Finding Authenticity in Prayer – September 28, 2023

Father Craig DeYoung joined Patrick for a conversation about giving our true selves to God in prayer. Topics included: why is authenticity so important? (2:57), giving our best selves to God (9:20), God who reveals himself to us (16:02), Caller: I’m filled with love and gratitude with my recent conversion (19:52), inauthenticity (22:51), letting God into our lives (29:54), caller: finding focus in prayer (34:13), caller: the mass is so important (39:03), caller: confession is so important (41:00), what the saints teach us (47:08).  

Book Reccomendations: 

Fulfillment of All Desire: to the Spiritual Life: Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart:

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.