Fr. Matthew MacDonald
“Fifty days after Easter and ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, now the Father and Son send the Holy Spirit, who descends in tongues of fire (Acts 2) and give birth to the Church, giving all her members life ‘in the fulness of God.’ (Eph 3:19) There are many themes that intersect with the Holy Spirit’s Coming.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald
“Going to mass and adoration for Carlo meant going daily to the highway of heaven to bring to Jesus his own heart with his hopes and struggles so he can be healed, molded strengthened by the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald
Spiritual Direction Questions, Part 3: When Do I Need Life-Long, Vocationally Based Spiritual Direction?
“It is irrefutable that every follower of Jesus needs spiritual direction in their lives according to the workings of grace, Divine providence, individual needs, and circumstances. There are scenarios where members of Christ’s faithful have a need for regular, consistent, life-long spiritual direction.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald
Spiritual Direction Questions, Part 2: What Are Some Seasons of Life Where I Have A Need For Spiritual Direction?
“The Church envisions various scenarios when spiritual direction is needed in the lives of all the faithful.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald
“Every disciple of Jesus is thereby called to spiritual direction in some way, shape, or form in order for them to become who God made them to be.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald
“Both Mary and Joseph show us how their yes fosters a state of obedience in their souls toward God that gives them freedom.” – Fr. Matthew McDonald
“May our hearts become the new manger by which he can abide in and rest in us so that the great truth, promise, and prayer may be realized in us and the entire Church anew.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald
“If the way of contemplation and discipleship that the Lord calls me to embrace becomes just about how I will serve on my terms, what I am owed, or retribution then I will follow an apparent angel of light who is a deceiver. Without such child-like vigilance, I easily can reecho the cry of Lucifer, I will not serve.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald