This website was launched 10 years ago today. How quickly time goes! At the time, I wasn’t sure how it would develop or whether anyone would be interested or whether I would have personally have the interest, or material, to keep it going. I honestly never thought that I would still be running it 10 years later.
I guess I now know the answer to all of these questions!
The last 10 years shows me that there is a global interest in Fr Doyle’s life and spirit. Many people around the world write to me asking about Fr Doyle’s cause or asking about the possibility of a posthumous award of the Victoria Cross or reporting a favour allegedly granted through Fr Doyle’s intercession or asking for prayers through Fr Doyle’s intercession. Others write to tell me about the inter-generational devotion to Fr Doyle in their family because of the help he gave to their grandfather or great-grandfather in the war.
Perhaps the most interesting of all are those – especially the young – who write to me having heard of Fr Doyle for the first time, and who have become intrigued by his spirit and his message and want to know more.
The last 10 years have seen a huge increase in interest in Fr Doyle. This is most clearly seen in the range of books and TV programmes that have been produced about him over this time. Links to these books can be found in the right hand column of this page (for those viewing it on a computer or laptop).
Thank you to all of those who have helped and commented and become friends through this site over the past 10 years. Let us continue to work together to make Fr Doyle more well known and hasten the day when the cause for his canonisation is opened.