Prayer request

Today, instead of a comment from Fr Doyle, I have a prayer request. I don’t normally do this, but this is a worthy case.

There is a lady in the US whose initials are EC who has a great devotion to Fr Doyle (I am omitting her name at her request to facilitate her anonymity). She has even named her recently born fifth child after him. EC’s parents have a number of serious health problems, but she herself is struggling with a serious eye disease which carries a high risk of blindness. She has already had to give up driving and reading books. She is due to have eye surgery tomorrow (February 13) and again in two weeks (Feb 27), and the surgery itself is obviously risky.

EC has requested prayers for her family and also for her own healing. Let us ask Fr Willie, to whom EC is devoted, to intercede for her health and for her family. Remember – in the first 14 years after his death, the Irish Jesuits received reports of 6,426 alleged favours from all around the world through Fr Doyle’s intercession. Some of them even relate to healing of the eye. You may read more about them here:

Here is the prayer (for private use) that was written and approved in the 1920’s for Fr Doyle’s intercession:

O Jesus, who has given us the example of Your servant, Father William Doyle, graciously grant us the favours we ask You through his intercession…[Make petition.]

Teach us to imitate his love for You, his heroic devotion to Your service, his zeal for repairing the outrages done to Your glory and for the salvation of souls. Hear our prayer and show us the credit he now enjoys in heaven so that we may soon be able to venerate him in public worship.”

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be