Michael O. Garvey | July 22, 2016
The three-volume memoir of the University of Notre Dame’s president emeritus, Rev. Edward A.“Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., will be completed next month with the publication of “Monk’s Tale: The Presidential Years: 1987-2005” by the University of Notre Dame Press.
Rounding out the Monk’s Tale autobiography introduced by “The Pilgrimage Begins: 1941-1975” in 2009 and continuing with “Way Stations on the Journey” in 2011, the third volume is Father Malloy’s account of the 18 years he served as Notre Dame’s 16th president before retiring from that post in 2005.
When Father Malloy formally assumed the Notre Dame presidency on July 1, 1987, he succeeded his friend and brother Holy Cross priest, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., whose iconic 35-year tenure in that office was an unenviably tough act to follow. Although grateful that “Ted had done me the generous service of being away from the campus during most of my first year as president,” Father Malloy resolved “that the greatest compliment I could pay Ted was to build on what he had helped to establish over 35 years and to sustain the momentum.”