Friday, March 24, 2017

Grzegorz Returns to his Venerable Matt Talbot Mission


We welcome back online, Grzegorz Jakielski, who experienced a major health issue, lengthy hospital stay, and is now recuperating at home (with internet access). We are grateful to all who prayed for him and continue to do so. Grzegorz writes both in English and Polish as well as speaks about Venerable Matt Talbot.

Below are some of his most recent posts in English on his Matt Talbot Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Matt-Talbot-304690079653019/:

"When Matt was twenty-three years old in 1879, Mary appeared in Knock, Country Mayo, and at the age of sixty-one, she appeared to the children of Fatima in Portugal."
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  Cross which belonged to Venerable Matt Talbot.
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Another 1000 cards with prayer for the beatification of Venerable Matt Talbot straight from the printer. They will be distributed for free in Poland.
If you want help us share prayer cards and information about Venerable Matt Talbot please send private massage (to his Facebook link above. The card is also available in English.)


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Statue of the Venerable Matt Talbot, the patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism, sculpted by Brian P. Hanlon, graces the back gardens of the Loyola Jesuit Center retreat house in Morristown, NJ.
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"Let us Pray
Venerable Matt Talbot, addict for Christ, look down upon all of us in our strugles with different addictions, in bondage, tortured of soul, heart and mind, blind to the saving light of Christ. Through your prayers, let us have our eyes oponed by grace to see salvation in the Holy One of God, who hung upon a Cross so that we may be set free. Father, pour out your light and blessing in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen."

From "Comfort my people. Prayers and Reflections Inspired by the Venerable Matt Talbot" by Fr. Tom Ryan (https://www.catholicireland.net/comfort-my-people-prayers-and-reflection-inspired-by-the-venerable-matt-talbot/)

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21.03.2017 - 3000 days [until] the hundredth anniversary of the death of the Venerable Matt Talbot