Thomas F. McKenna, C.M., presently Provincial Superior of the
Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, has been in
leadership positions in the Vincentian community for over 19 years.
He is on leave from St. John’s University, where he teaches
spirituality as a tenured member of the Theology Department. Fr.
McKenna has published extensively in various theological journals
and has authored Praying with St. Vincent de Paul. He has been
involved in retreat work, nationally and internationally. Father
earned a Doctorate in Systematic Theology from The Catholic
University of America, Th.M. from Mary Immaculate Seminary and his
M.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s University. The University
bestowed on Fr. McKenna an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.