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Hospitality in necessitudine: hospices, hostels and hospitals

O'Gorman, Kevin D. and Conti, Archbishop M.J. and McAlpine, D. (2008) Hospitality in necessitudine: hospices, hostels and hospitals. Hospitality Review, 10 (2). pp. 28-35. ISSN 1464-9101

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Abstract

In the continuing series reflecting on hospitality Mario Conti, Kevin O'Gorman and David McAlpine explore an aspect of hospitality often overlooked - the constantly evolving religious practice of providing hospitality to those in most need. They present an overview of the evolution of hospitality for the needy and consider how throughout history, even when religion is under attack, there has always been recognition of the importance of charitable hospitality: hospitality in necessitudine.