FIRST FRIDAY NOVENA MASSES WILL TAKE PLACE
7th April, 5th May & 2nd June 2017
At 7:30 pm
Matt Talbot Novena and Prayers for Healing
Matt Talbot was born on 4th May 1856 in 3 Alldborough Court, off Portland Row. He was the 2nd oldest of twelve children.
Before Long he established a pattern of work and heavy drinking and by the age of 16 he was a confirmed alcoholic.
Fortunately for him after so-called friends abandoned him, he decided that he would give up drink and take the pledge.
With the help of prayer he reformed hid life. Until his death in 1924 he lived a life that wass radically different, marked by charity, gentleness and serenity.
Matt is seen as a champion of workers and he played a significent role in his union. He experienced unemployment and poverty. World wide today Matt's name is synomous with fighting addiction of all kinds.