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Oil Dedicated to Ven Matt Talbot (Overcame Alcoholic Addiction)


Oil Dedicated to Ven Matt Talbot (Overcame Alcoholic Addiction) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.

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Oil Dedicated to Ven Matt Talbot (Overcame Alcoholic Addiction)


 Heavenly Father, we come before you with gratitude for the life of Venerable Matt Talbot, who found strength and healing in you to overcome his struggles with alcohol addiction. May his journey of redemption inspire all who are battling similar challenges to turn to you for help and guidance. Grant us the courage to seek your grace in our own struggles, knowing that with you, all things are possible. Amen.


“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13

Oil Dedicated to Ven Matt Talbot (Overcame Alcoholic Addiction) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.

Ven. Matt Talbot, whose life was marked by a remarkable transformation from the depths of addiction to the heights of holiness, stands as a shining example of resilience and redemption. Born on May 2, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland, he would later become a symbol of hope for those struggling with alcoholism.

Matt Talbot’s early life was marred by poverty and hardship, and he turned to alcohol as a means of escape. His addiction deepened, leading to a life of destitution and despair. Yet, in the midst of his suffering, an inner voice urged him towards change. At the age of 28, on June 7, 1884, Matt experienced a profound conversion. He made a vow of sobriety, never touching alcohol again, and began a life of penance and devotion.

Despite his humble background, Matt Talbot’s life of virtue and piety soon drew the attention of those around him. He became known for his acts of charity and kindness, offering assistance to those in need, particularly the poor and downtrodden. His transformation so profound that he considered a living saint by many.

Tragically, Matt’s life cut short when he suffered a heart attack while on his way to Mass on June 7, 1925, the 41st anniversary of his sobriety vow. He died at the age of 69, but his legacy lived on.

In 1975, the Catholic Church officially recognized Matt Talbot’s heroic virtue, declaring him “Venerable.” His life serves as an inspiration for countless individuals battling addiction, offering a testament to the power of faith, determination, and the possibility of redemption. Today, the Matt Talbot Prayer Fellowship continues his mission by providing support and resources for those seeking recovery from addiction.

Ven. Matt Talbot’s life is a powerful reminder that no matter how deep one’s struggles with addiction may be, there is always hope for transformation and healing through faith, perseverance, and the grace of God.

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