Thursday, May 28, 2015

Devotees of Matt Talbot are encouraged to attend these Dublin Masses

Saturday 30th May

Fr. Michael Shields will visit the Matt Talbot Shrine, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mac Dermott Street, Dublin 1 and celebrate Matt Talbot Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm followed by Healing Service.  Come and pray a Litany of Healing, Hope and Joy.

Sunday 31st May
Matt Talbot Novena Mass & Prayers for Healing at 3.00 pm at the Matt Talbot Shrine, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mac Dermott Street, Dublin1. Supervised car parking.

Friday 5th June
Matt Talbot Novena Mass & Prayers for Healing at 7.30 pm. St. Agatha’s Church, North William Street, Dublin 1.
Saturday 6th June

Memorial Mass for Matt Talbot & our deceased loved ones at 7.00 pm. Service of Light from 8.00-11.00 pm. Matt Talbot Shrine, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mac Dermott Street, Dublin 1

Sunday 7th June

Corpus Christi Mass at 9.30 am.  Procession to Granby Lane at 10.15 am for laying of wreath, prayers and blessing. St. Saviour’s Church, Dominick Street, Dublin 1.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Praying for Those in the Grip of Death by Addiction

Today, we pray with one voice, asking that each of those suffering from the spiritual death of addiction will be liberated from the bonds of compulsion and craving; that the hold of these harmful behaviors will be released forever.

We call to you, Lord Jesus, and to the Power upon whom you called, that like the Prodigal Son, these brothers and sisters, held in the grip of death by addiction, will be able to return to a life free from harmful dependence.

Matt Talbot was led out of the despair of dependence, by living and working in prayerful devotion. He was dedicated to helping others. Through abstinence, prayer, the Sacraments, and reading of the Word, he was saved. Today, we ask that each of the addicted be led out of the shadows and into the light of hope.

With the example of this humble servant, and all the Saints who have struggled and prevailed, we ask that our plea for sobriety be heard, and that the energy needed for recovery will be available to all who seek Your help.

Show us the way out of addiction. Lead us to a new life of Faith. Teach us, through the example of Matt Talbot, to discipline of living addiction free lives.

Send each of those who suffer from addiction behavior the strength and courage needed to overcome dependence. Inspire us to seek abstinence and sobriety in our day to day lives, to live as Matt Talbot lived, by the light of Your Holy Spirit, and the guidance of Your redeeming grace, as we seek the miracle of recovery. 

We ask this in the name of God, the Most High, Amen.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Relying on the Lord

Venerable Matt Talbot’s life illustrates that the Lord can break all involuntary chains, even the chains in our own minds which hold us back from true peace.*

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Venerable Matt Talbot, pray for us that we may grow in the serenity, courage and wisdom which comes from God alone.

*Note:  The chains that Matt was wearing at the time of his death were symbolic of his great devotion to Mary and Jesus. Without those chains, which were inspired by St. Louis de Monfort, we would not know of Matt Talbot today.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Introducing Venerable Matt Talbot Via Tellagami

This 15 second Gami video ( was published on Apr 10, 2015 by Susan Pombrio. The Matt Talbot image was posted four years ago at


Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Prayer for a Miracle of Healing

Personally knowing the power of prayer and facing yet another deadly health challenge poignantly described at, Robert asked his uncle, Monsignor Bill, who knew of Matt Talbot, to write a prayer for him.  This is that prayer:
Venerable Matt Talbot, you sobered up through a simple daily program of complete reliance on God after pledging yourself to live without alcohol. You did this with the encouragement and guidance of two spiritual  directors. You lived your Catholic faith after the example of Mary our mother and her beloved Son\, Jesus our Savior.  You began each day with Mass and Holy Communion.  You prayed and fasted  constantly.  You gave what little you possessed or earned through your hard work to the poor.
We come to you,  Dear Matt, on behalf of our beloved Robert who has suffered so much since his fall. We are asking you to intercede for a miracle of healing for Robert from the cancer that threatens to take his life.  Please go to Jesus and Mary and plead with them for this great favor.  We will be grateful to you for all our lives.
Conclude with 3 our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s and conclude with: O Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you. Immaculate Heart of Mary we hope in you.  Venerable, Matt Talbot, please hear our prayers. AmenAmen