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William Fahey

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William Edmund Fahey is Fellow and President of Thomas More College of Liberal Art in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He has taught and lectured in the United States and Europe on various monastic subjects. A founder and chairman of the Classical and Early Christian Studies program at Christendom College, Fahey earned his Ph.D. in Early Christian Studies from the Catholic University of America. He is a Benedictine Oblate (Postulant) of Our Lady of the Assumption Monastery (Clear Creek, Oklahoma). He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and five children.

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