of Saint Anselm and at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He was ordained a Presbyter on July 10, 1921, and finished his studies in 1923. Following his ordination he performed pastoral work at Einsiedeln's Abbey until 1930.
Gut taught at his Alma Mater of the International College of Saint Anselm in Rome from 1930 till 1939, at which time he became a Professor at the Einsiedeln Abbey College. On April 15, 1947, he was elected Abbot of Einsiedeln, receiving the Traditional Episcopal Benediction of New Abbots from Archbishop Filippo Bernardini, Titular Archbishop of the See of Antiochia di Pisidia, Apostolic Nuncio in Switzerland, on the following May 5. Gut was elected as the Fourth Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation, and thus Head of the Benedictine Order on September 24, 1959. Between 1962 and 1965, he attended the Second Vatican Council.
On June 10, 1967, Gut was appointed Titular Archbishop of the See of Thuccabora by Pope Paul VI. He received his Episcopal Consecration eight days later, on June 18, from Cardinal Eugène Tisserant assisted by Bishops Joseph Hasler and Johannes Vonderach at Maria Einsiedeln's Abbey.
Pope Paul VI created him Cardinal Deacon of the Title of San Giorgio in Velabro in the Consistory of June 26, of that same year in advance for his naming as Prefect of Congregation of Rites on the following June 29. Along with Prefect of Rites, Gut also assumed in 1968, the position of President of the Consilium for Liturgical Reform, of which the Benedictine Abbot was an Advocate. He later resigned the position of Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation on September 8, 1967. With the dissolution of the Congregation of Rites, the Cardinal became Prefect of the newly established Congregation for Divine Worship on May 7, 1969.
Cardinal Gut died at a hospital in Rome, at age 73, after suffering from an acute circulatory ailment. He is found buried inside Einsiedeln's Benedictine Abbey, Switzerland.
Territorial Abbey Of Maria Einsiedeln
Plot: Inside The Abbey Church.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: May 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26769590
Added: Aug. 14, 2014
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Cardinal Gut, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
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