MATTHEW TALBOT: Inspiration and Hope for Alcoholics


He was not wealthy. He was not educated. He was not well known. He was an alcoholic. But Matthew Talbot is on his way to becoming a saint.  *     *     *     *     *  Matthew Talbot was born in 1856 to a poor family in the North Strand area of Dublin, Ireland—the second of twelve children.  His father was a heavy drinker, as were most of his brothers. Matthew left school at the age of 12 to work in a wine merchant’s shop. It was there he began drinking, … [Read more...]