Monk's Notre Dame
186 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 , 16 b&w illustrations
Paperback | 9780268202453 | April 2022
Hardcover | 9780268034979 | September 2005
eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268202361 | March 2021
“This book was a labor of love, and I hope my readers can share my pleasure in, once again, telling the stories of a place dear to us all.” —Father “Monk” Malloy, from the introduction
This wonderful collection of humorous, poignant, and revealing stories and anecdotes offers special insight into the university that Father Malloy has served so faithfully. Monk’s Notre Dame has a story to tell about nearly every aspect of life at Notre Dame. Father Malloy intersperses fresh insight on traditional campus events, such as new students moving into the residence halls and the annual bookstore basketball tournament, with lesser-known stories, such as the mysterious disappearance and dramatic reappearance of a statue of Father Edward Sorin at the helm of a motorboat on St. Mary’s Lake.
Father Malloy also presents charming vignettes about the people who have made Notre Dame the place it is. He offers a personal tribute to the legendary Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh and includes warm and witty stories about other C.S.C. priests and brothers, such as Charles Doremus (“Father Duck”) and Brother Cosmas Guttly, who lived to be ninety-nine. Memorable anecdotes about professors, students, and “behind the scenes” workers are also captured in this book.
Anyone who has studied, taught, or worked at the University of Notre Dame, and those otherwise interested in the university, will find Monk’s Notre Dame delightful.
Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., served from 1987 to 2005 as the sixteenth president of the University of Notre Dame, where he is currently professor of theology. He serves on the board of directors of a number of universities and national organizations and is the recipient of twenty-five honorary degrees. Father Malloy is the author of eleven books, including his three-volume memoir Monk’s Tale: The Pilgrimage Begins, 1941–1975; Monk’s Tale: Way Stations on the Journey; and Monk’s Tale: The Presidential Years, 1987–2005 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009, 2011, and 2016).
"As someone has remarked, Notre Dame is a carried book. And as a result, it is of necessity a prime locus for storytelling. . . . The origin of this collection of stories and essays was my notion that I had a responsibility to share with others the many tales passed on to me. . . . This book was a labor of love, and I hope my readers can share my pleasure in, once again, telling the stories of a place dear to us all." —Father Edward Malloy, from the introduction
"After more than forty years as student, professor, and top administrator at the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Edward 'Monk' Malloy reminisces about the institution he has served and loved. Anecdotes abound of idiosyncratic professors, residence hall pranks, Holy Week liturgies, peculiarities of campus buildings, athletic victories and defeats, and insights into the author's own personality through it all." —Rev. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C., author of The University of Notre Dame: A History
“The stories and essays that compose Monk’s Notre Dame speak to the singularity of this university as a place full of rich traditions, strong faith, and authentic community. With warmth and humility, Fr. Malloy gives us the sort of insights that come only with a lifetime spent serving Our Lady’s university.” —Shannon Cullinan, executive vice president, University of Notre Dame
“As a student, administrator, faculty member, priest-in-residence, and more, Fr. Malloy has seen our university from virtually every perspective. This book gives us all the opportunity to learn from and enjoy Notre Dame as seen through the eyes of my predecessor as president, fellow Holy Cross priest, and friend, Monk Malloy. I recommend it for anyone who loves Notre Dame or wants to better know this special place.” —Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president, University of Notre Dame
"Yet another remarkable work from a prolific writer, mentor, and educator, Monk's Notre Dame is a fast-paced, easy-to-digest, and expansive series of vignettes on all aspects of life at Notre Dame. Undoubtedly, this extraordinary book will become a must-read for the Notre Dame aficionado or casual fan." —Lou Nanni, vice president of university relations, University of Notre Dame
"For those who know Notre Dame (and even those who don't!), Monk's Notre Dame is sure to delight. This heartwarming "narrative of the institution" is full of stories and anecdotes that bring to life the essence of Notre Dame told from the perspective of one of her most loyal sons. I will surely recommend it to all the alumni of Notre Dame." —Dolly Duffy, executive director, University of Notre Dame Alumni Association
"Over the course of a half-century, few have had the opportunity to observe Notre Dame from as many perspectives (student, student-athlete, dorm staff, professor, administrator, university president) as Fr. Monk Malloy. In Monk’s Notre Dame, he shares a collection of colorful anecdotes, a historical glimpse of the people, places, and events defining the life of the university during his tenure. My unexpected delight was how many of his reflections unearthed long-forgotten personal recollections and reminded me of the unique nature of each Notre Dame experience." —Missy Conboy, senior deputy director of athletics, University of Notre Dame
"With humility, humor, and keen insight, in Monk’s Notre Dame Fr. Malloy chronicles the people, places, sights, and sounds that make up this special place. In these pages, he emerges as Notre Dame’s master tour guide and bard." —Patricia A. O'Hara, professor emerita of law, University of Notre Dame