Real devotion to the Blessed Sacrament is only to be gained by hard, grinding work of dry adoration before the Hidden God. But such a treasure cannot be purchased at too great a cost, for once obtained, it makes of this life as near an approach to heaven as we can ever hope for.
COMMENT: It is with great satisfaction that we note that Fr Doyle has been announced as one of the patrons of the newly established Confraternity of Priest Adorers of the Eucharistic Face of Jesus. This Confraternity, which is primarily aimed at priests (although lay people may also be enrolled as associate members) has recently been established at Silverstream Priory in County Meath. You may read more about it here: http://cenacleosb.org/confraternity/
The Confraternity is primarily aimed at the sanctification of its members and of the priesthood itself. This was a cause very dear to Fr Doyle’s heart; indeed he offered his sufferings in the war, and even his very life itself, for the sanctification of priests and in reparation for the sins of priests. Anybody familiar with recent Irish history will know how important this intention is.
This development is, once again, evidence of the devotion to Fr Doyle that already exists, and it is hoped that many more people, especially priests, will become more aware of Fr Doyle through this Confraternity.