Marge Steinhage Fenelon is a best-selling and award-winning author and journalist and internationally-known speaker who has written several books on Catholic spirituality and Marian devotion. You’ll love Marge’s authenticity, warmth, and down-to-earth way of blending faith and life. Filled with joy, sincerity, and touches of humor, Marge‘s simplified approach to holiness will help you to better understand the Catholic faith and become a more genuine disciple of Christ with Mary as mentor. Marge has guested on a variety of Catholic media outlets, including EWTN, CatholicTV, Relevant Radio, Sacred Heart Radio, Radio Maria, and others. She’s presented to a wide array of audiences at conferences, retreats, workshops, and encounter events. To learn more about Marge‘s mission to lead the world to Christ through Mary, visit her website at margefenelon.com.
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Our tendency is to rebel when God asks something of us that is contrary to our plans. It could be a heavy cross we don’t feel we’re strong enough to bear, a sacrifice that we think is just too big to make, or loss of control in our own lives or in the life of someone who is important to us. This inner rebellion can sometimes take the form of conflict, confusion, grief, helplessness, or even hopelessness and it causes disquiet within us as we struggle to grapple with God’s will. Perhaps there’s something you’re struggling with right now. How do you make God the Lord of your disquiet? Marge examines the essence of disquiet, the example of St. Ignatius and our Mother Mary, and offers concrete steps for allowing God to be Lord of any disquiet you experience.
Complaining is usually seen as a negative thing – something for wimps, losers, doubters, and maybe even something sinful. But, is it? There is such a thing as Holy Complaining, and there are times when we have a right to complain as long as our complaining takes the form of honest, respectful communication with God. Learn the value of complaining and how to complain in a holy way by considering the story of Job, the art of holy complaining, and the Psalms of Lament and Complaint.
Facing discouragement with joy? Is that even possible? Yes, and no. It’s possible when you approach it in the right spirit and with the right tools. While recently in Ireland for a speaking engagement, Marge learned about the amazing, joyful, spirit of the Irish people in the face of discouragement – including religious persecution, execution, and famine – and how to apply that in your own times of discouragement. Listen to Marge tell about the Abbey that Refused to Die and the promise Jesus made to you about overcoming discouragement in the face of persecution, troubles, and tribulations.
Suffering can be a real downer topic, but not this time. In this show, Marge brings joy to suffering by talking about the upside. Yes, there IS an upside! By our Baptism, we are members of a royal priesthood and as such, our suffering has great value and redeeming power when offered with Jesus’ Passion on the Altar. Learn how to unite your suffering with that of our Lord and his Blessed Mother while maintaining your royal composure even in the midst of struggle.
Change can be good or bad, expected or unexpected. Regardless, it’s always stressful and often hard to accept. All change tests us and challenges our concept of God’s wisdom and power. When change occurs, God is speaking to us and we need to listen – but how? Find out by listening to wisdom from Scripture and examples from Marge’s own life and the life of the Holy Family.