By Marge Steinhage Fenelon
Simply HolyMay 26, 2023
What is Your Purpose?
What is my purpose? Have you ever found yourself asking that question? You aren't alone. Nearly all of my life coaching clients have asked that question in one way or another. I've asked that question of myself. How do you define purpose? How do you find out what your purpose is in this life? Listen to this podcast for a simple approach to discovering your life purpose. Check out Marge's website for more information about life coaching, how to book her for a speaking engagement, and her other podcasts, books, and blog.
A Quick, Simple Way to Receive the Holy Spirit
In the Acts of the Apostles, we see Our Lord's followers traveling from town to town, evangelizing and leading converts to receive the Holy Spirit. What does that mean? How can you receive the Holy Spirit in your daily life? Here's a quick, simple way to do just that. Find out about Life Coaching with Marge at MargeFenelon.com. You'll find her books, blog, and other podcasts there, too. Enjoy!
Three Self-Care Things You Must Do Every Day
Whether you're going through a period of chaos, sadness, stress, or just everyday life, there are three self-care things you much do every day. Doing these three things faithfully every day will give you a sense of normalcy, accomplishment, and purpose.
What is Your (Real) Name?
What is your REAL name? Not the one that's on your birth certificate, but the name God gave you from all Eternity? How do you discover that name? Visit Marge's website at MargeFenelon.com to see her books, blog, and life coaching ministry.
Keeping Your Head on Straight (And Keep Your Eyes on the Cross)
During times when everyone around us seems to be losing their heads, it's vital that we keep ours. How do we do that? By keeping our eyes on the Cross. Here's how to do exactly that.
The Ultimate Time Management
They say, "If you want to get something done, ask a busy person." Why? Because busy people know how to manage their time and commit to the task at hand. That's great. But there's a better way to manage time - The Ultimate Time Management! Check out Marge's website and learn about her life coaching for personal and spiritual growth at MargeFenelon.com.
Who Are Your "Four Friends?"
Do you remember the story of four men bringing a paralyzed man on a mat to Jesus? The crowds had stormed the home he was staying in, begging him to heal the sick and crippled. The four men could not get near Jesus to ask for healing for their friend, so they climbed on the roof of the house, dug a hole in it, and lowered the man down into the house next to our Lord. We all need friends to help us in tough times, support and pray for us. Who are your "four friends" like the men in Mark's Gospel?
How to Get Un-Stuck this Lent
Have you fallen in your Lenten strivings? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to pick yourself up and carry on? Learn how to identify the cause of your lapse, regroup, and get back on course!
Don't Let This Be "Just Another Lent"
Here we are. Another Lent. But will this be "just another Lent" for you? Or will it be THE Lent that supercharges your relationship with our Lord? Listen to this lively podcast as Marge clarifies what the Church requires of us and issues a daring challenge: This Lent, give up something you love doing to make more room for God in your life. You'll be surprised at how simple and beneficial it will be!
The Noah's Ark Method of Decision Making
Do you struggle with discerning God's will for you? Do you get stuck making decisions? The story of Noah and the Ark has sound advice for you. Learn the Noah's Ark Method of Decision Making and stop struggling.
Catholic Teen Fiction with Author Amanda Lauer
Marge interviews acclaimed Catholic teen author Amanda Lauer about her latest work, Ashes: Visible and Invisible. Ashes: Visible and Invisible is a collection of short stories by ten Catholic Teen Books authors. As of this recording, it is a #1 New Release on Amazon.
Amanda is an avid reader since childhood, award-winning author and journalist Amanda Lauer is the creator of the Heaven Intended Civil War series. A World Such as Heaven Intended won the 2016 CALA Award and A Freedom Such as Heaven Intended earned the 2022 Catholic Media Book Awards: First Place Catholic Novels: Inspirational. Lauer’s journey into the time travel genre began with her 2021 novel Anything But Groovy. Her second book in that genre, Royal & Ancient, will be released later this year. In addition, Lauer has co-authored two books with Catholic Teen Books, Treasures: Visible & Invisible and Ashes: Visible & Invisible.
Listen as Marge and Amanda discuss:
What is Catholic Teen Books?
Have they produced anthologies previously?
Why did you pick Lent for a theme for this anthology?
How will the book help teens get engaged in Lent?
Is this a book that older readers may appreciate as well?
Do You Pray Too Much?
Do you pray too much? I've been asking myself that question lately. Although I usually spend upwards of two hours a day in prayer, I'm not sure I'm actually praying. After listening to this podcast, you might want to ask yourself that question, too.
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Marian Pilgrimage Series: Shrine of Our Lady of Peace, Santa Clara CA
Imagine an artist working on a sculpture so large that he had to do it out on his front lawn. Then imagine his nearly three-story statue transported by trains and semi-trailers from Wilmington, DE to Santa Clara, CA. Then imagine a huge stainless steel statue of Mary standing in the middle of Silicon Valley. If you imagine that, you're imagining the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace. Come along with Marge as she travels to the last destination in her nine-episode Marian Pilgrimage Series - the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara, CA.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: The House of Mary Shrine, Yankton SD
It began with a philanthropist couple who obtained a large parcel of land. Their dream was to form it into a recreational area. Their mission was to create "an edifice for God." Join Marge as she travels to The House of Mary Shrine in Yankton, South Dakota. Learn how to create your own edifice for God even if you're penniless.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs, Auriesville NY
Tertullian is credited as having said, "The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church." In this episode, Marge chats about her trip to visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs in Auriesville, New York, where Sts. Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, and John LaLande were tortured and killed by a tribe of Mohawk Indians hostile to Christianity. Find out what it was like to walk on earth literally soaked with the blood of martyrs and how to pray for the strength to endure criticism and persecution because of your faith.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion WI
Did you know that we have a Church-approved Marian apparition in our country? That's right, the apparition of Mary at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI is the ONLY Church-approved Marian apparition in the United States! Travel with Marge to the dense forests of Northern WI where Mary appeared in 1859 to a young Belgian immigrant woman named Adele Brise. Learn about the mission she gave to Adele and why that should be a mission for all of us.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey OH
Have you ever been in need of consolation? If you're like most people, you have. Perhaps you were experiencing relationship troubles, financial hardship, illness, or physical impairment. Whatever it was, you needed consolation - and the help of Mary, Consolation of the Afflicted. Listen to Marge tell about the miracles that have taken place at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio. This historic place is filled with artifacts from those who have received miracles and the graces of consolation in difficult times. Learn about Mary's exquisite wardrobe, filled with ornate, colorful, and hand-sewn robes and dresses.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Starkenburg MO
The next stop on Marge's Marian Pilgrimage Series is the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Starkenburg, MO. Built by German immigrant farmers in 1847 along the picturesque Missouri River, the shrine is a place of grace and miracles. Listen as Marge describes how Our Lady of Sorrows twice saved the farmers' crops from failure and cured a young Polio victim's leg. Meditate on the Sorrowful Mother's tenderness and care for you as you bear your own life sorrows.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: St. Mary's Mission and Museum, Stevensville MT
Travel with Marge to the "place where Montana began" - St Mary's Mission and Museum in Stevensville, MT. The hearts of the Salish tribe burned for Christianity after they were introduced to it by a group of Iroquois traveling with the Hudson's Bay Company. It took four attempts to send delegations to the Jesuit Missionary headquarters in St. Louis, MO to bring Jesuit priests and brothers back to catechize them. Their efforts were not in vain as the mission became, not only the center of Montana but also the center of Christianity in the Bitter Root Valley of the Rocky Mountains, all under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, New Orleans LA
Travel with Marge as she visits the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn the little-known background of how the shrine played a vital role in the American victory of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Listen to how Andrew Jackson became a believer in Divine intervention because of prayers that took place at the shrine on the night of the famous battle. Discover why Mary might have so many titles and what that could mean for you.
Marian Pilgrimage Series: Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida
Learn the meaning and benefits of making a Marian pilgrimage in this first episode of Marge's "Marian Pilgrimage Series" based on her award-winning book, My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena (A Marian Pilgrimage Across America. Travel with Marge as she visits the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida, the site of the first Catholic Mass, first Thanksgiving, and first Marian shrine on US soil. Come on along and experience the blessings of this sacred place!
Why Do Catholics Pray the Rosary?
I’ve been asked countless times, especially by non-Catholic friends and acquaintances, why I pray the Rosary so often. They simply don’t understand this vital and soothing method of prayer. Some mistake it as Mary worship and I’ve even been angrily accused of being an isolator. In fact, the Rosary is a Christ-centered pray and a way to enter more deeply into the life of Jesus. It brings peace, joy, and encouragement to those who pray it. Listen as I explain why the Rosary is so important to our faith and why you should pray it every day. Please subscribe to my channel and check out my website at MargeFenelon.com.