Thursday, January 31, 2008

"We knew Matt Talbot"

There are (at least) two references with the same title, We knew Matt Talbot.

We knew Matt Talbot: Visits with his relatives and friends was authored by Albert H. Dolan, author of more than fifty books typically on the saints and Matt Talbot. This 129 page volume was published by The Carmelite Press in 1948 with Nihil obstat and Imprimatur and includes many black and white photos. This collectable is periodically for sale online.

The second, We knew Matt Talbot (without a subtitle) is a 60 minutes documentary that was filmed in 1960 and released in 1964. Its description from Radharc Films in Ireland states, " Many of the people who knew Matt Talbot were still alive in 1960. The house he lived in, the place he worked - many of the streets of Dublin were still the same as in his day. This film is a unique testament of Matt Talbot, and the Dublin that he knew, told by people who lived and worked with him."

We have not found found the full film online, but copies are sometimes listed for sale online. However, seven minutes of the film (and print information) can be viewed at