Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Influence of Venerable Matt Talbot for One Family

On 10 October 2014 we posted an article about the possibility of a physical miracle involving one-year-old Talbot Joseph Watkins from Kansas and Venerable Matt Talbot, which was investigated in person by Fr. Brian Lawless, Vice Postulator for the cause of canonization of Matt Talbot (

We now have yet another very special story about Lourdes Marie Talbot Boever from Nebraska, who was born with omphaloceles.  Her birth story (Part 1) is shared in detail by her mother, Lindsay at importance of Venerable Matt Talbot and other holy persons in the life of this family is clearly noted in this and other posts.

The given names of these two children leads one to wonder how many children throughout the world have been named “Matt” and/or “Talbot” in honor of the Venerable Matt Talbot in the past ninety years?