This book seeks to examine the charism and spirit of Edmund Rice as it has survived within the tradition of the Presentation Brothers, one of two religious congregations which Edmund founded. The strategy adopted to achieve this end was to invite a number of contributors, who, either as past students, parents or teachers, had come into contact with the Presentation Brothers tradition of education.
Contributors were particularly asked to try to articulate the ethos and spirit which they detected and perceived during their schooldays. Naturally, this was mediated by individual teachers, many of whom were remembered with respect, several with affection and a few with love.
John Matthew Feheney was born in County Limerick in 1932 and entered the Presentation Brothers in 1948. Educated at Presentation Brothers, Cork; NUI Cork; UWI and University of London, he is Director of the Christian Leadership in Education Office (CLEO), Cork. He has published a number of titles with Veritas including: Education and the Family, A Time of Grace and From Ideal to Action. He is editor of the journal, Presentation Studies.