Prayer for the Canonization of Matthew Talbot

Venerable Matt TalbotO Jesus, true friend of the humble worker, Thou hast given us in Thy servant, Matthew, a wonderful example of victory over vice, a model of penance and of love for Thy Holy Eucharist, grant, we beseech Thee, that we Thy servants may overcome all our wicked passions and sanctify our lives with penance and love like his.

And if it be in accordance with Thy adorable designs that Thy pious servant should be glorified by the Church, deign to manifest by Thy heavenly favours the power he enjoys in Thy sight. Who livest and reignest for ever and ever.


– with the permission of the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland, 15 June 1931