Rule of Life – December 11, 2023

IL – Fr. Bobby Blood joins Patrick to discuss rule of life.

  • (3:06) What is the rule of life?
  • (8:25) – how to start a rule of life?
  • (16:33) – Nick – The Lord gives us rules to give us freedom-sometimes we need a little flare to shake things up.
  • Break 1 (20:08)
  • (21:35) – Leah – what is a good way to silence myself during prayer? my mind wanders and I want to be able to dedicate more to prayer.
  • (26:27) – Jo Anne – you don’t have to be so structured in prayer, just talk to God like a friend all day long.
  • (29:53) – How to fight against the temptation to just go through the motions in prayer?
  • Break 2 (33:18)
  • (34:49) – Tina – try focusing the attitude of how you can love the lord through prayer and rule of life.
  • (36:17) – Margaret – when I feel distracted during prayer i remember that prayer is lifting up my heart and mind to God, so I’m all good
  • (39:42) – Alma – how can I balance my prayer life with the responsibilities of raising 4 kids?
  • (42:35) – How to participate in the sacraments as part of the rule of life?
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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.