Mark Patrick Hederman 
has 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 BagJournal of Irish Studies, he has also published several books on various topics. “The Boy in the Bubble” [Dublin, Veritas, 2012] is the book he wrote on education.