Fr. Matthew MacDonald

Fr. Matthew MacDonald is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He is the eldest of three children. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2006. Ordained by Cardinal Timothy Dolan in 2014 he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Theology (STB), Masters in Divinity (MDiv), and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Theology from Saint Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), in Yonkers, New York. He is currently assigned as parochial vicar at Saint Mary’s Church in Washingtonville, New York. He has written articles on topics dealing with Theology, History, Spirituality, and Current Events for Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, and SpiritualDirection.com. As a priest he desires to draw people and himself close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary through understanding and living out the basic teachings of the church on prayer and living out the interior life.

Articles By Fr. Matthew MacDonald

Spiritual Childhood and Demonic Pride

“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

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Refocusing on the Ascension of Jesus

“The Ascension of Jesus reveals that while our existence necessarily involves this present world, it most certainly does not end with this present world.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald

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The Holy Crown of Thorns

“When I adorn Jesus with my love and my brokenness, he can transform me into a saint by His grace – a living mystery of the presence of He who is the Divine Bridegroom of my soul.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald

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St. Teresa of Avila and the True Vine

“There is a danger in the life of faith and of prayer when we reduce our relationship with Jesus just to personal action and accomplishments alone.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald

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