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Divine Mercy in My Soul – April 11, 2012

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Francesca reviews  Divine Mercy in My Soul   chronicling daily entries in the Diary by  St. Faustina Kowalska who Jesus revealed His plan to offer His Mercy to individuals  and the world, through the Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy and establishing  Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter. Why is this Mercy Devotion so important for our time and all time?  Call in to discuss the Diary and your experience with the Mercy Devotion. Great graces flow from the Mercy Devotion.


Barbara Trauth – March 28, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Barbara  Trauth Artist and Marian Sculptor,  currently exhibiting at the University of Dayton Marian Library.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara  graduated from Edgecliff College with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in sculpting. She worked as an illustrator for Gibson Greeting Cards; Shillito’s Department Store, The Cincinnati Post  & The Cincinnati Enquire;  taught  Saturday art classes at the Cincinnati Museum of Art; continued to take painting classes at the Art Academy for seventeen years while raising four children. Learn  how  she envisions Mary, how she gets her inspirations, what creativity is all about and how it meshes with Christian Spirituality as she speaks  about  OUR LADY OF THE MERRY GO ROUND;  The Magnificat;  The Face of Suffering;  Suffering and healing through art and sculpting;  and  experiences Silent and Soothing Peace. 


Brother Tom Giardino SM – February 29 , 2012

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 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Brother Tom Giardino SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities and the Marianist International Program of Studies at the University of Dayton.



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 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with regional Catholic Educators: Dr. Jim Rigg Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenith Britt, President of Catholic Central High School, Middle School and Pre-School (Springfield), Fr. Jim Manning, President of Altar High School (Kettering), Mr. Matt Sableski, Principal of Carroll High School, (Dayton), Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School (Dayton) and business man George Molinsky about the state of Catholic Schools, maintaining Catholic identity, major and minor challenges in education over all and in particular to Catholic education; fighting rising costs while maintaining quality over all excellent education and environments for students, retaining capable, creative and faith filled faculty/ staff, assisting parents and students in making Catholic education affordable and desirable, while developing and putting forth curriculum conducive to Catholic education offering a wide variety of courses while dealing with ever increasing mandates from the state.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Father  John Fletcher, CC currently serving as Priest Director of Radio Maria Ohio; Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA; Mark Newman RM host of CrossRoads and Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D, Past President of the Association of Christian Therapists(    about the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  announced by  the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, highlighting  the ecumenical ministry of Father Duane Stenzel, OFM and his role in  the beginnings of Radio Maria USA. 


October 26, 2011 – Halloween

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 FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. focuses on Halloween… All Hallows Eve; All Saints Day, All Souls Day and the climate that sets the tone for the FEAST of ALL SAINTS and All Souls Day  and how parents and grandparents can make a difference in the spiritual lives of their young through the liturgical feasts and seasons of the Church. So what’s a purgatory cake? Tune in and find out and share your stories and tried and true ideas.


Heidi Bratton – September 28, 2011

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FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Heidi Bratton ( ) Catholic wife, mom of six, prolific author of faith filled parenting books, and fifteen (15) children’s books about being a writer in a family situation and tight time frame and her new book. Homegrown Faith: Nurturing Your Catholic Family is an insightful humorous book of weekly reflections that can be used as a personal assist or group discussion tool, about raising families filled with familiar situations and scriptures, to reveal unexpected sacramental riches even in chaotic hectic dilemmas published by Servant Books; St. Anthony Messenger Press ( ) Link on to to hear the program live and for the Encore airing Monday October 3 at 2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria Francesca and Friends Program Archives . Music Break: God Has Made Us a Family. Francesca and Friends programs are available for your listening and personal or group study on the Radio Maria Archives of Francesca and Friends at See the programming link on for Encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. Radio Maria broadcasts in over 60 countries across the world and eleven radio stations in the USA in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and Illinois


Thankful Homes – May 11, 2011

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Francesca Franchina speaks  with Tim Bete, Communications Director for St. Mary’s Development Corporation  in Dayton, OH,  about  their  Housing Projects,  Homes For Our Troops  The effect  and results of the earlier competition focusing on Thankful Homes;  The opportunity to help people find  suitable housing in times of need and waning health  including SMDC  Residential Services, Independent Living Apartments and Homes  for Families;  Senior Housing  Health Care Services and Homeownership Assistance and Training Programs; and The Home Ownership Center.