Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Living proof of Christianity"

 In his homily for Divine Mercy Sunday 7th April 2013 at Knock Shrine, Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, refers to both living and deceased Christians, including Matt Talbot, as proof of Christianity:

“...Jesus said to Thomas: “You believe because you have seen me.  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (Jn 20:29).  Thomas wanted proof.

What is the proof of Christianity for those who cannot see Jesus the way Thomas saw him?  Individual Christians.  We are the proof of Christianity.  Christians who live their Catholic faith in a radiant and wholehearted way; Christians like Matt Talbot, Edel Quinn and Sister Faustina Kowlaska.  They are the proof of Christianity.  They are the ones who help people who have not seen Jesus the way that Thomas did, to believe in him, to love him and to serve him.  Let us entrust ourselves and all our petitions today to Mary, the woman of faith and love, the Mother of God, Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland.”


Archbishop Brown also posted the following about Matt Talbot at