Marge Fenelon

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The Dual Meaning of Light

I had a ton of work piled on my desk and a handful of writing deadlines looming. Unfortunately, my lax creativity didn’t give a hoot about what needed to get done — I was void of even so much as an inkling. I decided to coax my creativity by...

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All Saints Day: We Are All Called to Canonizable Saints

Blame Diocletian. Or thank him, depending on how you look at it. It had been the Early Church’s custom to solemnly honor each martyr on the anniversary and at the place of death. Diocletian’s Great Persecution (303-311), during which he ordered...

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Is It Bad to Complain?

Complaining can be annoying, to ourselves, and especially to others who must listen to our complaints. It can weigh us down and create an aura of negativity around us. Nobody wants to be around a complainer, and sometimes complainers don’t much...

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3 Things We Can Learn from the Little Flower

St. Thérèse of Lisieux is undoubtedly one of the Church’s most cherished saints. All of the saints are precious to us, but there are things about the Little Flower that makes her personable, relatable, and understandable. One could write volumes...

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Pray to be Less Like Herod and More Like John the Baptist

The martyrdom of St. John the Baptist — observed annually in the Catholic Church on August 29 — plays out like an episode from a modern day action-adventure series. Jealousy. Lust. Greed. Murder. The difference is, it's for real. Herod Antipas,...

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St. Monica Can Help Bring Your Loved Ones Back to Christ

Ode to St. Monica: You Go, Girl! I love St. Monica. As far as I’m concerned, she is the epitome of what I refer to as the “Mommy Heart.” A true Mommy Heart is driven by love, fueled by determination, and governed by wisdom. St. Monica’s heart...

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Is the Assumption of Mary in the Bible?

With great joy the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary annually on Aug. 15. The feast commemorates Mary’s bodily resurrection and glorification of the Lord at the end of her life. By that is meant that her entire being –...

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Worried About Your Grandkids? Call on Sts. Joachim and Anne

Grandparents, do you find yourselves worrying about your grandchildren? With the increasing frequency of grown children and their families moving out of state, more and more grandparents are finding themselves at a physical distance from their...

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A Marian Pilgrimage to St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s Shrine

She:kon Skennon ko:wa This is an old Mohawk blessing. Pronounced She:kon (Say go) Skennon ko:wa (Skennin go wah), it means Hello, Great Peace be with you! I could almost hear Saint Kateri Tekakwitha saying those words to me as I visited her...

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Digging Into Our Heritage Can Deepen Our Devotion

Aside from the beauty and history of the sites themselves, one of the most remarkable things I learned while on my Marian pilgrimage across America for my book My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena was that so many people know little about how the...