Sunday, August 11, 2013

Historical Development of Matt Talbot's Cause

The interesting website at is the result of years of research and collaboration between the members of the Hagiography Circle with the Congregation of the Causes of Saints and the petitioners of beatification and canonization causes from the time of the French Revolution (1789) to today, including up-to-date news at

Below is the listing for Venerable Matthew Talbot ( The definition of each entry is available at

07 June in Dublin (Ireland)    

MATTHEW (MATT) TALBOT                                                                                       
 layperson of the archdiocese of Dublin;                               
  member, Secular Franciscans                                                 
born: 02 May 1856 in Dublin (Ireland) The                     
diocese of competent bishop: Dublin                                   
CCS protocol number: 101                                                    
type of cause: heroic virtues                                                    
opening of informative process: 06 November 1931           
closing of informative process: 1934
decree on writings: 27 November 1937
 introduction of cause: 28 February 1947
 decree “non-cultu”: 04 April 1948
 opening of apostolic process: 1948
 closing of apostolic process: 1953
 decree on validity of informative and apostolic processes: 19 February
 commission of CCS officials and consultants: 25 March 1975
 session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 13 May 1975
 promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 03 October 1975
 postulator: Mons. Liam Bergin
 petitioner: Archdiocese of Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 IRELAND