Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Memorial to Matt Talbot in the Dublin Pro-Cathedral

 Matthew Talbot, son of Charles and Elizabeth Talbot, was baptised in the Pro-Cathedral on 5 May, 1856.

In 2006 Timothy Schmalz, a Canadian sculptor, donated this memorial to the Pro-Cathedral on the 150th anniversary of Matt’s birth and baptism

According to the sculptor, “this bronze sculpture incorporates the traditional Irish symbol of a Celtic cross as the framework for the overall design. The sculpture clearly shows that Matt is chained to Mary and the Cross itself. These chains are broken at the lower part of the piece where the addictions are represented.” ( This 10 ft. sculpture can also be viewed in greater detail at