Fr. Patrick McNulty was born in Huntington, Indiana, the eighth of ten children. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Fort Wayne, Indiana, on May 23, 1960. He paid his first visit to Madonna House in 1964, a year which marked the beginning of a long, personal relationship with Catherine Doherty, the foundress of Madonna House. In 1990, Father McNulty asked to join the community as a full-time member. He made his final promises in 1995, and lives in a poustinia dedicated to Our Lady of Combermere.