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Jackie Kennedy's letters to an Irish priest reveal her hopes, heartache Published: May 14, 2014

She was fiercely private in public, but Jacqueline Kennedy bared her soul over her husband’s assassination — and infidelity — in letters to an Irish priest, reports the New York Daily News.

“I feel more cruelly every day what I have lost — I always would have rather lost my life than lost Jack. I have to think there is a God — or I have no hope of finding Jack again,” the former First Lady wrote to the Rev. Joseph Leonard in 1963 after the murder of President John F. Kennedy.

“God will have a bit of explaining to do to me if I ever see him,” she wrote in the letter, one of 33 she sent to priest between 1950 and his death in 1964. It’s unclear who’s had the letters for the past 50 years, but they’re scheduled for sale June 10 at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House and could fetch $1 million.

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