Monday, June 17, 2013


I have been working (or avoiding working) on a long form piece for some time. The foundation of the work is a series of several hundred letters written by my father's uncle, the late Msgr. John J. O'Leary.

These letters were written (primarily) to his mother and father while O'Leary was a seminarian at the North American College in Rome from 1920 to 1924.

Recently, one of the letters has been published in Roman Echoes which is the  magazine of the Pontifical North American College (2013 Issue 3). I look forward to continuing to work with the Editors in the hopes that engaging with them will encourage me to engage more with the source materials.