"My arrival in Pueblo was on February 1, 1889. The work of the parish is about the same everywhere, so there is not much to tell. The interior of the church needed renovating, the woodwork needed paint and a debt of twenty-five hundred dollars was crying for liquidation. All this was accomplished within the year, and when the unfinished church of St. Leo, Denver, became vacant and needed a pastor the next year, Bishop Matz, asked me to undertake the task of completing the church and directing the activities of the parish."
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