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Join Fr. Matthew Spencer, OSJ weekday mornings at 9 a.m. and step inside St. Joseph’s Workshop! Fr. Matthew will help you navigate the ins and outs of Christian living and find grace in the ordinary moments of everyday life!

About Fr. Matthew Spencer, OSJ

Born into a family of 11 children, Fr. Matthew worked as a software engineer before a health crisis prompted him to re-evaluate his life’s direction. The support and example of the priests of the Oblates of St. Joseph had a profound impact on him, and Fr. Matthew found himself drawn to their simple lives and family spirit.

He entered the seminary of the Oblates of St. Joseph in 2003, completed a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Theology in 2009, and was ordained to the priesthood later that year. He currently serves as Vice Provincial and Director of Communications for the Oblates of St. Joseph out of Mount St. Joseph, Loomis, CA.

Podcasts

  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 22, 2017 On today’s show:The struggles of St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, and the importance of today’s “Fortnight for Freedom”. The quest for youth. Courtney Cox says that she regrets her plastic surgery. The need to be an adult around our children. Monks and nuns turn to the internet to sell their wares. Preserving the message – but ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, June 21, 2017 On today’s show:Discovering who you are. What getting a speeding ticket reveals about who you are. James Martin, Wharton graduate and successful businessman, and being a “prop”. “I hate my life – I hate my life . . .” “I hate my life . . . I hate my life”, continued: Fr. Martin shares about being outed ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 21, 2017 On today’s show:How do we find true happiness and contentment? “If I only had the perfect. . . “  Relationships – with God and your fellow man. Prayer and other God-given spiritual ads. Air-conditioning woes at Father’s order. The need align one’s actions with others in the building of the Kingdom. Father listens to his own re-run; ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 20, 2017 On today’s show:July 4 weekend Convocation of bishops called in Florida: Who called it, what is it, and who is paying for it? Remaking the Church. Father confuses a Wonder Woman shirt for a World Wrestling Federation shirt. The little-known history of Wonder Woman. Our slavery to sin. Social research analyzes the psychological effect of power. Working ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 19, 2017 On today’s show:Black Mirror episode on a mega-data rich future. Will we be able to simply erase bad memories? “Twilight” movie actors regretful of their roles. “50 Shades of Grey” director regrets making these movies. Look with contrition at your past. “Breatharians” claim to have lived years without food and water. The restrictive justice of Old Testament law. ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 16, 2017 On today’s show:Why does a good Father allow bad things to happen? Special needs child teaches a family about God’s love. What is Father’s Day all about? The life-oriented mission of fatherhood. Priesthood: The duty, the privilege, the honor. The breaking point of Texas priest. The example of St. Joseph: Saying “Yes” to God’s plan. Letting God decide.
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 14, 2017 On today’s show:Social media firestorm over D.C. baseball field shooter. Study analyzes the political views of religion. Wisconsin Lutherans on the Right, Reformed Judaism on the Left – and Catholics in the middle. “Man was created for greatness” – not for comfort. Man’s heart must be stretched. Teresa May, British P.M., shares about the “naughtiest” thing she ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, Jue 13, 2017 On today’s show:Recognizing and responding to an encounter with Jesus Christ. The challenge of communicating your Faith to your children. Talking to your children about religion. Father comments on the book “Return: How to Draw your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon Vogt. Nigerian priests refuse to accept their bishop; Pope Francis demands individual apologies – ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 12, 2017 On today’s show: (Pledge Drive in progress)Humane Vitae Brilliant aerospace engineer changes careers – and becomes Sister Benedicta of the Holy Faith! Bernie Sanders loses patience with an evangelical Christian nominee Russell Vought. Perhaps Mr. Vought should have just quoted John 3:16?
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, June 9, 2017 On today’s show:National “Catholic” Reporter article questions whether priests should be called “father’. The changing demands on the priesthood. The role of a priest. James Comey testifies before Congress;  How do we know what is true? When should we “judge” other people? Knight Institute claims that Trump’s tweets are a “metaphysical forum”. Our right to the truth. Wisdom ...