Publications about Fr Doyle

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:

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/father-william-doyle-sj/4326311

The full text is available online for free in a variety of formats at this link:

http://archive.org/details/fatherwilliamdoy00orahuoft

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.

http://www.booksforcatholics.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=1929291655&Category_Code=Saints_and_Catholic_Heroes

FR WILLIAM DOYLE SJ BY FR JAMES BRODRICK SJ

Reproduced by kind permission of Continuum International Publishing Group

Fr William Doyle by Fr James Brodrick

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.

http://www.catholicpamphlets.net/pamphlets/The%20Exploits%20of%20Fr%20William%20Doyle%20S.%20J..pdf

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

http://freespace.virgin.net/sh.k/frwdoyle.html

NEWSLETTER FROM BENEDICTINE MONKS OF ST JOSEPH’S ABBEY IN FLAVIGNY, FRANCE (MAY 2013)

Flavigny newsletter 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

Fr Willie (1931)

BOOKLET BY FR HUGH KELLY SJ ON THE LIFE OF FR DOYLE (1920’s)

Fr William Doyle by Hugh Kelly SJ

STORIES OF FR. WILLIE (1932)

Stories of Fr Willie

Many of the booklets on this page are reproduced with kind permission of Irish Messenger Publications.

10 thoughts on “Publications about Fr Doyle

  1. Also –

    A Year’s Thoughts
    Collected From the Writings of Father William Doyle S.J.

    Longmans, Green & Co., 1922 (and many reprintings)

  2. A very good example as was Father Duffy in WW I. Many Redemporist were wounded or killed in WWI either as priest or brothers working the ambulance or as medics. I also know of one Carmelite brother killed. This along with Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty should be proclaimed to the world as an example of our dedicated priests. The standards they adhered to in the seminary as what Fr.s Doyle, Duffy, O’Flaherty and Sheen went through, to include the monastic orders, are what being a priest or nun
    is all about.
    Thank you all for this inspiring work.

  3. I stumbbled across this site by accident, and have found Fr William’s life story inspiring. I am praying that he will interced to Our Blessed Lord, for the cure of my nice Katies, who has a brain tumor, and for a young mother called Bridget, who has cancer.
    I believe, Fr William’s prayers will help Katie and Bridget, and their families, to have the Faith and courage to face the trials of the days and months a head.
    If there are any printed prayer cards I would very much like to have some, as I tried printing the prayer from the Web site this morning and it was the only part of the text missing.
    My Father William’s example and courrage, give todays Priests the inspiration to teach the True Faith in it’s wholeness and may they be obediant to the Holy Father and restore dignity to the Mass and other Liturgies.
    May Our Blessed Mother keep us safe under her maternal gaze. Ave Maria!

    • Dear Simon:

      I am sorry to hear about these illnesses. I will certainly pray for Fr Willie’s intercession in this matter.

      I have some prayer cards that I have personally printed for private use. I would be happy to send some of them to you. Please email me at frwilliedoyle@gmail.com with your address and I will send them.

      God bless you and Katie and Bridget.

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