Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Videos about the Life of Matt Talbot

We have previously noted some videos about Matt Talbot (

Five very informative additional videos are now available at They include
Early Life 1. Matt's Early Life
Dark Years 2. The Dark Years
Matt's Conversion 3. Matt's Conversion
Video 04  4. Matt the Worker
Video 05  5. Death & Legacy
Each can be downloaded by clicking its link.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Matt Talbot Novena 2012 Schedule

Matt Talbot Novena 2012

All are invited to the 2012 Matt Talbot Novena beginning October 2 (and subsequent Tuesdays during October and November) at SS John & Paul Church, Shannon, Co. Clare.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Belonging to a Twelve-Step Fellowship

Matt Talbot did not have the recovery option of Alcoholics Anonymous, which would not be developed for another half-century. However, former Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Matt Talbot, Fr. Morgan Costello, has noted in his publication,"Matt Talbot: Hope for Addicts" (1987; 2001), that elements of A.A.’s twelve-steps can be identified in Matt’s alcoholism recovery. 

In his Winter, 2012, quarterly newsletter, The Twelve-Step Review, Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. discusses the value of belonging to an anonymous fellowship today, not only for the addict but also for spouses, parents, children, or friends of addicts. His article, “Do I need a 12-Step Group?,” can be found at

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Place your Petition at the Shrine of Matt Talbot

For all who would like to place a petition at the Shrine of Matt Talbot in Dublin (and are unable to do so in person), you are invited to do so online at