Sunday, June 7, 2020

95th Anniversary of Venerable Matt Talbot's Death

Today is the 95th anniversary of the death of Matt Talbot. Matt was on his way to Mass in St. Saviour’s on Trinity Sunday, June 7, 1925, when he collapsed and died on Granby Lane, Dublin.

Fifty years later, Pope Paul VI (now Saint Paul Vl)  gave him the title "Venerable." He is known as a patron of alcoholics and workers. 

Prayer for the Canonisation of Venerable Matt Talbot
 Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot
you have given us a wonderful example
of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty,
and of lifelong reverence for the Most Holy Sacrament.
May his life of prayer and penance
give us courage to take up our crosses
and follow in the footsteps
of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
if it be your will that your beloved servant
should be glorified by your Church,
make known by your heavenly favours
the power he enjoys in your sight.
We ask this through the same
Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Venerable Matt Talbot's Shrine is located in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dublin.