KENNY, MICHAEL S., 1863-1946


Clergyman. Born– June 28, 1863,  Glankeen, Tipperary, Ireland. Parents– Dermot Shelley and Kathleen (Maders) Kenny. Education– Crescent and Mungret College, Limerick; Royal Irish University; Divinity Schools of Dublin and Ghent; Fordham University, Ph.D.   Emigrated to the United States in 1886, naturalized in 1892. Ordained in the Roman Catholic Church, 1897. Taught at Spring Hill College in Alabama, Loyola University in New Orleans, La., and Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.; lectured extensively; moved to New York in 1908 and co-founded America, a Catholic weekly, and was its associate editor until 1915. In his 50th Jesuit year, the governor of Louisiana, the mayor of New Orleans, and some 200 graduates of Loyola University gathered at a public reception for him.  Awarded the Litt. D. by Spring Hill College, 1930. Died November 12, 1946.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama; Mobile Press Register, 1946.


American Masonry and Catholic Education. New Orleans, La.; Holy Spirit Society, 1919.

Catholic Culture in Alabama; Centenary Story of Spring Hill College, 1830-1930. New York; America Press, 1931.

Ireland’s Case; …. New Orleans, La.; Morning Star Pub., 1919.

The Martyrs of Virginia, 1571. Richmond, Va.; Society for the Propagation of the Faith of the Diocese of Richmond, 1936.

The Mexican Crisis; Its Causes and Consequences. Brooklyn, N.Y.; International Catholic Truth Society, 1927?

No God Next Door; Red Rule in Mexico and Our Responsibility. New York; William J. Hirten Co., 1935.

Pedro Martinez, S.J., Martyr in Florida, 1565; Jesuit Protomartyr of the New World. St. Leo, Fla.; Abbey Press, 1939.

The Romance of the Floridas; the Finding and Founding. Milwaukee; Bruce, 1934.


Glankeen of Borrisoleigh, Tipperary Parish. Dublin; J. Duffy & Co., 1944.