Thursday, June 28, 2018

Matt Talbot Misidentifed

There are multiple images of Matt Talbot online. We have posted some but certainly not all of them.
The two images below appear misidentified:

Venerable Matt Talbot drawn by Kathy Ellinger, OFS

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It appears that her image matches the following image:

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 The original reference accompanying this image:

"The Descendants of Matthew Talbot, Gentleman and www-personal
by James Smith Talbot, Grandson of Matthew Talbot Pension Application and supporting affidavits for James S. Talbot Pictures of James Smith Talbot."

Note: this link might be of interest  

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Sculpture Of Matt Talbot

Michael Christie, a figurative sculptor, is a senior teacher at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in Erskineville, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. 
This sculpture of Matt Talbot was commissioned by the St Vincent de Paul Society in Nowra, NSW.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Inspired by Venerable Matt Talbot

Matt Talbot has been and is being remembered and celebrated as “Saint of the Day,” “Feast Day of Matt Talbot,” or other headings on June 7, June 18 or June 19 depending on the source. 
Of course, each of us may (and do) choose to be inspired and learn from Matt Talbot each and every day and to share his life with others.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

From the Darkness of Addiction to Wholeness and the Light of Holiness.

Thought For Today
 Fr. John Cullen 
Intercom Magazine

All of us, ordinary and flawed, have at heart a seemingly boundless longing for fulfillment. On this Day of Prayer for Temperance, we consider Matt Talbot, who had only seven people at his funeral in 1925, but whom hundreds of thousands came to see as a beacon of hope that reflects the struggles addiction can impose on someone's life. He relied on a higher power that affirmed and accepted him, without preconditions. He made an extraordinary journey from the darkness of excessive addiction to wholeness and the light of holiness. Amidst the anxieties and personal anguishes of his own pain-filled days and nights, he shows us the answer to one of the seven questions that Jesus asks in the Gospel today: 'Can any of you, for all his worrying, add one single cubit to his span of life?'

Matt Talbot could identify with the words of today's Psalm: 'In God is my safety and glory, trust him at all times, pour out your hearts before him'. He imbibed the refreshing waters of grace and renewed his life as a heroic witness of the power and presence of God at work within him.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

93rd Anniversity of Venerable Matt Talbot's Death

Today is the 93rd anniversary of the death of Venerable Matt Talbot in Dublin, Ireland.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Venerable Matt Talbot: Hopeless Alcoholic Turned Irish Mystic

This is the first in a series of COFFEE W/ SAINTS podcasts by Trey Shields. It was recorded April 2, 2018 at
A print copy with a different title is available at