The Inner Life – June 21, 2024 – Keeping Close to God this Summer

Father Marc Lenneman joins Patrick to discuss Keeping Close to God this Summer

  • (6:19) what are challenges for a priest in the summer?
  • Rebecca – When we lived in Montana, one of my great summer memories is having Fr. Mark in our parish early on in his priesthood.
  • (15:17) How do you stay close to God through Summer Vacation?
  • Tom – Catholic Family Land near Steubenville, Ohio is a great place to stay close to God while vacationing with the family during the summer.

(22:25) Break 1

  • Fred Dionysius – Thinking of the summer: I am an Eastern Rite Catholic. We have an expression where the priest says ‘Let us lay all earthly things aside.
  • (34:44) Michelle – Vacation Bible School and praying the Rosary with the family at the beach.

(38:44) Break 2

  • Good Catholic friendly summer reading material.
  • (45:34) Modesty while enjoying summer activities.
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.