Finding Patience – May 16, 2024

Father Marcel Taillon joined Patrick for a conversation about the virtue of patience. Topics included: what patience is (3:51), patience as a fruit of the spirit (14:51), caller: I’m having difficulty with patience (21:09), caller: It’s been hard to have patience in marriage (26:25), email: How do we pray and have peace with God when He doesn’t answer our prayers for good (30:39), caller: praying for patience in the doctor’s office (34:50), caller: how does God have patience with us? (41:17), caller: how do I have patience on CTE (43:58), and caller: my husband has been sick for over a year; it has been really difficult (46:57). 

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.