Jackie Kennedy Letters to Priest Out

    Former United States President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy attend a dinner in honor of Andre Malraux, minister of state for cultural affairs of France, in Washington, in this handout image taken on May 11, 1962. November 22, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. REUTERS/Robert Knudsen/The White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX15FKN

    Robert Knudsen/The White House, via Reuters

    Jacqueline Kennedy was as private as she was beloved, but newly released letters from a 14-year correspondence with a Dublin priest reveal some of the deepest insights into her marriage to JFK. In the letters, which go up for auction next month, she begins writing to Father Joseph Leonard before she married Kennedy in 1953. Bride-to-be Bouvier expressed concern that Kennedy is “like my father in a way—loves the chase and is bored with the conquest—and once married needs proof he’s still attractive, so flirts with other women and resents you.” After JFK's assassination, she wrote “God will have a bit of explaining to do to me if I ever see Him.”

    Read it at Irish Times