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Patrick Hederman

Mark Patrick Hederman [in 2020] had been a Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, Ireland, for the last fifty years.  A former abbot of the monastery and headmaster of the school, his doctorate was in the philosophy of education. A founding editor of The Crane Bag Journal of Irish Studies, he has lectured widely in many countries and has published several books. Kissing the Dark [1999]; Underground Cathedrals [2010]; and The Opal and the Pearl [2017]; all touch on issues relating to psychology and religion.  His latest work, Living the Mystery [2019], tries to combine his interest in psychology, philosophy and mythology, to explain the kind of life he leads as a lover of God.

Last updated March 2020