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Stephen Casey

Stephen Casey is a retired associate professor, Classics, Concordia University. He lives in Montreal.

Stephen Casey was twenty-one when he entered the Jesuit Order in Canada in 1947. His striving for Christian perfection led to depression and eventually to a complete breakdown. After thirty-seven years as a Jesuit he left the priesthood.
The Greater Glory is a candid memoir about a way of life that, after fifteen hundred years, is disappearing, Casey offers a vivid and incisive portrayal of the seminary, especially the training for novices – the physical and spiritual discipline, the asceticism, the anxieties that surrounded the socialization of young seminarians, the struggles that their chosen careers held for them.
Casey not only reveals the condition of Catholicism in Canada in the twentieth century but, in a voice that is honest without being bitter or vindictive, shows how one man transcended his painful experiences to find peace.

Books by Stephen Casey

Casey_lg The Greater Glory

English

Canadian