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Matt Talbot

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Can a reformed Irish alcoholic become a Saint...?

Fighting addiction, poverty, and the turmoil of Irish life at the turn of the century, Matt Talbot humbly leads us to the Mother of God.

If it hadn't been for the chains he wore as a symbol of his self-imposed "slavery" to the Virgin Mary, Matt Talbot would have remained as anonymous in death as he had been in life. These cha
Paperback, 231 pages
Published March 28th 2001 by Madonna House Publications (first published March 2001)
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Christian Engler
The venerable servant of God Matthew “Matt” Talbot is a unique figure in the lineup of candidates for Catholic sainthood. An unmarried blue collar reformed alcoholic turned Irish ascetic and mystic of the Dublin loading docks, he is a larger-than-life cutout figure that one would not normally equate with holiness and supernatural miracles, an honor normally associated with pious priests and nuns who founded religious orders or who were martyred for their faith. Rather, it was his struggle and ...more
This book has really, really interested me in the life and legacy of Venerable Matt Talbot. The author's genuine love for this holy man of Dublin, a veritable urban mystic, is authentic. The writing, however, is, for lack of a better word, odd. I am hoping to find a better written, more modern and factual, account of Matt's life. He is truly an inspiring witness for all men and women who want to live good lives, especially those with addictions to alcohol or anything else that ensnares or ...more
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