Sunday, August 30, 2015

A New Creation


A Reflection:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
 

A Short Prayer:
Lord, as you did with Venerable Matt Talbot, help us to overcome all earthly attachments and self-destructive addictions.  Make us a new creation.  Amen.
 
 
 
 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Seek the Change That Matters


"To his friends and even his family, Matt Talbot looked like an ordinary, hard-working man with a strong religious bent. On the inside, though, he was a warrior waging a spiritual battle that lasted forty-one years and made him a hero of the faith.

His story shows us that the deepest and longest-lasting changes aren’t the showy, splashy announcements. They are the inner decisions that may only take a second to make but require a lifetime to live out."
                                       Woodeene Koenig-Bricker

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paying Attention to God

The theologian, Dr. Ralph Martin (http://www.shms.edu/content/dr-ralph-martin) has stated that “prayer is, at root, simply paying attention to God.”  This definition is particularly  descriptive of Matt Talbot's focus during the last forty-one years of his life.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Venerable Matt Talbot included in new Celtic Saints book

In his latest book, The Spirituality of Celtic Saints (2015, New Priory Press), theologian Richard J. Woods, O.P., provides a thorough survey of Celtic saints.
 
Venerable Matt Talbot is included in the section titled “Urban Sanctity,” pages 216-217 (among other pages) at the link: