Praying with the Passion – March 29, 2023

Father John Eckert joined Patrick for the first time for a conversation about Lectio Divina and praying with Christ’s Passion. Topics included getting to know Fr. John (2:05), what Lectio Divina is (3:43), how we pray with Scripture (11:12), caller: praying with Psalm 23 was so helpful to me (18:03), engaging my imagination (21:04), the fruits of Lectio Divina (28:06), caller: I prayed with the Passion (31:52), and caller: I pray the sorrowful mysteries. 

Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.