To Raise the Fallen

To Raise the Fallen : A Selection of the War Letters, Prayers and Spiritual Writings of Fr Willie Doyle

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Irish military chaplain Willie Doyle SJ died in action during the Battle of Passchendaele on 16 August 1917, having been hit by a German shell while rushing to the aid of wounded soldiers trapped in No Man's Land. This book introduces readers to this remarkable figure from Irish Catholicism whose faith, courage and generosity in the face of untold devastation continues to inspire Christians and non-Christians alike. It comprises a selection of Willie Doyle's rich and vivid letters from the front, alongside diary entries, prayers, spiritual writings, and extracts from pamphlets on the vocational life that made him a publishing sensation across Europe in the early years of the twentieth century. Father Doyle's compassion, cheerfulness, and humility, alongside his great valor in wartime, are testament to his commitment to Gospel values, while his final act of bravery truly epitomizes Christ's edict that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends'.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 1847308074
  • 9781847308078
  • 257,165

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