This is a MUST SEE video for all! Having been a longtime devotee of the once little known Jesuit priest, Fr Willie Doyle, I am delighted to discover that he is finally moving into the limelight. Many Catholics are hoping and praying that one day the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will open the path to sainthood for this holy Irish priest.
We have so much to learn from Fr Willie’s deep piety, rock-hard faith, natural humility and Christ-like charity. An enchanting sense of humour and talent to remain always positive even under great duress are further traits that endear Fr Willie Doyle to people everywhere. Sent as a Catholic Chaplain to the Western Front of the Great War in 1915, and after many months of selfless spiritual and physical care for his men and others under appalling conditions, Fr Willie died in a bomb explosion in 1917 whilst once again seeking out fallen comrades.
In the video below, starting at 4’35 minutes, ‘EWTN Live’ host, Fr Mitch Pacwa, interviews Patrick Kenny, author of the excellent Remembering Fr Wiilie Doyle SJ blog, on the life and virtues of this heroic Catholic WW1 chaplain.
Fr Willie Doyle, martyr of charity, pray for us!