Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, author, award-winning journalist, columnist, blogger, and speaker. She's been awarded the 2015 Egan Journalism Fellowship, which recognizes exceptional journalists who have demonstrated excellence in their reporting for Catholic media in the United States. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic publications and websites, a weekly contributor to Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air Show” and a popular guest on many other Catholic radio and television shows. She blogs at National Catholic Register and as a speaker has touched the hearts of audiences in a variety of venues. She's written several books about Marian devotion and Catholic family life. Her latest book is Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: Living the Novena (A Guided Meditation from the Holy Land) (Ave Maria Press, 2015).
When’s God Gonna Show Up?
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena (Guided Reflections from the Holy Land)
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY SEPTEMBER 1-12, 2016
Twelve days: September 01-September 12, 2016
Including St. Maria Goretti, St. Rita of Cascia, St. Philomena, St. Monica, St. Vincent Pallotti, St. Padre Pio, St. Francis, St. Clare, Eucharistic Miracles, plus the Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Jubilee for Workers and Volunteers of Mercy (possible canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa by Pope Francis) and entrance through FOUR HOLY DOORS for the Year of Mercy.
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I know from experience and anecdotally that no one understands military personnel like military personnel. Reveille was written by military men and women, for military men and women. That’s why it has been so popular and effective.
In Catholic churches and homes around the world, May altars – special places dedicated to Mary, Mother of God – have been erected. Some have pictures of Mary, some have statues of her. Most have bouquets of flowers and many host a crown of flowers for the Queen, symbols of her beauty, purity, and virtue.
It’s a wonderful custom, but do you know why Catholics celebrate May as the Month of Mary?
Not only is the ceremony itself moving, but also moving is witnessing the effect it has on the people in the concourse. It elicits a wave of patriotism that is awesome, but even more, it elicits a wave of memories of loved ones who have fought to keep peace and freedom for our country.
Since the announcement was made, there has been an avalanche of headlines, both pro and con regarding the choice. Some of those headlines have tossed the choice off as a mere act of political correctness.
Perhaps it was. But if that’s the case, it may have backfired.
When I read Johnson’s book, I felt a connection to each of the 17 former abortion clinic workers who told their stories. No, I was not involved in the abortion industry as were these individuals. Still, I stood by and watched as something unfolded that I knew was wrong. So did they. At first.
More and more we’re becoming an automated society. Automation may be more efficient and less expensive, but it’s also more SELF-serving.
But, what made the day even more awesome was the breaking news that Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena has been named one of the finalists for the 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers “Excellence in Publishing” Awards.
The long-awaited papal exhortation on the family was officially released this morning at 10am UCT. Amoris Laetitia, or “Love in the Family” is the Holy Father’s…
It’s one thing to be thankful for suffering because you can offer it up for the sake of others – people you love, souls in purgatory, or persecuted Christians, for example.
It’s another to see your suffering, and in particular, the parts of you that are suffering, as instruments in praising God and to be truly grateful for their capacity to suffer.
I know this will be an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience and I want as many people to accompany me as possible.
The Annunciation is about Mary’s example of perfect discipleship. It’s about another important truth of our faith as well.
It’s about the Trinitarian dogma.
I used the think it was a ridiculous new fad.
We had the Rosary. What more did we need?
Then I read the diary of St. Faustina and prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet for myself. My heart was changed.