Over the years, I have often reflected on what Jesus’ life might have been like growing up as a young Jewish boy living in obscurity. Well, Fr. Doyle, has done an outstanding job in telling us in a unique fashion what those first 12 years might have been like, in his novel “When Jesus was Twelve”. A must read!
Fr. Joseph Doyle, SSJ was born in Baltimore, MD in 1938. He graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1960 and was ordained a priest of the Society of St. Joseph (Josephite Fathers) in 1968. He has a M.A. in Theology from St. Joseph Seminary, Washington, D.C. and a D. Min. from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Wheeling Jesuit University.
Over the years, Fr. Doyle has worked in pastoral ministry, campus ministry, seminary formation and most recently retired as president emeritus from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, LA.