Fr Doyle’s 103rd anniversary is in two days time – August 16. It is an excellent time to tell people about his life and his message. I always find that people – even if they have little or no faith or interest in religion – are amazed at his life and his heroism when they first encounter him. Introducing people to the example of Fr Doyle is a useful act of apostolate.
Perhaps it would be good to take the opportunity of his anniversary to tell people about Fr Doyle? Perhaps his example has enriched your life in some way? There’s no better way to thank him than by telling others about him.
You could refer people to this site – talk to them, email them, or put a note about it on Facebook or twitter or some other social network.
Have you told your local priest about Fr Doyle? Or if you are in a prayer group, have you told them?
Have you read any of the books about Fr Doyle? The classic and original O’Rahilly biography, or Carole Hope’s Worshiper and Worshipped, or the Catholic Truth Society booklet by K.V. Turley? This CTS booklet has the great advantage of being relatively cheap to buy – you can buy a bundle and distribute them! Perhaps you could give Carmel Kelly’s Man of the People to a child? Or perhaps my own recent effort To Raise the Fallen? Or perhaps you might want to buy and watch EWTN’s Bravery Under Fire?
Almost all of us can find something to do to make Fr Doyle more well known over these next two days!