JNEWS: Kinnally, Rev. Robert [MC1982] at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan



Father Robert Kinnally gets settled in new role at St. Aloysius

Updated 9:59 am, Friday, February 10, 2017
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NEW CANAAN — After many years working at universities Robert Kinnally had ascended to what was arguably the premier position in college admissions in 2000. It was at that point that he decided to made a profoundly life-altering decision.

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Prior to receiving “the call,” as he refers to it, Kinnally considered himself a religious person. He was raised Roman Catholic in Yonkers, N.Y. and went to Mass regularly as a child. In college, he became enraptured by literature, consuming novels and poetry fiendishly at Manhattan College and continuing his studies in literature at NYU. He wrote his master’s thesis about the baptismal imagery of water in the work of Henry James’ “The Ambassadors.”

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He loved his job, but still, the possibility of a life in church pulled at him.

“You can’t run from it. I couldn’t run from it,” Kinnally said.

Kinnally began seeing a spiritual director, a Dominican Priest, with whom he shared his dreams of joining the priesthood and worked toward his goal. In 2004, Kinnally was ordained.

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Kinnally, Rev. Robert [MC????]

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Dear John,
             I believe that Fr. Robert is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kinnally, Rev. Robert [MC1982]

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