• 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, our homes, and our world 11 Grace-filled Days! Join host Marge Fenelon and Lion and the Lamb Journeys on a pilgrimage through the Holy Land ...

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    Get smarter this Lent

      Would you like to get smarter this Lent? Who wouldn't, right? Learn how at "Catholic to the Core" on Patheos Catholic Channel. The Three Rs of Lent will make you smarter: #2 will blow your mind

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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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Marge Fenelon Author, journalist, speaker

Marge Fenelon
Author, journalist, speaker

Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, author, journalist, and speaker. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic publications and websites, a contributor to Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air Show” and has guested on many other Catholic radio and television shows. She blogs at “Catholic to the Core” on the Patheos Catholic Channel. 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 Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: Living the Novena (A Guided Meditation from the Holy Land) (Ave Maria Press, 2015).

Mensa Christi, on the Sea of Galilee. The rock upon which Jesus served breakfast to the disciples after the Resurrection.

Mensa Christi, on the Sea of Galilee. The rock upon which Jesus served breakfast to the disciples after the Resurrection.

Come to the Holy Land on Marge’s pilgrimage, “A Living Novena: Praying for peace in our hearts, our homes, and our world” January 11-21, 2016. 

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Well, I (almost) made it to Jordan. But that’s not the end of it.

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My Jordan adventure has begun – almost. Read more at “Catholic to the Core”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/margefenelon/2015/04/well-i-almost-made-it-to-jordan-but-thats-not-the-end-of-it/

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Sure, we can pick up our cross and follow Jesus. But can we forgive those who are nailing us to it?

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While hanging on the Cross, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Lk 24:34). Of course he did; he’s God. But, did we ever realize that we need to say it, too? Picking up our crosses and following Jesus also includes forgiving those who are nailing us to it.

Learn more in my latest post at “Catholic to the Core,”

Sure, we can pick up our cross and follow Jesus. But can we forgive those who are nailing us to it?

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Eight ways to really live Holy Week

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We are blessed in our Catholic faith to have such beautiful liturgies during Holy Week. Each one of them is a marvel all its own. But, there’s much more to Holy Week than what we experience in the pew. Learn how to really live Holy Week in my latest post at “Catholic to the Core’ on Patheos Catholic.

Eight ways to really live Holy Week

It is too late to make an impact with almsgiving this Lent? Certainly not. Learn how you can still reach out to the needy through CRS Rice Bowl here:

Too little too late? Never. CRS Rice Bowl needs you now more than ever.

Finally, I’d like to share with you some exciting news! Plans for our Holy Land Pilgrimage, A Living Novena: Praying for peace in our hearts, our homes, and our world are coming along quite nicely! Our spectacular itinerary is in place, and the airline tickets have been reserved. Best of all, I have the great privilege to announce that our pilgrimage chaplain will be Schoenstatt Father Christian Christensen! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Fr. Christian for many years and can attest to his pastor’s heart and gift for ministry. He will be a real blessing for our pilgrimage.

Registration is now open, and I encourage you to take a look at our flyer to see all the details. Please note that the early bird discount deadline is June 1, 2015. That date will come far faster than you may think!

You can download the flyer here on my Holy Land Pilgrimage page.

In the meantime, I wish you a most Blessed Holy Week!

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Jordan’s #1 on my To-Do List

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What’s the first item on your To-Do List? Well, the first item on mine is big news – I’m going to Jordan!

Find out more on my latest post on “Catholic to the Core.”

What’s the number one thing on my To-Do List? You won’t believe it!

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/margefenelon/2015/03/whats-the-number-one-thing-on-my-to-do-list-you-wont-believe-it/#ixzz3V9NDIeIe

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Our blueprint for spreading the Gospel

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Wouldn’t it be great if we all had step-by-step directions for answering Jesus’ call to spread the Gospel? Well, surprise! We do, and author Denise Bossert has written a fantastic book to show us the blueprint God has laid out for us.

Our blueprint for sharing the Gospel message: Interview with Denise Bossert, author of Gifts of the Visitation

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Get smarter this Lent

 

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Would you like to get smarter this Lent? Who wouldn’t, right?

Learn how at “Catholic to the Core” on Patheos Catholic Channel.

The Three Rs of Lent will make you smarter: #2 will blow your mind

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Relaxing into Lent on Morning Air Friday March 6 at 8am CST

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Our Lenten journey continues on Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air” this Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8am CST. Host John Harper will be picking up where we left off during my February 25 segment when we chatted about “The Desert in Lent.” This Friday, we’ll be going deeper into Lent by discussing “Relaxing into Lent.”

So, please mark your calendars and join us on Relevant Radio’s ‘Morning Air.” We’ll be accepting calls at 1-877-766-3777, and would love to hear from you.

In case you missed the February 25 show, here’s the link to listen.

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Relaxing into Lent? Exactly!

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We think of Lent in a lot of different ways, but I’ll bet you’ve never thought of it as relaxing. You will after you read my latest post on “Catholic to the Core” at Patheos Catholic.

Relaxing into Lent

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Join me at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church for their Sacred Heart Speaker Series Friday, March 6 at 7pm CST

Strengthening Your Family

Those of you in Southeastern Wisconsin will rejoice, even though it’s Lent! I’ll be appearing at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church this Friday, March 6 at 7pm as part of their Sacred Heart Speaker Series. My presentation is titled, “Strengthening Your Family,” and it’s based on my book by the same title. I promise the evening will be filled with sound advice for parents and grandparents of all ages and stages. I do hope you’ll join us!

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

Parish 3970 N. 92nd St.

Milwaukee, WI 53222-1301

Phone: 414-461-6073

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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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