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Catholic wife and mother, award-winning author and journalist, speaker, blogger, columnist, and popular radio personality.

Podcasts

Listen to Simply Holy, the podcast for Catholics who want to grow in holiness and joy by living a simple, everyday spirituality.

Books

Award-winning author Marge Steinhage Fenelon brings you along on a pilgrimage to nine Marian shrines across the United States. Each day of this spiritual journey helps you encounter God and a deeper relationship with the Blessed Mother.

New Book!

Based on historical documents, testimonies, personal interviews, and expert analysis, America’s Mary: The Story of Our Lady of Good Help chronicles for the first time the United States’ only Church-approved Marian apparition.

In 1859 on the Door County Peninsula of northeast Wisconsin, Mary appeared three times to a young Belgian woman named Adele Brise. She identified herself as the Queen of Heaven and gave Adele instructions to teach the children their catechism, pray, do penance, sacrifice, and receive the sacraments frequently. Adele was initially met with skepticism, and during her lifetime she experienced many trials, including persecution. Still, she maintained that she was telling the truth and courageously carried on the mission the Blessed Mother had given to her.

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Official Prayer to Our Lady of Good Help

O, Dear Lady of Good Help, you revealed yourself as the Queen of Heaven to your servant Adele. You gave her a mission to pray for the conversion of sinners, to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to others, and to prepare the children for the reception of the sacraments. I trust that as you called Adele to holiness, you are calling me, in my station in life, to live a holy life, devoted to Jesus Christ with the help of your maternal love. I bring before you now my worries and anxieties. I abandon my attachments to them and place them at your feet. I ask you to hear the deepest longings of my heart as I pray most earnestly for (your intention). Dear Lady, you told Adele and you say to all of us, “Do not be afraid; I will help you.” Help me now as I place this intention with complete confidence and trust. Amen.

Our Father…, Hail Mary…, Glory Be…

Our Lady of Good Help, pray for us.

This beautiful prayer is composed by Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin and can be said singularly or as a novena.


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America’s Mary: The Story of Our Lady of Good Help

Based on historical documents, testimonies, personal interviews, and expert analysis, America’s Mary: The Story of Our Lady of Good Help chronicles for the first time the United States’ only Church-approved Marian apparition.

My Queen, My Mother Book and Rosary Combo

Matching set! Get My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena with this durable yet attractive rosary made of multicolored wood beads and extra strong nylon cord and save.

Our Lady, Undoer of Knots Book and Bracelet Combo

Get the award-winning Our Lady, Undoer of Knots book with a beautiful, delicate, and yet practical and durable, handmade cord bracelet that is both a novena and rosary. Buy them together and save!

Multicolored Wood Cord Rosary

Durable yet attractive rosary made of multicolored wood beads and extra strong nylon cord that will last for years of daily use. Easily avoids tangling and conveniently slips into pocket or purse. Includes handsome white mesh drawstring carry case and helpful How to Pray the Rosary pamphlet. 

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Marian Pilgrimage Series: The House of Mary Shrine, Yankton SD

It began with a philanthropist couple who obtained a large parcel of land. Their dream was to form it into a recreational area. Their mission was to create "an edifice for God." Join Marge in this episode of Simply Holy as she travels to The House of Mary Shrine in Yankton, South Dakota. Learn how to create your own edifice for God even if you're penniless.

Grandma’s Beets n’ Bacon

Grandma cooked authentic German dishes and I've tried to imitate them in my adult years. Here is my reconstructed recipe for Grandma's Beets n' Bacon.

Hummingbird Lessons

For the past year or so I've been waiting for a particular door to open for me but it just wasn't happening. It seemed as if just about everyone else I knew was having doors thrown wide open for them left and right. But not me. When would my turn come?