Thursday, April 28, 2016

300th Anniversary of the Death of St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Today is the 300th anniversary of the death of St. Louis Marie de Montfort (31 Jan 1673 - 28 Apr 1716), a saint whose writings were especially influential in the life of Matt Talbot. Reading his classic, True Devotion to Mary, is particularly helpful in our understanding of some of Matt’s spiritual practices.

Note: three informative references among many:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Availability of Venerable Matt Talbot Relic Cards

The Calix Society now offers Venerable Matt Talbot Relic cards on their online store at
The size of a business card when folded, these cards include a photo of the Matt Talbot statue in Dublin, a 3rd Class relic cloth, a prayer for Matt’s intercession and his canonization prayer.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Prayers for Help

Earlier this year, author and compiler Marie Noel published Prayers for Help, a paperback consisting of more than 330 prayers applicable to a wide variety of life situations.

In Chapter 22: “To Abstain from Alcohol,” she offers prayers related to addiction and Venerable Matt Talbot, which can be read at

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Special Likeness of Venerable Matt Talbot

A few days ago we posted an announcement about the 2 April 2016 MATT TALBOT JUBILEE YEAR PILGRIMAGE at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dublin ( 
Details and photographs from this special day, which includes this “strikingly beautiful likeness of Matt and a crucifix from his home,” is available at