SJF.r. Willie Doyle was born on the 3rd March 1873. his cause for sainthood was launched in the diocese of Meath in 2022
He played a pivotal role in the founding of our Monastery in 1914, and was a true father to the community, but he is mainly known for his heroic service as chaplain to the Irish soldiers in World War 1. He died, 16 august 1917, when he was hit by a shell, while trying to save two Ulstermen soldiers, who were not even in his regiment. His intercession has already won many favours for those who turn to him in need. There is an excellent book on his life and writings; "To Raise The Fallen" by Patrick Kenny and also www.williedoyle.org has some great videos.
Some of Fr. Willie's Sayings
"I think the best of all prayers is to quietly kneel and let Jesus pour himself into your soul".
"Look upon nothing as too small to offer to Jesus"
"To do something great and heroic may never come; but I can make my life heroic by faithfully and daily putting my best effort into each duty as it comes around".
"Keep smiling: it is the very best remedy for gloom".
"Let him act", must be your motto. Jesus will bring all things right in the end. The more I get to know God, the more inclined I feel to let him work out things in his own way and time, and to go on peacefully not troubling about anything.
Prayer for the Beatification and Canonisation of Fr. Willie doyle SJ
Eternal Father, your priest, Fr. William Doyle, offered his life as a sacrifice to your love. With zeal for the salvation of souls, he sought to raise the fallen and console the broken-hearted. Amid the horrors of war, he was a servant of your grace and an advocate for peace and reconciliation. Teach us to imitate his love for you and his heroic devotion to your service.
If it is your will that he should be venerated among the Saints of your Church, make known by miracles and favours the glory he enjoys in your presence. Trusting in your merciful goodness, graciously grant us, through his intercession, the grace of.......... Amen
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...
Blessed Columba Marmion preached the annual retreat to the sisters, here in College Rd. in Nov. 1921, as the fledgling community was struggling to find its feet.This was enough to form a very close bond between them and he kept in touch writing five letters to the sisters, the last one was dated 30th Dec. 1922, exactly one month before he died.
Also a new book recently published is well worth a read, it gives a wonderful description of God's manificent plan for us! So don't miss; "Becoming Human BECOMING DIVINE" The Christian Life According to Blessed Columba Marmion by Columba Mc Cann OSB, published by Veritas 2022.
Prayer to Blessed Columba Marmion
God our Father, You have given Blessed Columba Marmion a clear understanding of the doctrine that following our baptism in Christ, we have become Your adopted sons and daughters in Jesus Christ. In your goodness, listen to the prayers we now offer through his intercession,on behalf of N. ..............
Teach us to live generously as true Christians, in filial trust with a simplicity filled with love, and if it is your wish,give a clear indication by miracles that you esteem your servant, Blessed Cloumba, to be filled with your grace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Some of our sisters with a picture of Blessed Columba.
Sister Faustina shares a little about her vocational journey to the Poor Clares in Cork
pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all those suffering or afraid,
that You will be close to them and protect them.
We pray for world leaders,
for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.
We pray for the world; that in this moment of crisis,
we may reach out in solidarity
to our brothers and sisters in need.
May we walk in Your ways
so that peace and justice
become a reality for the people of Ukraine
and for all the world.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.
Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for us.
"Say the Rosary everyday, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war"
(Our Lady of Fatima, 13th May 1917)
- 150th anniversary of Fr. Willie Doyle's birth 1873 - 3rd March - 2023
- Centenary Year of Blessed Columba Marmion OSB 1923 - 30th Jan. - 2023
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- Prayer for the People of Ukraine
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Poor Clare Chapel
Monday to Friday
Mass at 7:30am
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Mass at 10:00am
Occasionally, if the priest is not available at 7:30am weekdays, Mass will be held at 10:00am