Fr. Murchadh Ó Madagáin (pronounced Mur-a-ca) grew up in Galway, in the West of Ireland, in a family of seven children. In 1998 he was ordained a priest for the diocese of Galway, where he then worked for the following 14 years. In 2002 he completed his Licentiate in Theology in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. In 2005 he graduated with a doctorate in Spiritual Theology, from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (“The Angelicum”), in Rome. In 2013 he moved to Florida where he now works in the diocese of Venice, Florida.
He has published three books: St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Through Love and Suffering (St. Paul, London, 2003); Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious (Lantern, 2007); By the Word of Their Testimony: The Journey of a Priest (Lantern, 2009).