Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom

Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom


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In an age when women are bombarded with mothering advice, award-winning Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon delves into eight instances of Mary's life that depict Mary as the ultimate model and companion for the modern mom. In this first and only book to offer Mary's life as a template for living as a faithful Catholic mother today, readers will discover that it's possible to imitate Mary with the help of eight simple virtues gleaned from eight instances in Mary's life. A new book in the series," Imitating Mary" unpacks Scripture and Catholic tradition to examine biblical climaxes like Mary's betrothal to Joseph, the Annunciation, the scene at the foot of the Cross, and Pentecost. In doing so, Fenelon introduces readers to a Mary who faced challenges familiar to every mother—impatience, frustration, sacrifice, and grief—and demonstrates how, in the face of these ordinary obstacles, her reponse was an extraordinary example through the virtues of patience, joy, trust, and faith. "Imitating Mary" offers substance and encouragement, giving practical tips and ideas for thriving in the trenches of motherhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594713644
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 04/18/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 811,016
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Marge Fenelon is a Catholic speaker and journalist whose writing has appeared in dozens of publications—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Register, and many others. She is a columnist for the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, and her work also appears on a number of Catholic websites. She is the author of several books, and a frequent guest on national Catholic radio programs. She resides in Cudahy, WI.

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lisa M. Hendey ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Mary's Fiat Imitating Mary's Yes 1

Chapter 2 The Unwed Mother Imitating Mary's Patience 13

Chapter 3 The Handmaiden Mother Imitating Mary's Trust 27

Chapter 4 The Messenger Mother Imitating Mary's Obedience 43

Chapter 5 The Young Mother Imitating Mary's Endurance 57

Chapter 6 The Committed Mother Imitating Mary's Courage 71

Chapter 7 The Fleeing Mother Imitating Mary's Strength 85

Chapter 8 The Attentive Mother Imitating Mary's Hope 99

Chapter 9 The Grieving Mother-Child Imitating Mary's Faith 117

Chapter 10 The Disciple Mother Imitating Mary's Joy 139

Conclusion Letting Mary Mother Us 157

Acknowledgments 171

Notes 173

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Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a blessing to all mothers! It was a mini-retreat and I am excited to share it with others.
SLYNNMAC More than 1 year ago
Imitating Mary is an insightful guide for everyday life. It is a glimpse at the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary in an easy to read and thought provoking format. It is a book I enjoyed reading and will share with the "Moms" in my life.