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A Friend in Matt Talbot

Jun 11, 2022
statue of Matt Talbot


Venerable Matt Talbot is known worldwide as the patron of alcoholics, but his disease is only one part of his life. It doesn’t paint the full picture. Talbot gave money he didn’t have to the needy and was dedicated to a life of prayer, sacrifice, and service to others.


God of healing, your faithful servant,
Matt Talbot,
lost years to his disease.
But no malady is beyond
your ability to heal.
May those who struggle with addiction know your voice
and loving care.

May those who are bound
by their vices be freed to feel the grace
that only your love can provide.



If you struggle or have struggled with drug or alcohol dependency, you have a friend in Matt Talbot—as well as a God who knows your pain and will love you through it. Offer this prayer as a way of giving thanks.

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Kay M.
Sat, 06/11/2022 - 08:31 AM
Kay M.
Sr. Estelle Barron(+) introduced me to Matt Talbott years ago. He began his journey to heaven when he was unyoked from the shackles of addiction by the divine grace of surrender. He then, voluntarily, yoked himself to Christ. Thank you Matt Talbott for your inspiring example.
Mon, 06/13/2022 - 04:52 AM
I am 83 and thanks to The Loveable God have been supported in avoiding a sinful attitude. This has been for 44 days and the change has brought about a huge reduction of My being judgemental.But I remain being guilty of regrettable sins. Matt Talbot experienced similar behaviour so will pray for me. Thank you Loveable God.
Catherine Miller
Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:41 AM
Catherine Miller
Looking forward to him becoming a Saint and Saint Talbot Centers being set up ( Treatment Allowing Living By Our Tenents.../Catholic Christian) :-)

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