Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12, 2023

Father Joseph Johnson joined Patrick for a conversation about the Patroness of the Americas. Topics included: the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe (2:33), the Mother who gathers her children (13:38), caller: we named our son Juan (19:22), caller: Mary helped the direction of my life (23:27), Our Lady of the Americas (27:00), email: the devotion to Our Lady started with my parents (30:00), those who avoid Mary (31:24), Fr. Joseph’s story of Our Lady (36:47), caller: my mom prayed for my brother in Vietnam (42:44), and caller: I went to the Shrine 2 weeks ago! (44:51). 

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.