Marian Devotion – May 2, 2024

Father Tim Wyciskalla joined Patrick Conley for a conversation about Marian Devotion. Topics included: devotion (3:48), Pope Francis (10:13), May as the month of Mary (13:06), caller: Mary helped me overcome alcoholism (15:31), caller: the Hail Mary is a powerful prayer (17:50), caller: should I pray the Seven Sorrows of Mary (22:06), caller: my mm prayed the Rosary for me (24:59), caller: Mary was there before I was even Catholic (26:22), Mary and the Eucharist (27:30), caller: Mary saved me from pornography (30:31), caller: Mary helped me daughter when she was in the hospital (32:49), caller: Mary helped me consecrate myself to my work (39:19), caller: a statue of Mary looked at me (43:14). 

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.