"The priest turns and raises aloft the Sacred Host. In loving adoration, in reverent awe, the invisible angels fall prostrate. The bell tinkles softly, fragrant clouds of sweet-smelling incense ascend on high, and in the remotest corner of the vast church every head is bowed in adoration. It is a solemn moment, a moment when the silent streams of grace pour down upon our souls. God’s hands are lifted up to bless us; His sacred face is turned upon us, and He waits oh ! so eagerly for us to ask some favour that He may win our hearts by His generosity. Let us ask, then, confidently and show our trust in God’s great goodness by the boldness of our requests."
I wrote an earlier post on Fr. Doyle after learning about the heroic priest military chaplain from Fr. Mark Kirby on his blog, Vultus Christi.
Now a reader has kindly informed me of a new site called Remembering Fr William Doyle SJ, a blog that "seeks to share some daily reflections from the writings of the heroic, but largely forgotten, Jesuit "martyr" Fr Willie Doyle. My hope is that more people can come to know, and learn from, this remarkable man."
The quotes, prayer and video were found on this admirable new blog. I encourage you to take the time to learn about Fr. Doyle and benefit from his valuable reflections and the heroic example of his life.
Prayer for the Intercession of Fr. Doyle:
O Jesus, who has given us the example of Your servant, Father William Doyle, graciously grant us the favours we ask You through his intercession...[Make petition.]
Teach us to imitate his love for You, his heroic devotion to Your service, his zeal for repairing the outrages done to Your glory and for the salvation of souls. Hear our prayer and show us the credit he now enjoys in heaven so that we may soon be able to venerate him in public worship."
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
A song featuring Fr. Doyle:
Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of his Church, to offer upto God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.