Priest Eyewitness at the Battle of the Somme: Fr Willie Doyle (SJ)

Fr. William Doyle SJ - 1873-1917

Fr. William Doyle SJ – 1873-1917

Below is the audio broadcast of the latest episode of EWTN radio’s “Celtic Connections”. Guest to the programme, Dr. Patrick Kenny, gives a moving testimony of the life of the exceptional Irish priest, Fr Willie Doyle. In World War 1 Father Willie Doyle volunteered to go as Military Chaplain and was an eyewitness at the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest battle of the whole war. Throughout the war Father Willie proved himself a true hero, strong in Faith and strong in the face of adversity, but it was his loving devotion to his men, all men, and their spiritual welfare that, after his sudden death from a bursting shell, which earned him such fervent tributes, from both Catholics and Protestants alike.

Dr. Patrick Kenny runs the website and blog dedicated to his memory, http://www.fatherdoyle.com

 

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