Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, award-winning author and journalist, 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."
We can tend to paint parents of “ideal” families as heroes, looking up to them as if they are all that we are not and as though we should feel guilty about it. Perhaps we did mess up in spots, and its normal to have regrets about that. Then we pray, surrender to Christ, and do what we can to set things right.
As you make your way along the Way of the Cross this Good Friday, stop to consider the weeping women and our Lord’s words to them.
Many take that as a foreboding, ominous message. I look at it in just the opposite. I see it as a message of great, great joy, in which Jesus is reaching out his hand to me, calling me to him and offering me the astounding chance to ask – and receive – forgiveness for my sins, to fully repent, and to change my ways before it’s too late.
The Faithful Traveler team is nearly finished with The Faithful Traveler in Portugal, but they’ve emptied their bank accounts and maxed their credit for this project. If they’re going to complete the series in time for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima in May, they’ll need help. Your help. And mine.
The Faithful Traveler has launched an IndieGoGo Campaign to raise the $45,000 they need to finish The Faithful Traveler in Portugal. A number of way-cool perks are being offered in return for your generosity: Free digital downloads, copies of The Mini Book of Saints (by Diana von Glahn), DVDs, and Blu-Rays, photo books, and gifts from Fatima.
Have you heard the great news? Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena is being released in India! Have you heard the other great news? You…