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).
RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC PUBLISHERS EXCELLENCE IN PUBLISHING AWARD
Marge Fenelon's OUR LADY, UNDOER OF KNOTS: A LIVING NOVENA (Ave Maria Press) has been awarded Second Place in the 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers EXCELLENCE IN PUBLISHING AWARD in the Inspiration category. From the Press Release: "Fenelon's Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena created a new devotional practice - from the classic novena that is a favorite of Pope Francis. She reflects on nine sacred sites associated with the Holy Father's 2014 pilgrimage to the Holy Land to help readers explore the "knots" or impossible situations in their own lives in order to find peace. Fenelon is a veteran Catholic journalist, columnist, and author of a number of books related to Marian devotion and Catholic family life including Imitating Mary."
Above all, memory work can – and should – mean gratitude and a deepening of your relationship with the heavenly Father, who always knows what is best for you.
When we look at all the bright red hearts scattered everywhere we look, maybe we can think of the bright red heart of St. Valentine, who was martyred for the sake of the Bright Red Heart that was pierced for us on the Cross.
I think I like this part of the Lourdes story best because it’s so normal. At least around the Fenelon Clan Abode, sprinkling hoy water is a normal thing, especially when we hear strange noises or sense that the Nasty guy is messing with us. It’s also normal for us to bless things – computers, Advent wreathes, new cars. You get the idea.
Anna’s life changes upon seeing the Redeemer. Once quiet and introspected, she suddenly gives thanks to God and speaks to everyone she can about the Child. What can we learn from her?