A Cistercian Publications title recently published by Liturgical Press - A Not-So-Unexciting Life: Essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honour of Michael Casey, OCSO – is a collection of essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honor of Australian Cistercian monk Michael Casey, OCSO. This collection is edited by Carmel Posa, SGS.
“This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine life over the past forty years. Acclaimed as one of the most significant writers in the Benedictine and Cistercian tradition, Casey has published over one hundred articles and reviews in various journals, written more than eighteen books, and edited many more books and journals. He is a world-renowned retreat master, lecturer, and formator.”
Contributors include: Carmel Posa, SGS; David Tomlins, OCSO; Helen Lombard, SGS; Manuela Scheiba, OSB; David Barry, OSB; Mary Collins, OSB; Brendan Thomas, OSB; Elias Dietz, OCSO; Constant J. Mews; Bernardo Bonowitz, OCSO; Terrence Kardong, OSB; Elizabeth Freeman; Austin Cooper, OMI; Katharine Massam; Margaret Malone, SGS; Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer, OSB; Columba Stewart, OSB; Francisco Rafael de Pascual, OCSO; and Bishop Graeme Rutherford.”
You can look inside the book and read the Introduction, chapters 5 and 6, and the Endnote on the Publishers website here. PDF of this sample attached to this post, and made available online by Cistercian Publications.
I had the privilege of sitting in a morning workshop with Fr. Michael a number of years ago. There weren’t a lot of people as I was struck by his humanity, his vast learning, and his ability to communicate both at depth and with great clarity. I look forward to reading this Festschrift, which “honour[s] Michael’s unstinting service to the Cistercian and Benedictine world in particular, and the Christian community in general.”