Marge Fenelon

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Live Your Faith With Holy Hacks

Wouldn’t it be great if we could discover an easy and sure-fire way to holiness? I think most of us would want that. I know I certainly would. Patti Maguire Armstrong has found not just one, but hundreds, of ways to simply and consistently become...

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Pray for Your Mom this Mother’s Day

I speak and write a lot about mothers. Particularly, I speak and write most often about Mother Mary. I really never, ever, can say or write enough about her! Just as often as I cover this subject in my work, I inevitably get responses and...

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‘Forgiveness Makes You Free’ Carries a Message for the World

I met Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga a few years back when I attended one of his healing services at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. Prior to attending the service, all I knew about him was that he had survived the...

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Why Should You Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet?

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted April 2, 2016.   When I first heard about the Divine Mercy Chaplet, I thought it was ridiculous. That was in the year 2000, when St. Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina and granted universal...

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Give Up Worry for Lent — and Year-Round

I’ve been revisiting Gary Zimak’s book, Give Up Worry for Lent!: 40 Days to Finding Peace in Christ. (Ave Maria Press, 2019) I read through it sometime ago and have been using it as a guide for my Lent 2019 journey. It’s been a fruitful resource...

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Carrying the Sins of Others this Lent

I think most of us have our hands fully carrying our own sins. I know I do. By carrying our sins, I mean feeling their weigh, understanding the impact our actions have had on others, making amends and doing penance. It’s true that we all must...

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How I Fell for the Out-of-Gas Scam — Or Not

It’s happened more time than I can count. I’m heading to my car in the grocery or discount store parking lot and some guy carrying a gas can approaches me with a story about having run out of gas. He has no money and wonders if I can spare some...

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Can We Love Our Pets?

It really irks my husband when I tell our Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix that I love her. Regarding creatures of the earth, he believes that we can’t love animals, but only human beings. I beg to differ, with some qualification. We’ve had Ms. Daisy for...

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Rejoice with Mary this Advent

I used to journal – ages ago. Sadly, my professional writing took the upper hand, leaving little time and energy for me to write solely for myself. A new book from Ascension Press may change that. Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary (Ascension...

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Why You Should Love Your Guardian Angel (And Not Name Him)

I remember learning about guardian angels as a child, and being completely freaked out by it. In my spiritual immaturity, the idea of a being that I could not see following me around wherever I went was unsettling. As I grew and matured, of...