Venerable Matt Talbot

Died aged c. 69

Matt Talbot (2 May 1856 – 7 June 1925) was an Irish ascetic revered by many Catholics for his piety, charity and mortification of the flesh. Talbot was a manual labourer. Though he lived alone for most of his life, Talbot did live with his mother for a time. His life would have gone unnoticed were it not for the cords and chains discovered on his body when he died suddenly on a Dublin street in 1925. Though he has not yet been formally recognized as a saint, he has been declared Venerable and is considered a patron of those struggling with alcoholism. He is commemorated on 19 June.

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Venerable Matt Talbot was born at 13 Aldborough Court on 2nd May 1856. Labourer for Christ and the hope of those suffering from addiction. Pray for us.

13 Aldborough Court, North Strand, Dublin, Ireland where they was born (1856)