8 February 1917

This is my vocation: reparation and penance for the sins of priests; hence the constant urging of our Lord to generosity.

COMMENT: Reparation for the sins of priests was a constant theme of Fr Doyle’s private spiritual life and of his practice of mortification. This theme became ever more important as he neared the end of his life – even when in the midst of the war he sought to make reparation for the sins of priests. In many ways Fr Doyle is more relevant for us now than he was in the years immediately after his death. 

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