can recall the presence of Father O'Connell at that time and must have followed his very remarkable career.
He remained but a few months in Medford after Father Donnelly's death, and then was sent as an assistant to St. Joseph's Church in the West End of Boston.
After a few years he was chosen to be the rector of the American College of Propaganda in Rome, of which he is an alumnus.
While there he was appointed Bishop of Portland, Maine, from which place he was sent on a papal mission to Japan.
After his return he was appointed coadjutor to Archbishop Williams of Boston, and at his death succeeded him in the Archbishopric.
This office he still holds, with the unique distinction of having been recently raised to the Cardinalate, the first Cardinal ever appointed for New England. His Eminence dedicated our new Catholic Church in Medford last June, and he spoke from the altar most feelingly of his admiration for the saintly character of Father Donnelly, of the privilege it had been