About the author

Willem Marie Speelman (Drachten 1960) studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam and theology at the Tilburg University. He wrote his PhD on the semiotic dissertation "The Generation of Meaning in Liturgical Songs".
He worked seven years at the National Council for Liturgy of the Dutch Bishops Conference, and as pastoral assistant at the Students Church in Tilburg. He is assistant professor at the Franciscan Study Centre in Utrecht, where he teaches living spirituality.

His topics are :

Semiotics of the Paris School

Liturgy and Church Music

Liturgy and Media

Ars celebrandi, the art of celebrating

Franciscan Spirituality

Bodily Spirituality

For courses, workshops and lectures he can be contacted at: