Martyrdom – June 02, 2023

Fr. Ethan Southard joins Patrick for a conversation about Martyrdom 

  • (3:23) – What are Father’s favorite martyrs and what does the word martyr mean?
  • (8:19)– How does the witness today help us lay down our lives in the future?
  • (14:46) – How should we regard martyrs as we live our lives?
  • Dean – Maximilian Kolbe favorite Martyr
  • (22:09) – How the will is involved when it comes martyrdom, love needs to happen with martyrdom.
  • Randy – Polycarp my favorite martyr
  • Brittney – St Cecilia favorite martyr
  • Michael – Are there any saints that God inspired to run from a dangerous situation because he still had more work to do with them?
  • Lawrence – St. Lawrence
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.