Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Venerable Matt Talbot’s “Feast Day”

Matt Talbot was an ordinary poor, Dublin working man, an unskilled laborer with very limited education who struggled with alcoholism. But through the grace of God, Matt was able to overcome his addiction and live a life of heroic holiness, virtue and charity.

He is a great witness that even in addiction, there is hope. May we ask Matt to help those we know in our families and community who are struggling with addictions.

May we also ask God to raise this humble working man to the list of Saints in the Church for he is surely already in heaven.

Matt’s “Feast Day” is commemorated on June 19.

 Venerable Matt Talbot, pray for us