Venerable Matt Talbot Print

Venerable Matt Talbot
1856-1925
Feast Day: June 19
Patronage: Alcoholism, Sobriety
This fine art portrait, printed on acid free, 80 lb. cardstock, with archival inks, is ready to frame. The watermark will not appear on your print.
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Venerable Matt Talbot, a Secular Franciscan, was born in Dublin, Ireland to a poor family. After little education, he obtained work for liquor merchants as a teen and started drinking  excessively for 15 years. Then at 28, he took the “pledge” to stop drinking and kept it, by daily Mass, spiritual reading, hard work and penance until he died in 1925.  He would have been unknown if it were not for the penitential chains found on his body.