Thursday, December 27, 2007

Matt Talbot as a saintly example of alcoholism

Although the focus of Ordinary Suffering of Extraordinary Saints (2000), about one hundred six saintly persons who experienced afflictions common to all people, is pastoral in purpose, it is surprising that Matt Talbot is referred to as "blessed" rather than "venerable" by the author, Fr. Vincent O'Malley, C.M. His source (Wallace, 1992) does not use the word "blessed" or "venerable."
Fr. O'Malley is the author of additional books about saints.

The MT content can be read at:,M1