Mercy: forgiving with another’s well-being in mind. Letting something pass without condemnation. Like many virtuous qualities, I often find it easier to define by its absence, by what it looks like when I fail to practice it, which I all too often do. I fail to be merciful when I cling to what I thinkContinue reading >>
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Let me tell you a secret about performing, one you might not see in soapy movies or reality shows: the best artists are sincere and generous, seeking not to manipulate, but to give. That’s not the kind of performing that’s on my mind, not the kind that takes place on the stage or at theContinue reading >>
For a lot of my life, I didn’t make kindness a priority. It’s not that I didn’t approve of it, I just didn’t rank it very high on my list. I knew people who did good work without being very kind, and I believed that meant that one could be holy without being kind. TwoContinue reading >>
“Margaret Felice, with her drop-dead beautiful voice, was ideal as Micaëla.” – Boston Musical Intelligencer
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I am a singer, actress, religious educator, and writer living in Boston.
In addition to teaching religion, I conduct a few liturgical choirs, run half-marathons, read books, practice yoga, and follow politics. In addition to singing opera, I perform in concerts and musical theater. You can read my professional bio elsewhere on this site.
Spirituality and identity are major interests of mine. I seriously considered naming this blog “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.”
I’m a New Englander through and through, reared in northern Connecticut and now living in Boston. My husband is also a New Englander, and after four years as a commuter couple we are happy to be living together in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.