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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, April 27, 2017 On today’s show:Bill Nye, the “science guy”, embarrasses himself again, plugging a new show and playing politics. Science being misused: Bill Nye champions a number of faulty ideas. Should Pope Francis to a “TED” talk? “Of God’s Men” – must see documentary. Christians – the most targeted group of people in the world. Sharing the Light of ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 26, 2017 On today’s show:Bill Nye, the “science guy”, embarrasses himself again, plugging a new show and playing politics. Science being misused: Bill Nye champions a number of faulty ideas. Should Pope Francis be doing a “TED” talk? “Of God’s Men” – must see documentary. Christians – the most targeted group of people in the world. Sharing the Light ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 25, 2017 On today’s show:The Nordstrom designer “rock”, redux: Famed store now selling “dirty” pants. Are we just a lazy country? Laziness – right before “lukewarmness”. HBO film documents an abortion; charges of political bias brushed aside. Woman loses son and is comforted by a bird that is not afraid of her. . . What is an “evangelist”? What ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 24, 2017 On today’s show:Father shares about the 1st Phoenix Elevate conference – Mass with Bishop Olmstead. World-class athlete is banned from competition when rulemakers know she is innocent of doping. unroll.me anti-spam service admits selling client data; CEO upset that the secret got out. Father shares e-mail feedback about Elevate. Caller: I met you at Elevate in Phoenix; ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 21, 2017 Rebroadcast: Originally aired February 22, 2017  
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 20, 2017 On today’s show:Woman makes a robot; falls in love with it. CNN seems giddy over the possibilities. . . Our “faith” in technology – cell phones becoming recognized as addictive. Would you pay $2,000 for a shopping bag with real gold on it? Only Jesus will truly make us happy. Seven Reasons Why Your Smartphone is Bilbo’s ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 19, 2017 On today’s show:  
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 18, 2017 On today’s show:The “Emergency Room” of the Holy Mass: Patience – being healed through the process. T-Mobile: Do they charge $.01 extra for prayers?! Activists mobilize to fight and keep prayers free. #KeepPrayerFree. The role of the Blessed Mother in supporting the priesthood. Are you praying for your priest? St. Mary Magdeline, the “Apostle to the Apostles”. ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 14, 2017 Rebroadcast: Today’s show was originally aired on March 25, 2016.
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, April 17, 2017 On today’s show:Easter: It’s just starting for Catholics! Father shares about the joy of sacramental life. Are we “free” from Lent now? The freedom of Easter. Consider keeping up some of your lenten discipline. The Elevate conference. Google “doodles” ignore Easter. Google H/R executive muses on how corporations can retain good employees. The importance of comraderie, ...