Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald Dedicated Catholic, Husband, Father, Deacon & Doctor
Terry Barber, author of How to Share Your Faith with Anyone (Ignatius Press, 2013) and host of The Terry & Jesse Show on Virgin Most Powerful Rado: I have known Deacon Bob for decades and had the privilege of distributing many of his classic talks through Saint Joseph Communications. His books, recordings and live presentations are always insightful, life affirming, and most importantly, solidly Catholic. I have long considered him my "go-to guy" for matters of faith and family. To put is simply, Deacon Bob is a voice you can trust.
Matthew Arnold, author of Confessions of a Tradional Catholic (Ignatius Press 2017) and host of No Nonsense Catholic on Virgin Most Powerful Radio: Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald is a treasury of practical insights into Catholic Life. Through his popular writings and recordings, he has become a virtual mentor for Catholics all over North America. I have the honor of knowing him personally and seeing first-hand the powerful effect his work has in helping peope grow closer to Christ and each other. What a blessing that he continues to offer his unique brand of spiritual direction to all those looking for hope and healing.
Fr. Chris Shalla BA, M.Div (Pastor of St. Andrew, Killaloe Ontario) "For over twenty years including eleven years as his parish priest, I have the privilege of personally benefiting from the knowledge and wisdom of Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald. Those who read his books, listen to his talks, and watch his videos will receive solid therapeutic advice and sound spiritual direction. I recommend his presentations to any one who is seeking to understand the challenges they face in their lives, and to grow in their relationship with Jesus."
Deacon Dr. Kurt Carlson: "It is a real pleasure to see that Deacon Dr. Bob now has a website. He was my professor when I was a resident in Family medicine, so many years ago. As such he has remained my mentor not only in medicine but also in my spiritual life. I have had the pleasure of attending some of his retreats and many of his talks. His Spiritual insights into our Lord can be most refreshing. His ability to combine medicine and human psychology is a real gift to bring healing not only to the body but also to the soul. In a darkening world filling with fear and despair, Deacon Dr Bob will remind all who listen that Jesus is the Light of the World and has not deserted us."
Michael Ferri M.D. Psychiatrist Pembroke, ON "I am pleased to support the work that Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald is doing in his ministry. His website provides links to many talks, videos and reflections that offer words of encouragement, holy reflections and truths about the Catholic faith. I would encourage all who are battling the “demons of discouragement” to land here to be filled up with the good news of Jesus Christ."
Dear friends I have not done updates recently given I have moved. I have deleted the auto and written material associated with Acquired Comtemplation as I will be doing some updates and revisions...more to come soon. Thanks and God Bless.
- As noted on Aug 30, please see Prayers section for copy of the Imprimatur signed/approved by Bishop Desrochers.
- Wishing all a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year with all possible blessings from our Lord Jesus and Mary during this miraculous time of year.
Aug 30, 2021 GREAT NEWS!!!
- The great bishop of Pembroke, Bishop Guy Desrochers, has granted an IMPRIMATUR to my Litany Of Mary, Mother Of The Eucharist. Please read and/or listen to it in the prayers section.
- My YOU TUBE channel is now up and running with several videos that I have done over the years. Please see above for the link.
July 25, 2021 New talks
- Perpetual Virginity of Mary in the Mind of Christ series
- Veneration of the Seven Sorrows of Mary in the Mind of Christ series
- Surrender Novena in the prayers section
July 11, 2021
The Art Of Acquired Contemplation is now available in audio format read by myself...please see the Writings page for links.
July 8, 2021
If you think you have humility, you don’t. If you think you don’t have humility, you might.
If you think you have pride, you do. If you think you don’t have pride, you definitely do.
Whoever will proudly dispute and contradict will always stand outside the door.
Christ the master of humility manifests his truth only to the humble and hides himself from the proud.
Agustine of Hippo:
It was pride that caused the fall of Lucifer and Adam. If you should ask me what are the ways of God, I would tell you the first is humility. The second is humility and the third is still humility. Not that there are no other precepts to give, but if humility does not proceed all that we do, our efforts are useless.
John of Avila:
Humility and self content would obtain our wish far sooner than stubborn pride. Though God has so exhausted his eyes regard the lowly both in heaven and earth , and we shall strive in vain to please him in any other way than abasing ourselves.
I knew nothing. I was nothing. For this reason God picked me out.
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