Sunday, January 11, 2015

Purcell's book, “Matt Talbot and His Times,” is available online

Seven years ago we posted a message ( that "anyone who is seriously interested in the life of Matt Talbot needs to read the two books authored by Mary Purcell  (1906-1991), who has been described as the ‘doyenne of religious biographers’ and the possibly definitive biographer of Matt Talbot. These books are Matt Talbot and His Times (rev. ed., 1977), and Remembering Matt Talbot (rev. ed., 1990)." 

While these two books are still available for purchase online, there is now a PDF online copy of Matt Talbot and His Times with a Foreward by Fr. Brian Lawless, current  Vice Postulator for the Cause of Matt Talbot, at