Friday, June 25, 2010

Fortitude and Temperance


Necessary Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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Ven. Matt Talbot. (Bio) Matt Talbot exemplified the heroic virtue of temperance. He practiced the Christian life more or less as a solitary, although he was a member of the third order of St. Francis. The spiritual combat Talbot engaged in was associated with alcoholism, which in his case demanded the renunciation of a behavior, as well as an adjustment in lifestyle.
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Image:  Matt Talbot, by Terry Nelson

7 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Is this recent or something you're just getting around to sharing with us?

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  2. Superb! It would look great as an icon on my mantle right next to Saint Maximillian Kolbe.

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  3. I didn't think "non-Saints" were to have a 'halo' (there is a proper name which I can't remember at this point) behind their heads? I may be wrong though.

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  4. Nan - I painted it in the late '90's I think.

    Bob - thanks!

    CWA - This isn't liturgical art.

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  5. Anonymous12:03 PM

    I *love* this! God has given you quite a gift, and the Holy Spirit is shining through your art. Keep up the great work. Venerable Matt Talbot, pray for us!

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  6. Hi Terry, I saw this painting of yours unattributed and said, boyo, you gotta fix that, so now, in the comments there, there's a link here. God bless.

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