• Looking over the Sea of Galilee from the Mount of Beatitudes. Photo: Marge Fenelon

    Holy Land Pilgrimage

                 Holy Land Pilgrimage            January 11-21, 2016* Praying for peace in our hearts, homes, and in the world 11 Grace-filled Days! Join host Marge Fenelon and Holy Cross Father Brian Ching on a journey through the Holy Land ...

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    Ran out of wine? Try this.

    Sometimes, it’s someone else with a need, “Mother, they have no wine.” Sometimes it’s my family with a need, “Mother, we have no wine.” Often, it’s me who is needy. “Mother, I have no wine.” Each time, I ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for ...

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    Pope Francis' powerful words to the Schoenstatt Movement on marriage and family, and why we may be at fault for marriage's decline

    On October 25, 2014, the Holy Father met in private audience with the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt in the Paul XI Hall. It was part of the movement's 100th Anniversary celebration. When representatives of Schoenstatt asked the pontiff how they, as a movement, could help ...

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    Book Basket

    Well, friends. I'm sure you've heard of an honor roll, and likely you've heard of a blog roll, but have you ever heard of a book roll? You have now! A surmountable number of books come across my desk each month, all with wonderful notes from the ...

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    Are you a convert, re-vert, or an un-vert?

                    Conversion and reversion stories can amaze and inspire us. But, what about the stories of cradle Catholics? The un-verts? Read more in my column at Aleteia: Not a Convert, Not a Re-vert, I'm an Un-vert  

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    The Little Consecration

    The Little Consecration

    Barbara McGuigan and I had a marvelous discussion today about our Blessed Mother on EWTN Radio's "The Good Fight." Thank you to all of you for listening, and thanks to those who called in with your wonderful insights, comments, and questions! I'm posting this in response ...

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Marge Fenelon
Author, columnist, speaker

Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, author, columnist, and speaker. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic publications and websites, is a regular guest on Catholic radio, and has appeared on EWTN television. She’s written several books about Marian devotion and Catholic family life and has touched the hearts of audiences in a variety of venues. Her latest book is Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom (Ave Maria Press, 2013)

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The Desert in Lent – An Attitude Not a Place

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True, we still have to live our lives – we still have to go to work or school, we still have to shop and pay bills, we still have to carry on all the daily tasks required of us. All of that is inescapable. But we can go into the desert of our hearts, that quiet, solitary place in which only God and ourselves exist. With practice, we can remain there for extended periods of time despite the activity around us.

This past Sunday during his Angelus address, Pope Francis urged us (again) to carve out time for solitude so that we can experience spiritual growth and conversion this Lent. In my latest post on Catholic to the Core, I outline helpful ways to do just that.

The Desert in Lent – An Attitude Not a Place

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Chapel Hill and wearing our ashes in public

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Join host John Harper and I on Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air”, tomorrow, February 18 at 8:20am CST as we chat about the Chapel Hill shootings and wearing our ashes in public. Your thoughts?

 

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Growing through Lent on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air

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Have you decided what you’re giving up for Lent yet? Ash Wednesday is only a week away! Perhaps you’ll decide not to give anything up at all once you read my latest post at Catholic to the Core.

Why I’m not giving anything up for Lent

Then, join host John Harper and I on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air  today at 8am CST as we discuss growing through Lent. Can’t wait!

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Why NOT to watch the video of Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasabeh being burned alive

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Fox News has embedded on their website the video of Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasabeh being burned alive by ISIS – all 22 gruesome minutes of it. Here are five reasons to seriously consider NOT watching the video.

My latest at “Catholic to the Core” on Patheos Catholic

 

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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Ran out of wine? Try this.

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Sometimes, it’s someone else with a need, “Mother, they have no wine.” Sometimes it’s my family with a need, “Mother, we have no wine.” Often, it’s me who is needy. “Mother, I have no wine.” Each time, I ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for the person in need, to compel her Son to perform yet another miracle.

We all run out of wine at one time or another. The next time you rum out of wine, try this: My latest post at “Catholic to the Core” on Patheos Catholic. 

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Pope Francis on mothers and the “martyrdom” of those who struggle

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“The Church tells us again and again to honor our fathers and mothers, and it speaks with flourish about the beauty and fruitfulness of the vocation of motherhood. It tells us how to be good, holy mothers, but it doesn’t always clearly tell us what to do when ours hasn’t been.”

That’s an excerpt from my post at “Catholic to the Core” on Patheos. Learn more here.

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Houston, are you ready for me?

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I hear that excitement is mounting for my appearance at the St. Anne’s Society “Mom’s 3-Treat”: this Saturday, January 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston, TX. Registrations are streaming in as I prepare to speak about “Spirituality of Womanhood,” “Fortifying Your Marriage,” and “Strengthening Your Family.” Plus, there’ll be time for discussion, relaxing, rejoicing, Mass, and confession. It’s going to be a marvelous day! If you’re in the greater Houston area, please join us!

Click the image above to learn more and register for this marvelous event.

 

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Broadsided, but still standing

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Over the years, I’ve discovered that figuring out a new road to take is far less important than the process of regrouping, recouping, and getting back up on my feet. In most cases, I discovered years later that I actually benefited from the broad siding, even though that seems an impossibility at the moment it happened.

My latest at “Catholic to the Core” on Patheos Catholic.

Broadsided, but still standing

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Five Things You Might Not Know about January 1

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The day’s religious roots run deep.

My latest for Aleteia.org.

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Just keep caroling

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All during Advent, we read, talk, listen, and write about holding back on the Christmas celebrations because “Christmas isn’t here yet.” But all through the Christmas season we should read, talk, listen, and write about keeping the celebrations going because Christmas isn’t gone yet.

My latest on Patheos.com Catholic Channel:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/margefenelon/2014/12/just-keep-caroling/

 

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