Saints We Love

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Facebook Original Bio

Written in late 2008 for Bio on Facebook 

I am a Catholic. I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. (I have had two great husbands who both are in heaven - and seemingly will not get them to send for me!) but have been married to great men. People always loved my husbands and took me in along with them as I rode their coattails. They both really loved me - cared for me. We had and raised seven sons - very blessed with them. None of them have been divorced - they have marriage values - I really love them all. They all are married to strong women. Between them? They have given us 15 Grandchildren - and we know why they are called Grand.  

When I was in my late 60s I discovered I was really a good teacher. Just about the time I decided to resign from CBS - as a Bible Study Teaching Director, I began to know I was really a teacher!!! When you are older you begin to know these things and don't mind saying them - you know it is not an ego thing - because really good gifts come from GOD and you can be happy you have them without feeling you are boasting. I am a great encourager, but I am tough dealing with people who need to be dealt with!!!!! I write and am writing two books - I always said I was not a writer - I could write questions because I know answers, but not a writer.  

Recently I have read some of my things and they made me cry - they were so great. I hardly could believe I wrote them - so I am in a new discovery about who I am and what I do with my life - before I go. Did I say I am 76 and will be 77 this year? Tom, my husband, left at 79 (2006) almost 3 full years ago. You would have loved him. You would like our family. They are all growing up - if they take (only) the best from their mother and father - they will be terrific. I thank you for reading all this stuff.

Here is our story:


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    I am in a personal relationship with my Lord Jesus
    Christ, and it is not complicated! Terry Fenwick

    "During the course of the day, recollect as often as you can that you stand in the presence of God. Consider what He does and what you are doing. You will find His eyes turned towards you and perpetually fixed on you with an incomparable love."~ St. Francis de Sales

    "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome

    "LORD, if you want it, I want it, too!"

    "To be deep in history is to cease to be protestant." Blessed John Henry Newman. An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (1878)

    "Rome has spoken, the matter is closed." St Augustine!

    We are an Easter people and 'Hallelujah!' is our song." Pope John Paul II

    "Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt." St. John Henry Newman

    "The apostles and their successors are God's vicars in governing the Church which is built on faith and the sacraments of faith. Wherefore, just as they may not institute another Church, so neither may they deliver another faith, nor institute other sacraments."
    --St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, III, 64, ad. 3

    I write a little thing called LESS IS MORE so I have so many quotations -one QUOTE I use as a guideline for a quotation is: The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? Ecclesiastes 6:11

    "Winning isn't everything. Some things, like loyalty to friends or lasting principle, are more important." Barry Goldwater

    About Facebook: "I love quaint villages like Montecito Village, Half Moon Bay Village, AOL Village, now Face Book Village. Facebook Village is a warm and fun place to run the streets, meet friends and talk with people. I am 77+" Terry Fenwick

    "There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us." Pope John Paul the "Great"

    My favorite: "There are only a handful of Americans who hate the Catholic Church, though there are millions who hate what they think the Church is." Bishop Fulton Sheen

    Blessed Mary at Cana: "Do whatever he tells you."

    The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive!

    I thank my wonderful FB friend, Ann Flook for this quote. Please take it and save it with your own. It is priceless.

    "You must give yourself to studying the teaching and example of Jesus, because you cannot imitate what you do not know." -Blessed Basil Moreau

    “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw


Mark Blackburn said...

I have never seen a list of so many spiritually rich quotations as this one. I mean, not anywhere on the internet. My favorite, I remember it slightly differently, instead of "deep in history" which means the same thing, my memory of my hero among Catholic thinkers who spoke English as their native tongue, John Henry Newman's quote:

To immerse yourself in history, is to cease to be Protestant.

Thanks for your list, Terry. It is splendid.

Terry Fenwick said...

Thank you, Mark Blackburn