Simply Holy, Podcast, Marge Fenelon, Holiness

The Upside of Suffering (Yes, there IS an upside!)

Suffering can be a real downer topic, but not this time. In this show, Marge brings joy to suffering by talking about the upside. Yes, there IS an upside! By our Baptism, we are members of a royal priesthood and as such, our suffering has great value and redeeming power when offered with Jesus’ Passion on the Altar.

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross: A Time for New Beginnings

It’s fitting to take a day out to spiritually exalt the Cross upon which our Savior suffered and died for us. He bore so much pain and agony on account of our sins and with a love that is limitless despite our faults and sinfulness! The feast is the occasion for a new beginning, as well, as we resolve to take up our own crosses, given to us by Divine Providence, and carry them forward out of love for Jesus.

Holiness, Saints, Prayer, Marge Fenelon

Who Do You Think About at Pentecost?

I can imagine that Mary, with her motherly heart and closeness to her Son, was ever-so proud of the Apostles. I can imagine her face, beaming with joy, and her lips offering prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God. Because of the important position the Apostles had in Jesus’ life, they must have had an important position in Mary’s life as well.

Forgiveness

Why is It So Hard to Forgive?

It can be so very hard to forgive. But, Jesus requires us to – not just once, but repeatedly and completely. In this episode of Everyday Spirituality, I talk about the devastating effects of unforgiveness and the one essential component in the forgiveness process that we all seem to miss.