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"No Prayer Is Useless"  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - August 11, 2017 From the time of his conversion at age 28, Venerable Matt Talbot firmly believed that prayer was absolutely essential and, therefore, prayed for hours daily. Why pray when praying doesn't work? Fr.Aquinas Guilbeau, OP Jul 27, 2017 https://aleteia.org/2017/07/27/why-pray-when-praying-doesnt-work/?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en St. Augustine reminds us that no prayer is useless. We learn as ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/08/no-prayer-is-useless.html

Praying for Ourselves and Others  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - August 7, 2017 ... spirits in humble prayer to the God who made them and the God for whom they were made. We pray for all those whose lives are being destroyed by addiction here and beyond. May this be the time when new hope is born and many souls turn back again to God. Matt Talbot, pray for us." Source : ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/08/praying-for-ourselves-and-others.html

Venerable Matt Talbot: From Addict to Ascetic  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - August 1, 2017 ... http://catholicexchange.com/from-addict-to-ascetic?mc_cid=ac974e2791&mc_eid=318db96c1c One Saturday in 1884, twenty-eight-year-old Matt Talbot stood outside O'Meary's pub in Dublin, Ireland. He was low on cash. Workers streamed by him, men with whom he had often labored, and he waited for one of them to invite him in for a drink. Work hard; drink hard—this had been his rhythm of life since he was a young man. All his money went to pubs. And when he ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/08/venerable-matt-talbot-from-addict-to.html

A Review of 'Holy Desperation'  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - July 28, 2017 ... Talbot as well as conducted a Matt Talbot Retreat. Heather King's 'Holy Desperation' Judy Landrieu Klein Jul 23, 2017 https://aleteia.org/2017/07/23/heather-kings-holy-desperation/?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en In her 11th book, the relentlessly honest and passionate writer talks about praying as if one's life depends upon it. Heather King knows all about praying as if her life ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-review-of-holy-desperation.html

From Addict to Ascetic CATHOLIC LIGHT - RADICAL FAITH & TRUST - July 25, 2017 From Addict to Ascetic : "One Saturday in 1884, twenty-eight-year-old Matt Talbot stood outside O'Meary's pub in Dublin, Ireland. He was low on cash. Workers streamed by him, men with whom he had often labored, and he waited for one of them to invite him in for a drink. Work hard; drink hard—this had been his rhythm of life since he was …"http://tsahaylu.blogspot.com/2017/07/from-addict-to-ascetic.html

For the Healing of an Addiction, One Day at a Time  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - July 23, 2017 ... day I have within me the resolve of Matt Talbot. This day I have within me the disciple of St. Brigid. This day I have within me the triune faith of St. Patrick. This day I have within me the courage of St. Brendan. This day a pilgrimage, one step at a time. Let me walk with Matt Talbot and the pioneers of sobriety. This day a pilgrimage, one step at a time. Let me walk with Brigid, her staff a guide and discipline. This day a ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/07/for-healing-of-addiction-one-day-at-time_23.html

Relapse Toolbox for Catholic Alcoholics  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 25, 2017 Four years ago, we posted a link for the "Catholic Alcoholic" website, in part due to the author's interest in Venerable Matt Talbot ( http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2013/03/catholic-alcoholic-website.html ). Since that time, the author has experienced a number of major life challenges, one of which led to her following post: Relapse Toolbox for Catholic Alcoholics by NUMBER 9 May 9, ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/relapse-toolbox-for-catholic-alcoholics.html

Recovery From Addiction Through God and Service  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 20, 2017 ... quote: "It's as hard to give up the drink as it is to raise the dead to life again. But both are possible and even easy for Our Lord. We have only to depend on Him." – Venerable Matt Talbot, invoked for help with sobriety. Additional Christophers News Notes can be read at ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/recovery-from-addiction-through-god-and.html

Venerable Matthew Talbot Won Sobriety With Faith BIG C CATHOLICS - June 17, 2017 ... 2017, this feast is superseded by the Sunday liturgy.) For anyone who has ever struggled with alcoholism, it should come as no surprise that Matthew Talbot, who sank to the depths of heavy drinking and soul crushing despair, also rose, through his struggle for sobriety, to the heights that the Church calls "venerable." His story is an inspiration, not only to recovering alcoholics, but to anyone struggling with a seemingly overwhelming obsession. Matt ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/venerable-matthew-talbot-won-sobriety.html

Bread in the Desert and Addiction Recovery  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 16, 2017 ... of Corpus Christi is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Christi_(feast) Taking daily communion became an essential element of Matt Talbot's life after taking the pledge not to drink and confession at the age of 28. Bread in the Desert Cycle A Ordinary Time Corpus Christi by Bishop Robert Barron June 22, 2014 https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/bread-in-the-desert/933/ Details: "All of us are on a spiritual journey from sin to salvation. Like the ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/bread-in-desert-and-addiction-recovery_7.html

Relating to Saints With a Past  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 10, 2017 ... me hope that I can be a saint too. Paul assisted in the stoning of St. Stephen and he zealously persecuted Christians, hunting them down and dragging them from their homes. Paul was basically a murderer and a bully! And God looked at Paul and thought, "Now there is the perfect man to spread the Gospel." Kind of unbelievable. But it gives us hope. If God could not only make something out of Paul but make him one of the greatest saints of the Church, he can surely make something out of each one ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/preferring-saints-with-past.html

One Unique SAINT of the DAY Website Noting Venerable Matt Talbot  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 7, 2017 Saint of the Day – 7 June: Venerable Matt Talbot OFS by Ana StPaul Breathing Catholic Posted on 7 June 2017 This special website begins on one of the following 4 links about Venerable Matt Talbot OFS: "Venerable Matt Talbot OFS (1856 – 1925) (born Matthew Talbot) – Layman, Ascetic, Mystic – known as the "Saint in Overalls" and "the Workers' ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/one-unique-saint-of-day-website-noting.html

"How Did Matt Talbot Spend His Last Day of Life?"  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 7, 2017 Today is the 92nd anniversary of Matt Talbot's death. Without getting into extensive detail as provided in biographies, we post the content from the Dublin Diocesan Matt Talbot Website: http://www.matttalbot.ie/ . Matt's Ultimate Victory "Trinity Sunday, the 7th June 1925, was the hottest day of a heat wave that had gripped the country since the previous week. Matt as usual had attended ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-did-matt-talbot-spend-his-last-day.html

World Meeting of Families – 21-26 August 2018 in Dublin  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 2, 2017 http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-meeting-of-families-21-26-august.html

"What You Might Find at a Retreat Center Offering Matt Talbot Recovery Retreats"  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - May 31, 2017 It is not unusual for retreat centers that offer Men's or Women's Matt Talbot Recovery Retreats to have some type of memorial, statue, or at least literature about Venerable Matt Talbot. (A previously posted one is at http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2008/10/spiritual-awakening-statue-of-matt.html ) The following example is from Immaculata Retreat House ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-you-might-find-at-retreat-center.html

Today Is the Tomorrow You Talked About Yesterday  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - May 30, 2017 We know the challenges Matt Talbot experienced in keeping his pledge to abstain from drink. But besides alcohol, Matt also gave up his pipe and tobacco, having taken to a pledge against smoking. He told one of his friends that this was even harder than giving up drinking! ( http://www.acnireland.org/dts/dts_matt.pdf ) KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION by Abraham O. Ogun Abrahamic Inspiration and Motivation Company, ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/05/today-is-tomorrow-you-talked-about.html

Addiction and the Impoverished Soul  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - May 25, 2017 Coming from a deprived background of neglect, poverty, living in multiple tenements with an alcoholic father, Matt Talbot (1856-1925) found himself sucked into the Dublin culture of addiction at the age of 12, where the only choice of drug available to the poor of his day was alcohol. Matt, like so many others, embraced alcohol as a means of escape from the misery and poverty of daily life. Today, we live in an age of far more varieties ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/05/addiction-and-impoverished-soul.html

Matt Talbot's Life Offers Inspiration & Hope  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - May 12, 2017 "Matt's example has inspired many institutions, movements and individuals around the world giving hope of recovery to those who are willing to accept their weakness and need." Source : https://www.facebook.com/acneire/ 2 May 2017http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/05/matt-talbots-life-offers-inspiration.html

'Believe Me That I Am in the Father and the Father Is in Me.' Sunday Reflections, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC BLOGGERS - May 12, 2017 http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2017/05/believe-me-that-i-am-in-father-and.html

161st Anniversary of Venerable Matt Talbot's Birth  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - May 2, 2017 Matthew was born on this date, 2 May 1856, at 13 Aldborough Court, Dublin, Ireland, the second eldest of ten surviving children of Charles and Elizabeth Talbot. Whereas very few people outside his family knew of his birth, people around the world after his death would begin to learn of Matt's early life of alcoholism and later, by the grace of God, his holy life of more than four decades.http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/05/161st-anniversary-of-venerable-matt.html

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