Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Relationship Between St. Paul VI and Venerable Matt Talbot


Today is a first feast day of St. Paul VI. He was canonized in 2018.
On 3 October 1975, Pope Paul VI proclaimed the treatise on the heroic virtues of Matt Talbot, giving the Dublin worker and recovered alcoholic the title of "Venerable."


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Statue and Photograph of Venerable Matt Talbot

Statue of Ven. Matt Talbot in Dublin near Matt Talbot Bridge, with a photo of Talbot (inset) in the early 1920s

James Power's statue of Venerable Matt Talbot in Dublin near Talbot Memorial Bridge, with the only known photograph of Matt inserted.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 2019 Images of Venerable Matt Talbot by Terry Nelson

Last month we posted Terry Nelson’s latest image of Matt Talbot at
Yesterday (May 11, 2019), Terry posted two different lighting of this Matt Talbot image, which he titled "One more attempt: Matt Talbot" at
Matt Talbot
T. Nelson
acrylic on 5x7 panel.

Brighter-light shot:

Matt Talbot
T. Nelson
acrylic on 5"x7" panel.

The top image is a bit colder but closer to the original as it looks in natural light.  The 2nd image is shot using artificial lighting.  I am not a photographer, to be sure.  I wanted make an attempt to do a painting more closely resembling the only known photograph of Venerable Matt Talbot.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Painting of Venerable Matt Talbot

This painting by Diane Rtemi was received and posted 4/25/19 by Gregory at
It will go to the Parish of Saint Hedwig of Silesia in Stara Biala in Poland.

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