Our Catholic Heritage, Miracles, and the Essence of Marian Pilgrimage Places

In this week’s episode of “Everyday Spirituality,” I muse about being an author on a book’s release day (like having a baby), explain the background for my new book, “My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena,” give examples of our rich US Catholic history and heritage, talk miracles, the essence of Marian pilgrimage places and why we’re in danger of losing them.

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A New Book! And You’re Invited to the Celebration!

Mary, pilgrimage, Marge Fenelon

They say that launching a book is much like giving birth to a child. If that’s the case, I’m on my fifteenth baby! Yet, with the pains of labor come the joys of the child itself, who grows to bless the world in his or her own way. So, I pray that this new baby of mine – My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena – will grow and bless the world.

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Why is May the Month of Mary?

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?

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