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To Raise the Fallen (Paperback Edition)

by Dr. Patrick Kenny
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‘To Raise the Fallen … is a distillation of the Jesuit priest’s life and teachings … Even in this secular age, there is much wisdom, love and humility in his teachings. He is not just a priest who died in the First World War. Father Willie Doyle is a man for the ages.’
– Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times

‘A moving account of a courageous priest who literally gave his life for his flock, being determined to minister at the front line, amidst the roar and stench of battle. His example speaks to our time about the healing presence of Christ at the margins, bringing love, hope, and the consolation of faith.’
– Most Rv. Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland

‘Father Willie Doyle is one of the unsung heroes of the First World War. During one of the war’s most wretched battles he sacrificed his life to tend to a wounded member of his flock. His letters in To Raise the Fallen reveal he cheerfully put up with the horrors of trench warfare – the filth, the vermin, the constant enemy shelling – to bring spiritual solace to his comrades in uniform.’
– George Marlin, author of The Sons of St Patrick: A History of the Archbishops of New York

‘Father Willie Doyle exemplified the best qualities of a Catholic chaplain: total dedication to those in his care, fearlessness in the face of enemy fire, and the willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice.’
– Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of Military Services, USA