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Book Review: Imitating Mary, Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom

May 19, 2016


It’s the month of May, the month of Mary our mother, the month of celebrating motherhood. So it seems an appropriate time to write a review on a book that has greatly inspired me on my journey of motherhood. One of’s very own books: (affiliate link) Imitating Mary, Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom by Marge Fenelon, with the forward by’s founder Lisa Hendey.


I bought and read this book at the suggestion of a friend long before I had heard or become a contributor to, so I was thrilled when I realized the connection! This book is filled with little nuggets of inspiration and encouragement for moms, whether you are caring for your first newborn, juggling three children under five, navigating the school age years or becoming an empty nester. The reason this book is so helpful across the board of motherhood seasons is because the ten virtues discussed are virtues we all need. The virtues of trust, patience, obedience, courage, endurance, faith, hope, joy and saying yes  are all keys to us deepening our relationship with our Lord and walking a more intimate path with our heavenly mother.

This book devotes a whole chapter to each  virtue, delving into them one at a time. The author, Marge Fenelon, mediates on and breaks apart the scriptural events of Mary’s life and then reflects on Mary’s reaction and participation in each event in light of the
highlighted virtue. The author, weaves experiences of her own life events through the events of Mary’s life, reflecting on how her experiences bring her a deeper appreciation for Mary’s experiences…..

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