Knots. Bumps in the road. Thorns in the side. Rough edges. Call them what you will, but we all have them: those difficulties in life that make life knotty, bumpy, thorny or rough. Some of them are, unfortunately, of our own creation – we make bad choices and things get complicated. Others come of the craziness that is life – illness, misunderstandings, unforeseen situations. While I certainly couldn’t begin to explain the reasons or solutions for the many knots in life, I can say with 100 percent certainty that we all have them.
This book offers a unique kind of prayer experience, a “living novena” or a kind of extended guided meditation. By reading one chapter of the book each day, you will be able to experience a kind of “armchair pilgrimage,” following the journeys of Pope Francis and Ms. Fenelon and listening to the Holy Father’s words as a starting point for your own reflection. Each day, as we examine one of these holy places, the physical landscape of the Holy Land and the historical and scriptural accounts of the life of Jesus and Mary will guide you to think about the “knots” of your interior landscape. Then we will petition Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, together to undo the knots in our lives – injustice, separation, confusion, hopelessness, grief and sorrow, discord, betrayal, envy and pride and affliction. By releasing these knots into her hands, we’ll begin working toward the peace for which we all long, in our own lives and in the world.
The HOPE Project (Holy Land Outreach to Promoting Education) in cooperation with St. Andrew, the Apostle Catholic Church in Milford, Ohio invites you to an evening with Marge Fenelon the author of the above quoted award-winning book.
Please join us on October 5, 2016 from 7-9 PM in the Parish Center of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Milford for an evening discussion on the Holy Land and the knots that each of us encounters daily, as well as prayer and meditation. Ms. Fenelon will have her book for sale following the presentation and she will be happy to autograph it for you.
Marge Fenelon is an award-winning, down-to-earth speaker and has presented to audiences throughout the United States. She has spoken in a variety of settings, from retreats and parish events to workshops and conferences and before audiences made up of young adults, mixed groups, women, and married couples. Her favorite topics are Mary, family, women’s issues, and simple holiness, and prayer. She is known for her warmth, ability to reach people where they’re at, and gift for balancing humor and seriousness in order to move hearts.