I depart on my holiday today and, given the lack of connectivity where I will be staying, I will be unable to add any new posts to this blog for the duration of the trip. I will, however, be able to access email.
Also, from July 4th to 9th I will be taking part in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius preached by the wonderful monks of St Joseph’s Abbey in Flavigny. As a result I will also be unable to add posts during that week (and of course unable to access email as well).
Normal service will resume from July 10th or 11th, so please make sure to check back then for daily snippets from, and about, Fr Doyle. I also hope to add more biographical material and links on my return.
In the meantime, I have added just a couple of advance posts below for July 1st and July 4th because the feasts on those days shed some light on different aspects of Fr Doyle’s character and life.
For those who wish to know more about the Spiritual Exercises, which were so integral to the formation of Fr Doyle, you can read a very good introduction to them here: http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog/2010/03/23/what-are-ignatian-spiritual-exercises