Making a Holy Hour – February 20, 2024

Father Tim Anastos joined Patrick to discuss Eucharistic adoration. Topics included: life of prayer (3:12), what a Holy Hour is (9:55), steps to make a Holy Hour (17:54), caller: I was encouraged by a friend to sign up for a Holy Hour (22:53), caller: I show up to daily mass 10 minutes early to pray (26:14), what if I find a Holy Hour boring? (29:57), Fr. Tim’s book Jesus Make Me Fully Alive, praying in front of the Real Presence (38:41), caller: I feel closer to God after adoration (42:01), and caller: I am grateful for adoration at my Newman Center (45:37). 

Fr. Tim’s book Jesus Make Me Fully Alive

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.