FATHER WILLIAM DOYLE SJ BY PROFESSOR ALFRED O’RAHILLY
A reprint of an early edition of O’Rahilly’s Life of Fr William Doyle. This is a highly readable and moving account of Fr Doyle’s life. It is the single best source of information on the life and spirituality of Fr Doyle and is essential reading for those with an interest in his life.
From a review of the 4th edition of the book in The Irish Monthly, 1931, published by the Irish Jesuit Province:
We cannot recommend this work too highly to our readers, for it is one of the best modern biographies we have seen, and has already done much to arouse an intelligent appreciation of Catholic asceticism both within the Church and without. Translations have been made into the German, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch and Polish languages. Professor O’Rahilly has given us an unique story of one of the outstanding personalities of the Great War and at the same time a study in spirituality which is destined to rank among the classics of modern religious life.
A reprint of the book can be purchased here:
The full text is available online for free in a variety of formats at this link:
MERRY IN GOD
A reprint of the 1939 book about Fr Doyle, Merry in God. This book is largely based on O’Rahilly’s life, but includes new anecdotes and details of Fr Doyle’s life and does not treat the theological and spiritual aspects of his life in the same level of detail. The book was published anonymously. but was in fact written by Fr Willie’s brother, Fr Charles Doyle S.J.
FR WILLIAM DOYLE SJ BY FR JAMES BRODRICK SJ
Reproduced by kind permission of Continuum International Publishing Group
PAMPHLET ABOUT FATHER DOYLE
A pamphlet entitled “The exploits of Fr William Doyle”. I do not know the name of the author or the circumstances of its original publication. Please contact me if you have information. This pamphlet mainly focuses on his war exploits.
A SONG FEATURING FATHER DOYLE
The existence of this song is a good indication of the esteem in which Fr Doyle was once held.
A TRIBUTE PAGE TO FATHER DOYLE
NEWSLETTER FROM BENEDICTINE MONKS OF ST JOSEPH’S ABBEY IN FLAVIGNY, FRANCE (MAY 2013)
BOOKLET PUBLISHED IN 1931 WITH A SUMMARY OF FR DOYLE’S LIFE AND REFERENCES TO 6,426 FAVOURS ALLEGEDLY THROUGH FR DOYLE’S INTERCESSION
BOOKLET BY FR HUGH KELLY SJ ON THE LIFE OF FR DOYLE (1920’s)
STORIES OF FR. WILLIE (1932)
Many of the booklets on this page are reproduced with kind permission of Irish Messenger Publications.