Consolations in Prayer – February 1, 2024

Father James Kubicki, SJ joined Patrick for a conversation about consolations and desolations in prayer. Topics included: St. Ignatius & discernment (4:17), desolations (12:26), caller: discerning spirits in art (18:35), caller: when we have consolations we have desolations to earthly things (23:43), caller: God’s will in my work (26:39), email: how do I trust God more? (32:56), caller: consolation in the Eucharist (35:35), consolations vs. spiritual high (40:24), and caller: I love Fr. Kubicki’s reflections! (44:07).   

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.