Lent 101 – February 15, 2024

Father Patrick Hyde, OP joined Patrick for a conversation about the penitential season. Topics included: the pillars of Lent (2:54), detachment (9:46), caller: can I fast in a different way (12:54), caller: I am going to give more time to God this Lent (20:41), prayer routines (23:22), caller: Lent is about finishing strong! (26:40), email: are there different fasting rules for those with special needs? (34:05), caller: I tried to make the beginning of Lent special needs for my family and friends (35:31), caller: I ate one small meal and came to mass yesterday (39:23), and caller: God knows your heart during Lent (45:45). 

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.