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Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom, published by Ave Maria Press, is the first and only book to offer Mary’s life as a template for living as a faithful Catholic mother today, with the Mother of God presented as the ideal guide for the vocation of Catholic motherhood. Imitating Mary is a great topic for discussion groups, conferences and retreats. Invite me for a presentation and book signing; I’d love to meet you!
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Friends, just a reminder that tonight, Tuesday, May 14, I’ll be appearing at the Basilica of St. Josephat, 333 South 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215. I’m looking forward to seeing you there! Here’s the schedule: …more
As our son’s wedding looms on the horizon, more and more touching moments and events are arising. Some of them are quite surprising, like the one I wrote about for Integrated Catholic Life. I’d like to share it with all of you. Here’s the link: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2013/05/fenelon-leopard-hope-and-promise/
What are your most touching wedding memories?
Victory! Seems the Mother of the Bride withstood the shop-a-thon better than me. She’s lovely and fresh as a daisy.. I’m…well…still standing.
On this Mother’s Day eve, Fenelon Clan is caught in a swirl of excitement. Son #2 will very soon be married, and there’s much to do! Yesterday, I was able to leap one huge hurdle – finding my Mother of the Bride dress and accessories! This was new to me, since nearly everything in my closet comes from a thrift store. You might say it’s a bit of an addiction for me. There’s nothing like the thrill of the hunt and the victory of cornering my prey – that one, unique, and right-priced item nestled in the gullet of the rack! So, shopping for new outfits in department stores was a mite overwhelming for this set-in-her ways middle-ager. …more
Oh, joy! Tonight I’ll be a guest on The Busted Halo Show with Fr. Dave Dwyer. Fr. Dave is a hoot to work with, and I’m really looking forward to our chat. We’ll discuss Imitating Mary and celebrating May as Mary’s month. Busted Halo is a call-in show, so give us a call at 1-888-3-CATHOLIC. You can listen live or catch the podcast later here. We’ve got some time before the show, so let me know if there’s something in particular you’d like me to touch on while I’m on air by posting it in the comment section, below. Looking forward!
During this week’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis spoke about the approach of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit as the “inexhaustible source of God’s life in us.” He spoke of the Spirit’s impact on our lives, explaining that he is the gift given to us by the Risen Christ, a gift who dwells in us, cleanses us, enlightens us, renews us, and transforms us.
It’s good to keep the Holy Father’s words in mind as we celebrate the Ascension. Christ promised the disciples that, after he rose, the Paraclete would come. In fact, Jesus told them that, if he did not go, the Holy Spirit would not come. …more
Just a reminder that I’ll be signing copies of Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom (and my other books) at the Marian Center in Milwaukee tomorrow. Here are the details: …more
Whoa! It’s been one fabulous trip these past eleven days. Lots of wonderful stops, lots of wonderful people, lots of wonderful insights into Imitating Mary. Today we round up the tour with Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda at http://www.mymaria.net/ Invite others, too, …more
Earlier today, Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, commemorating the start of the Month of Mary and also the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. He spoke of the Holy Family, and of how Jesus learned from Joseph and Mary, whose full concentration was on him. He also spoke of the value and dignity of work, and the need to live in solidarity. As usual, the Holy Father’s address is packed with thought and inspiration.
Probably because my life has been so wildly hectic these days, one line caught me in particular: “To listen to the …more
Tracks’ll be ending soon, as we’re nearing the end of the Imitating Mary Blog Tour at stop #10. Today we’re visiting Patti Armstrong at http://www.pattimaguirearmstrong.com/ Share Patti’s link with others, cuz they won’t want to miss it. Thanks, Ms. Patti!
Traditionally, May has been the Month of Mary, and this May is no different. To commemorate our Blessed Mother’s month, I’ll be doing a Marian Virtues Series on EWTN Radio’s “Son Rise Morning Show.” Each Wednesday of May at 5:45am CST, host Brian Patrick and I will be discussing two of Mary’s amazing virtues and how we might imitate them in our lives. The schedule is below. …more