Doing the Will of God – February 14, 2024

Father Matthew Spencer, OSJ joined us for a great conversation about discerning and doing God’s will. Topics included what discernment is (2:54), choosing between two good things (13:07), how family and friends help us on our journeys (17:26), how God works through our desires (20:45), caller: I learned to remove pride and despair (23:23), saying yes to God (26:51), caller: Chronic illness and God’s will (31:03), caller: God’s will in choosing a parish ministry (37:34), caller: God’s will through health scare (42:55). 

Original Air Date: Mach 22, 2023

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.