Our Lady of Sorrows – September 15, 2023

Father Joseph Johnson joined Patrick for a conversation about the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Topics included: the importance of today’s feast (5:30), is Mary present in our sorrows? (10:15), the first sorrow of Mary (12:53), caller: a license plate alerted me to the Seven Sorrows; I’m not even Catholic (26:44), caller: I had a dream after my son died (30:48), fourth sorrow (34:31), fifth sorrow (39:27), caller: my son was killed and I prayed the seven sorrows (47:45). 

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.