Matt Talbot

Posted: November 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Matthew Talbot was an Irish alcoholic born to a poor family in 1856. He is recognised among Christians as the patron saint of alcoholics (though not officially recognised as a saint) and is known for his courage and commitment while taking the alcoholic “pledge”. He became a Third Order Franciscan in 1890 as part of his devotion.

When he was an alcoholic, he stole a fiddle in order to pay for his alcoholic beverages. Later, after he had taken the pledge and committed himself to his faith, he made a point to try and give money back to the person who owned the fiddle, but unfortunately he could not find him.


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