Sunday, December 9, 2007

Eddie Doherty, biographer of Matt Talbot (and St. Louis de Montfort)

Father Edward J. Doherty

Reference to Matt Talbot being influenced by the writings of St. Louis de Montfort has been noted in the previous post. One author that we will repeatedly refer to is Eddie Doherty, who has written an important biography of Matt Talbot as well as books on St. Louis de Montfort. The following information is from

"In his long career as an ace newspaper reporter, best-selling author, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Eddie Doherty has touched the hearts of thousands with his gifted reporter’s flair for words—and his lively and irresistable writing style seasoned with wit and humour. A father who suffered the tragic deaths of two wives, Eddie grew determined to help others grasp how even this world's harshest sorrows can be resplendent with Christ’s light. Having met Catherine de Hueck at her mission in Harlem, Eddie later married and co-founded the world-wide Madonna House Apostolate with her. In his later years, he was ordained a priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. More information about Eddie’s life and works can be found on his Madonna House Founder web page."

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Matt Talbot by Eddie Doherty

Fighting alcoholism, poverty, and the turmoil of Irish life at the turn of the century, Matt Talbot humbly leads us to the Mother of God. He may someday soon be declared one of Ireland's greatest saints.

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Wisdom's Fool: A Biography of St. Louis de Montfort by Eddie Doherty

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort: Priest, poet, founder of Religious Congregations, miracle worker, preacher of the Cross and prophet of the Reign of Christ through Mary.