Archive for August, 2013

August 28, 2013 – Fr. George Antony Kumblumoottil, O.P.

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dominican priest, Fr. George Antony Kumblumoottil,O. P., Province of India; Friars of the Order of Preachers. He was ordained in April, 1993 holds a Doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical University of St.Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome and is the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St. Charles’ Major Seminary, Nagpur, India. A full time professor of Sacred Scripture, Father George is also a member of the Doctrinal Commission of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS); a sought after evangelizing preacher and resource person. Having traveled to various parts of India, the U.S.A, United Kingdom (U.K,) Italy, Ireland, Canada, and the Gulf Father George will focus on what is happening in the world of evangelization, formation, transformation and healing today and what we can and should be doing about it in our own neck of the woods! A popular speaker Father George inspires, teaches and preaches at Shalom Festivals in Chicago, Houston, Miami, Orange, New York and San Jose. Hear what is happening in this year of Faith dedicated to The New Evangelization with young people and intergenerational groups that love the Blessed Trinity and Our Lady. Hear what is on Father George’s heart as he travels to places in America as a Missionary from India bringing forth the Good News to those who can and do shout it from the roof tops!
“They will know you are My disciples by your love… You will be My Witnesses!”


August 21, 2013 – Brother Don Neff, SM

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Brother Don Neff, SM. an everyday missionary serving in the Marianist Family (Marianists) Founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. A world traveler, educator, evangelizer, Bro. Neff is truly a missionary, a man with a purpose serving Jesus and Mary through a charism given to the Founder while exiled in Saragossa, Spain during the French Revolution. “Rebuild the Church in France!” Today that mission continues throughout the world. What can we learn about evangelization from Bl. Chaminade’s experience and the history of the Marianist Family that we can practice today? Learn how things are happening that carry out the Year of Faith and New Evangelization here in the USA, Africa, India, Europe, South America through Blessed Chaminade: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord….”Evangelization through education!”


August 14, 2013 – Fr. Tom Alkire, O. CARM

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continuous her talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, O. CARM of Los Angeles, CA about the Blessed Mother and her Assumption into Heaven; Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth discussing the encyclicals of Pope Pius XII, “Munificentissimus Deus” (November 1, 1950 on the Assumption) and “Ad Caelum Regnum” (l954) on Our Lady’s Queenship. How do we get in communion with her as Queen via the angels and the saints? How do we approach The Blessed Mother’s Queenship in our own lives? Mary’s Queenship is based on her Divine Motherhood, and he explains how The Queen Mother participates in our rebirth in The Holy Spirit on a daily basis. Mary’s Queenship (Part I) flows from the Motherhood of God. Hear how the Queen of Angels and her host of angels help us in our spiritual battles assuming our humility and simplicity in asking for their help. Why and how do we receive her armor of Protection via her Brown Scapular and the Holy Rosary. (Wisdom: 5:l7-20; Echo of Ephesians 6;13-16.) The Sword/ EPH:6: 17 depicts the Word of God used by the Spirit: Mary guarded that Word in her heart. St. Padre Pio and The October 13th Marian appearance at Fatima in 1917 gave deeper evidence and understanding of the need of the Brown Scapular and Rosary in our time.