Rev. Leonard A. Kennedy, C.S.B., was born in England in 1922, but moved to Canada when he was four. He grew up in Hamilton. In 1940 he attended St. Michael’s College, Toronto and entered the Basilian Novitiate a year later. He was ordained in 1947. He spent most of his life in academia and became an expert on Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Kennedy taught psychology and philosophy at St. Michael’s College Toronto, was president of Assumption University in Windsor, Ont., and president of St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon. In 1982, he became the Dean of Philosophy at the Centre for Thomistic Studies in Houston, Texas. He passed away in 2010.