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Composer/author John Michael Talbot to speak at St. Mary Parish, Spokane Valley, three evenings next month
the Inland Register
(From the May 15, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)
Singer/songwriter and author John Michael Talbot will be appearing for three evenings at St. Mary Parish, Spokane Valley, next month. (IR photo courtesy of Michael Zabrocki)
John Michael Talbot, a Catholic singer/songwriter and author of several books of Catholic spirituality, returns to the Spokane Area to speak for three evenings, June 16-18, at St. Mary Parish, 304 S. Adams Rd. in Spokane Valley.
Talbot’s appearances are free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken up.
Each evening begins at 7 p.m. and will include presentations on various topics and, of course, music.
Talbot, 60, has been a prominent proponent of contemporary Catholic music for over three decades. He has released more than 50 albums over the years, including work in cooperation with his brother, Terry, and other Christian music artists. His most recent music release, in 2011, is titled Worship and Bow Down.
He is also a well-respected author of more than two dozen books of spiritual reflections, autobiography, and prayer. His 2013 volume is titled Nothing is Impossible with God.
His latest media outreach, a half-hour television program on The Church Channel, is titled All Things are Possible. The program premiered last month; installments can be viewed online at www.itbn.org
Talbot was raised Methodist. Music was a main force in his life from an early age. With his brother, Terry, he played with the country-rock band Mason Profitt for several years.
After a conversion experience, Talbot explored Christianity and converted to Catholicism in 1978.
In 1980 Talbot founded the Little Portion Hermitage on land he had purchased in Arkansas during his rock music days. According to his web site (www.johmichaeltalbot.com), “The Brothers and Sisters of Charity” is “a Catholic-based community of celibate brothers, celibate sisters, singles who can marry, and families, called as a monastic and domestic spiritual family into deep love relationships with and in Jesus Christ. They share common work and recreation areas while retaining appropriate separate cloistered areas for each expression.”
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