Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom

Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom

by Marge Steinhage Fenelon

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In an age of much mothering advice but few admirable role models, award-winning Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon delves into ten instances—and corresponding virtues—of Mary’s life that reveal her as the ultimate example 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, the Mother of God is presented as the ideal guide for the vocation of Catholic motherhood. A new addition to the Book series, Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom unpacks Scripture and Catholic tradition to examine ten biblical climaxes, including Mary’s betrothal to Joseph, the Annunciation, the scene at the foot of the Cross, and Pentecost. In these scenes, Marge 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, Mary’s response was an extraordinary example through the virtues of patience, joy, trust, and faith.

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ISBN-13: 9781594713651
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 684,489
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Marge Steinhage Fenelon is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and longtime contributor to a variety of Catholic and secular publications and websites, including Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest, and Catholic News Service. Her column, The Whirl, appears in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, and her blog, Catholic to the Core, is on Patheos. Fenelon is the author of a number of books related to Marian devotion and Catholic family life, including Imitating Mary.

Fenelon is a regular guest on Catholic radio, including Relevant Radio’s Morning Air and EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show. She earned 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. Fenelon is a consecrated member of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt and an instructor for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Permanent Deacon Wives Program. She completed an intensive training program for foreign journalists by the Pontifical University of Holy Cross in conjunction with the Vatican Office of Communications in Rome in 2014. Fenelon and her husband, Mark, have four grown children and live in Milwaukee.

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.