Carmel Uí Cheallaigh launched her children’s book about Fr Doyle – Man of the People – two weeks ago. I am only now getting an opportunity to post about it today – apologies for the delay.
The book launch was a huge success, with another massive crowd in attendance on a cold winter’s night, once again showing the widespread appeal of Fr Doyle. The book is a great introduction to Fr Doyle’s life for children, and it would make a great gift for any child. We live at a strange time in history in which empty celebrities attract far too much attention, often to the detriment of our children. Fr Doyle was a true hero, and is is important that children be introduced to the example and spirit of heroes like him.
The is the 4th book about Fr Doyle to be published in as many years, all written by lay people. There is also a major docudrama in production right now – more on this later in the week. Fr Doyle’s appeal is surely growing. When initial investigations into his canonisation cause were completed in the late 1930’s, the Jesuits of that time said that his case should be left to Providence. Perhaps that time of Providence has now arrived?
Man of the People would make a great Christmas gift, and it can be purchased here: http://www.alanhannas.com/shopexd.asp?id=7115014