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Knots in Your Life? Mary Can’t Wait to Tackle Them! – guest post by Marge Fenelon

I almost didn’t answer when the phone rang. I was slammed with work and deadlines looming. But, something nudged me to catch this call regardless. I’m so glad I did. On the other end of the line was an old friend I hadn’t heard from in a while. She’d called to thank me for my…

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Treat yourself to an awesome 7 minute talk on Mary’s Immaculate Conception from Dr Scott Hahn

  ::: Archived posts from this blog on the Immaculate Conception: 2014: Mary, who carried God within her 2013: A Prayer, A Paragraph, and A Podcast  

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It’s First Saturday tomorrow — Make it a Morning with Mom! #5FirstSat4Mary

Tomorrow is a First Saturday. I hope you’ll join in beginning this 5-month devotion or continue along with me. This is my 4th of 5 first Saturdays. Earlier posts are here: the beginning, the second, and third. The first post outlines the “how-to’s” for the First Saturday devotion. I’ve learned a few things as I’ve…

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I’m a guest at the WINE blog today… talking about wine and music and wisdom

A little proverb in the book of Sirach gets me started… “Wine and music gladden the heart, but the love of wisdom is better than both.” —Sirach 40:20 Ah, wine and music! Two of my favorite things! Yet the proverb from Sirach offers much to consider as we examine the love of wisdom. The sound of a…

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Tomorrow is First Saturday! Who’s with me for Saturday #3? #5FirstSat4Mary

Since September I’ve been on a quest to make the Five First Saturdays devotion. So tomorrow is my third of, Lord-willing, five Saturdays. Today I’m going to confession in advance of the first Saturday because where I’ll be attending the First Saturday Mass in the morning, there will not be confessions available. So my First…

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My contribution to Word by Word – Slowing down with the Hail Mary

I’m a contributor to the new book, Word by Word: Slowing down with the Hail Mary, edited by Sarah Reinhard.  Today, I’m over at CatholicMom.com talking with Sarah about my contribution to the book. I loved what author Amy Welborn had to said about this book: “Reading Word by Word is like participating in a warm, honest, faith-sharing session among…

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Dear St John Paul II… a thanksgiving for your holy influence in my life

Dear St John Paul II, What a blessing to go to Mass this morning on your feast day! Your life had such a big impact on mine; your holy influence has fueled some of my best prayer practices and my most earnest studies. Long before you instituted World Youth Days, you struck a chord with…

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Our Lady of Charity answers my prayers… she sent Maria Morera Johnson on pilgrimage with the #PopeInCuba

One of the many fruits of my friendship with María Morera Johnson, is not only finding a friend who loves the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, but through her I learned about Mary’s title as Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba. Her full title in Spanish is La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.  Good…

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Saturday #2 of “The Five First Saturdays… ” — who’s with me? #5FirstSat4Mary

We interrupt all the post-Pope coverage for this reminder… Tomorrow is a first Saturday. Over the summer I was convicted to attempt to make the Five First Saturdays devotion. Let me just say that, like in most families, Saturdays can be pretty hectic. And on reflection, that’s probably why I need this all the more….

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Honoring Momma Mary, a new book: Word by Word, edited by Sarah Reinhard

Today is the feast of the Queenship of Mary, so it’s a great time to share this forthcoming book that honors Momma Mary! My pal, Sarah Reinhard, is an energetic author and a good ideas person. Her latest brainchild is this forthcoming book, Word by Word. So happy to have been able to add my own…

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