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‘The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck’ – Reflections on Leadership


A few months after my eight-year term of office as Abbot of Glenstal Abbey had ended in August, 2016, I was asked by Bishop John Fleming of the diocese of Killala to address his priests as follows: ‘Having just stepped down from your role as a religious leader in your community would you share with us your reflections on being a leader in the Irish Church today and how it might look in the future?’
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