Kevin Hanlon

Fr. Kevin Hanlon was ordained for Maryknoll in 1989, and was assigned to Japan, where he has spent a total of seventeen years in both Hokkaido and Kyoto Dioceses. Along the way, he earned a Doctorate in Mission Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and afterwards taught at Notre Dame Women’s College in Kyoto (Sacred Scripture). Fr. Hanlon returned to the U.S. in 2005 to serve as a mission educator and promoter, and was an advisor to the USCCB Committee for World Missions for two years.

Fr. Hanlon has written a number of journal articles on mission, and authored the book Popular Catholicism in Japan: Their Own Voices, Their Spiritual Writers, and Their Devotional Art (Tokyo: Enderle, 2004). He is presently the U.S. Region Superior of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, and lives at their headquarters in Ossining, NY.