Venerable Matt Talbot from Dublin is our patron.

I’m a man of Irish heritage. I use this image:.

In morning prayers, I close my eyes and visualize my home as a small cottage on an Irish shore. Plume of home fire smoke floating from chimney. Stony path out my door leads down a gentle slope through wispy grass to the sand.


Mary and Jesus await me there sitting in a large stone. I greet them with three Hail Mary’s. I seek their grace, guidance and peace as we walk up and down the shore. Sometimes reflecting, and at times me walking up to and into other cottages with people in addiction carrying the 12 Step message and the Faith.


In the evening, we return. Three more Hail Marys as I leave them and retreat back to my cottage to reflect, meditate, and sleep.