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K. V. Turley LCWC on The Dublin Mystic: Matt Talbot.
On 8 June 1925, the following news item appeared in the Irish Independent:
Unknown Man’s Death
An elderly man collapsed in Granby Lane [Dublin] yesterday, and being taken to Jervis Street Hospital he was found to be dead. He was wearing a tweed suit, but there was nothing to indicate who he was.
What was not reported was the unusual discovery when he was taken to hospital. He was wearing heavy chains: some wrapped around his legs, others on his body. Mortuary staff puzzled over not just who he was but, also, the meaning of the chains.
Venerable Matt Talbot Ora Pro Nobis