Patience – December 7, 2023

Father John Paul Erickson joined Patrick for a conversation about growing in patience. Topics include: God wants us to be patient (2:31), why is patience hard? (6:35), love is patient (9:55), grace builds on nature (13:55), patient penances (20:07), caller: I struggle to be patience when I’m on the phone with companies (24:53), caller: my strategy for patience in traffic (28:07), caller: I was patient as a child and it paid off (29:52), email: I learned I don’t have control (36:58), caller: finding patience in retirement (39:04), and caller: I think nutrition impacts mood (43:42). 

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.