Secrets to Growing in Prayer – June 14, 2023

Sister Agnus Dei, SV joined Patrick for a conversation about four dispositions that help us grow in prayer. Topics included: why we need prayer (1:57), how stillness helps us prepare for prayer (7:16), caller: I feel guilty when I forget to pray (17:39), the importance of silence (24:08), caller: How do I improve my time of adoration (28:06), how solitude helps us pray (32:58), slowing down (39:01), caller: How do I encourage teens to pray (44:24), caller: Liturgy of the hours (47:16). 

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.