Marge Fenelon

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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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Why is May the Month of Mary?

It’s here. May, the month in which the earth springs into bloom (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and we start thinking about planting gardens, family picnics and making vacation plans. It’s also the Month of Mary. Having gone to a...

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Why Should You Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet?

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 observance of the Feast of Divine Mercy annually on the Second...

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In Times Like These, Eager Hearts Long to Hear of Jesus

This is an amazing time for the entire world. Even amid the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic, it still is an amazing world. Despite the illness, isolation and fear, we have much for which we can be grateful. When I say that, I’m not being...

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Coronavirus is a Reminder to Keep Holy Water in Your Home

Across the globe, Catholic churches have emptied holy water fonts in an effort to stall the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s officially known. From India to the U.K., the U.S. and even to Rome, dioceses are opting for this measure of...

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Lent, Like Christmas, is the Season of the Divine Infant

It’s been my family’s longtime tradition to leave the Christmas decorations up until after the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Well, the Presentation has passed, and our decorations still are up and probably will be for quite some time...

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What Does It Mean to be Baptized?

Some time ago, I attended a Mass celebrated by a holy priest from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Jean Pierre was studying at a Catholic university near my home in the Midwest and he often celebrated the weekly evening Mass held in the...

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5 Things about Jesus’ Baptism that Make Me Jump for Joy

I love the narrative of our Lord’s baptism. From John’s reaction to Jesus’ approach to the decent of the Dove and the Father’s proclamation, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased,” it makes me want to jump for joy. There is a lot...

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Mary is an Epiphany Star, Leading Us to the Light of Our Lord

I love the feast of Epiphany. Not only is it one of the six Christmas dates we should not forget, but also it’s a reminder that we should search for the “Little Epiphanies” in our own lives – the times that our Lord reveals himself to us in...

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Feeling Down? Let the Holy Family Adopt You

There was a period of time after my dad died that I felt lonely and alone, especially during the holidays. Dad passed away when I was 15, my siblings were grown and out of the house and I was left at home with my mom. Those were tough years and...