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St. Michael's Lent

Coming up on August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. It is also the beginning of a Franciscan devotion known as “St. Michael’s Lent.” It is a 40-day period of fasting begun by St. Francis of Assisi in the 1220’s similar in practic...

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena is today through August 14th

Today begins the Novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe. He has been named the patron saint of addicts by reason of his execution by lethal injection on August 14, 1941 at the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in occupied Poland.Every year on http:/...

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New Matt Talbot blog is online!

There is a new blog up and running dedicated to Venerable Matt Talbot. It is run by the man in charge of his Facebook Page: Matt Talbot Facebook PageHe describes it as "This is a site about Venerable Matt Talbot. It is a copy of a facebook site ...

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Matt Talbot Resources

In honor of the 94th Anniversary of Matt Talbot's death, I am posting some resources for those interested in learning more about him. I may have mentioned these before, but that's OK.The "Official" site for his cause for beatification: http...

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Divine Mercy and Blood of Jesus Prayer for the addicted

Lord Jesus, I put myself into Your hands this day. I ask You, with all my heart, to cure the terrible addiction to alcohol (drugs) in (name the person). Create in them an intolerance for alcohol (drugs) that will prevent them ever offending those who...

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Anniversary of Matt Talbot's death

Tomorrow, June 7th, is the 94th anniversary of Matt Talbot's death. He passed away en route to  Holy Mass. I will post some information on that later, as well as a few prayers. ...

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Divine Mercy Sunday is coming up!

Divine Mercy Sunday is in a few days. It is a relatively new feast established by Pope St. John Paul II in 2000 when he canonized a Polish nun who had received messages (or “interior locutions”) from Jesus in the 1930's.Jesus’ messages to St. Faustin...

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Prayer to Implore the Intercession of the Saints

Defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body; that through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, Thy blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and the Venerable Matt Talbot, (add your own patron or favored sa...

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Prayer Book For those affected by addiction

I was reminded recently of the existence of "The Prayer Book For Those Affected by Addiction." It is an initiative of the Irish Bishop's Conference. It can be downloaded (it's FREE!!) from two places: Irish Bishop's Free Addiction Prayer...

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A Lenten Journey with Matt Talbot

The Venerable Matt Talbot Resource Center  recommends in A Lenten Journey with Venerable Matt Talbot that: "In addition to any planned Lenten reading, we also recommend reading Matt Talbot - A Lenten Journey (2014), a resource compiled by Fr. B...

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A Prayer of St. Bernard

Come, Lord Jesus, take away scandals from Your Kingdom, which is my soul, and reign there, You who alone have the right. For greediness comes to claim a throne within me; haughtiness and self-assertion would rule over me; pride would be my ki...

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A Prayer for Healing, (Lourdes)

Today is the octave for the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes. Since I missed posting anything for the actual feast day itself, I am taking it upon myself to overcome that negligence and post this prayer I found while looking up Lourdesd...

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Season of Septuagesima (Lenten preparation)

Yesterday was Septuagesima Sunday according to the Liturgical calendar for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (The so-called “Tridentine Rite,” or “Latin Mass” people.) Septuagesima is a distinct Liturgical season in the Church, observed every...

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Conversion of St. Paul

Today, January 25, is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. I regard this as a feast day of some importance for all those who suffer from their own, or others', addictions. We all need to be in a state of conversion. Conversion is a lifelong proce...

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Divine Providence and trials

I am personally going through a very rough time since the beginning of this year (2019). This has led me to doing some thinking about the role of suffering and how Divine Providence is involved in it. To that end, yesterday I wrote a post for my blog...

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Thoughts for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Today the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. When we are baptised, whether as infants or as adult converts, we are "born again," born into the life of grace and we become the adopted sons and da...

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Prayer to the Holy Family

The Feast of the Holy Family was celebrated today in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Here is a prayer to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Many of us who are members of this Group are affected by family issues, whether caused by ou...

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Daily Rosaries for your needs

Many of us turn to our mother for help when we are in trouble. The help of a mother is often the most tender and nurturing kind we can have. Unfortunately, not all of us have this; for some, our mothers have died, and for others there is the tragedy ...

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Matt Talbot Prayer Group! Like the description says, this is a place where Hozana members who are touched by alcoholism and other addictions can share: prayers, things they are going through, favorite devotions and anything that they ...

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