Matt Talbot

Venerable Matt Talbot is a person that Calix members can use as a model for recovery. This page will contain links to websites, audio files, text files and anything else we find that pertains to Matt Talbot that we think you might find useful


Internet Sites

An official website for the cause of Venerable Matt Talbot is under construction at

A blog dedicated to Matt Talbot which contains numerous articles and links can be found at


Audio Files

January 26, 2012 Interview with Vice Postulator of the Cause for the Canonization of Venerable Matt Talbot, Fr. Brian Lawless. File was downloaded from




Prayer to Venerable Matt Talbot Patron for help overcoming Alcoholism

God of Mercy, we confidently cry out to you in the name of your son Jesus
Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him in faith. Through the powerful intercession of your servant venerable Matt Talbot give your strength to all your children who are bound by the cains of alcohol addiction. Enfold them in Your Love and bless them with the gift of true peace. Lord, look with compassion on all who have lost health, relationship, careers and freedom due to alcoholism, Give them the assurance of your unfailing mercy, and strengthen them in the work of recovery. To friends and family who care for them, grant patient understanding and a love that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayer for Matt Talbot’s Canonization

Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty, and of lifelong reverence of the Holy Sacrament. May his life of prayer and penance give us courage to take up our crosses and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Father, if it be your will that your beloved servant should be glorified by your Church, make known by your heavenly favours the power he enjoys in your sight. We ask this through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.