Posts Tagged ‘Fr Joseph Leonard’

Jackie Kennedy’s letters to priest returned to family

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Letters sent to an Irish priest by Jackie Kennedy, the former US first lady, have been returned to the Kennedy family. This was announced by the Vincentian order in Dublin on September 5. The order said the decision had been taken with “regard to the respect due to what is correspondence of a private nature”. Read more

All Hallows College to close after Kennedy letters sale off

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

All Hallows College in Dublin has announced it is to close its doors only days after its proposed sale of Jackie Kennedy’s letters was stopped. The former United States first lady’s letters were written to Vincentian Fr Joseph Leonard, who died in 1964. The proposed sale was stopped after the intervention of the Kennedy family. Read more

Jackie Kennedy letters to priest withdrawn from sale

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Deeply personal letters from former United States first lady Jackie Kennedy to a priest have been withdrawn from sale. All Hallows College in Ireland announced that the letters would not be put up for auction as first planned. The Tablet reports this decision came after members of Mrs Kennedy’s family intervened. Mrs Kennedy corresponded with Read more

Jackie Kennedy letters to priest show her struggles with faith

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Newly published letters between Jackie Kennedy and a priest reveal the former US first lady’s struggles to keep her faith after her husband was assassinated. The priest was Vincentian Fr Joseph Leonard, a lecturer at Dublin’s All Hallows College, who died in 1964. Excerpts from the letters were published in the Irish Times. One letter, Read more