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Marge Fenelon

Marge Fenelon

Marge Fenelon
Marge Fenelon

Travels from Cudahy, Wisconsin

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Marge Fenelon is a Catholic author, journalist, and and speaker. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic media and is a regular guest on Catholic radio. She’s written several books about Marian devotion and Catholic family life, including When's God Gonna Show Up?, Strengthening Your Family: A Catholic Approach to Holiness at Home, and Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom. Her newest book, Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: Living the Novena (A Guided Meditation from the Holy Land) has just been released by Ave Maria Press. Her unique mix of spark, Marian spirituality, and simple holiness peppered with an occasional reality check has invigorated audiences in a variety of venues.

Marge Fenelon has been writing for Catholic and secular publications for nearly two decades. More than fifteen years ago, she decided to leave behind the secular business world and her position as public relations consultant in order to focus her talents and energies on serving the Church and Catholic media. She is a longtime contributor to a variety of Catholic and secular publications—including Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Register, Catholic News Service, and Catholic Digest. Fenelon blogs at National Catholic Register and Catholic to the Core on Patheos and is a columnist for the Milwaukee Catholic Herald.

She is the author of several books related to Marian devotion and Catholic family life. Her titles include When’s God Gonna Show Up? (Liguori, 2009); When’s God Gonna Call Me Back? (Liguori, 2009); Strengthening Your Family: A Catholic Approach to Holiness at Home (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011); Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom Ave Maria Press, 2013), and Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena (Guided Reflections from the Holy Land), (Ave Maria Press, 2015). 

Fenelon is a regular part of Relevant Radio’s Morning Air, a frequent guest on EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show and has appeared on many others, including Register Radio, EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy, and Ave Maria Radio’s Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo and The Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan. She’s also known for her guest appearance on EWTN Television’s Catholic Mom’s Café with host Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle and for her commentary on EWTN’s live broadcast of the Schoenstatt Movement’s 100th Jubilee events in Schoenstatt, Germany. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a certificate in spiritual mentoring from Cardinal Stritch University. Fenelon also holds a certificate in Marian studies from the International Marian Research Institute and is a member of the Mariological Society of America. She’s a consecrated member of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt and an instructor for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Permanent Deacon Wives Program.  In May, 2014 she traveled with the Catholic Press Association to the Holy Land as part of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage there. In September, 2014 she completed The Church Up Close, an intensive training course for foreign journalists in Rome conducted by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. She is the recipient of the 2015 Egan Fellowship. She is a life-long Catholic, wife, mother of four grown children, and lives in Milwaukee.

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When’s God Gonna Show Up?:  Spotting the Divinein Daily Life (single presentation, mini- retreat, or full-day workshop) - 
Do you ever get those “tingle down the spine” moments when you know that there’s something going on that can’t be explained by human means? That’s God showing up in your life, waiting for you to notice him. Learn how to spot those moments and how to grow spiritually from them.

She’s My Mother, and She’s Your Mother, Too!: Opening Our Hearts to Mary - 
The Church teaches that Mary is our “mother in the order of grace.” What does that really mean, and what difference does it make to you? Find out in this moving presentation that will guide you in opening your heart more and more to Mary as more and more she becomes truly your Mother.

Strengthening Your Family:  Building Stronger, Holier Families - 
Believe it or not, holiness is attainable, even in the midst of our crazy, secular-infested lives. Marge defines the five components necessary for strengthening our families and how to implement them to strengthen your family. 

Spirituality of Womanhood: Living our Faith with Mary as Model - 
The Church asks us to imitate Mary, but how can we do that? She was perfect, and we’re so, well, imperfect. Imitation of Mary requires us first to study her life and then to incorporate the virtues she possessed into our own personalities and circumstances. In this talk, Marge will show the way.

Fortifying Your Marriage: Wisdom from the Church - Whether you're newly married or nearling your 50th Anniversary, you'll always need to work on fortifying your marriage. Turning to the Catechism, Scripture, Pope Francis, and real life examples, Marge offers insight and inspiration for revitalizing your marriage.

Complimentarity and Communion: The Marian and Petrine Principles of the Church - What exactly are the roles of women and men in the Church? Marge explores what the Church teaches about this in the documents of Vatican Council II and the Catechism. 

Triple Header Women's Retreat: Spirituality of Womanhood, Fortifying Your Marriage, and Strengthening Your Family come together to uplift and motivate in a way that gets right to the heart of our roles as Catholic women, wives, and mothers.

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