I am at the beautiful Malvern Retreat House in Chester Cy. Pennsylvania, poised to lead a Matt Talbot weekend retreat for women.
Matt Talbot (1856-1925) was an Irish drunk who was struck sober, became deeply pious, died 40 years later on a Dublin street, and was found to have all manner of chains and cords tied about his body.
My way has been a lot easier and a lot softer but I am in deep solidarity the suffering of all alcoholics.
The 125-acre grounds have grottoes, woodland trails, and Stations of the Cross.
|THE DOGWOOD AND AZALEAS ARE IN BLOOM|
|THE SIXTH STATION OF THE CROSS|
VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS