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The Alcoholic Who Became a Saint

Venerable Matt Talbot

By: Ann Bottenhorn

Nothing ever happened to Matt Talbot, an ordinary Irish laborer of no great learning, no riches, no remarkable accomplishments.

He lived in poverty and died, alone and unrecognized on a cold cobblestone lane, in Dublin. He left no family, no followers, no written d

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