Trust & Joy During Difficulty – March 12, 2024

Sr. Faustina, SV joined Patrick for a conversation about finding joy and trust during suffering. Topics included: what trust is (3:17), joy and the Stations of the Cross (10:07), caller: I have dealt with mental illness; I think trust builds trust (18:50), email: I have been suffering because we don’t have grandkids (24:10), caller: I have a son that has cancer; this has brought us all closer to God (29:53), how to increase trust (32:23), the Litany of Trust (39:22), caller: how can I trust during my marriage crisis? (40:58), and caller: I had cancer during COVID; I offered my suffering up for my dad and brother. 

Litany of Trust:

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.