Religion: Saintly Lumberman

A Jesuit from the U. S. debarked at Kingstown, Ireland, one day five years ago. On his luggage was the name Francis X. Talbot, S. J. Said his porter:

"And would you be related to the new saint?"

"What saint?"

"Haven't you heard of Matt Talbot?"

"Who is this Matt Talbot?"

"Ain't he after dying in Dublin with chains around his body? A saint, sure!"

Father Talbot, an associate editor of America (Jesuit weekly), knew that the Talbots are an ancient and illustrious Irish family, with both Roman Catholic and Protestant branches. But he had not heard of Matt Talbot. He made inquiries. To his amazement...

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