Inner Life – February 12, 2023 – Finding Joy During Trials

 Fr. Sam Martin joins Patrick to discuss finding joy during trials.

  • (2:58) – How to be Joyful when you are sad.
  • (10:40) – How do you deal with doubt in difficult times?
  • (16:34) – Sal – Finding Joy when you have problems: Ever since my wife passed 4 years ago, I’ve had a hard time.   I go to mass and I love Jesus, but it’s still hard. How do you get over grief?
  • (23:18) Break 1
  • (31:32) Cecilia – I have two adult daughters. One estranges herself from everyone and stays in her room all day. The other daughter has anger management issues. I’m so depressed that I some days I don’t want to leave my bed.
  • (39:33) Break 2
  • (11:53) – Grieving mother
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.