Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with the listening audience and engages listeners to give thought to who they are in the Body of Christ. Ideas shared include getting lives together to be the person God the Father intended in creating each of us. Basics considered are healthy living, eating, planning, problem solving, discernment, living life in and with the Holy Spirit, community and recipes from her kitchen. How can we cope in times of stress; strive to alleviate our own stress, worry and burdens and what benefits are offered in knowing and eating a Mediterranean diet? Weigh in and tell us what works for you and how you are coping in these time of confusion, trial, turmoil in your own lives. How do you find solace and joy during stress and turmoil? What did our Lady tell us in HER PEACE PLAN FROM HEAVEN and how does St. Faustina, St.Padre Pio and other saints fit into the modern plan for evangelization and healthy living in all facets of life.
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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Jack Davis, retired communications executive, avid research afficonado, well read on The life and mission of our Blessed Mother; Mary of Agreda’s Mystical City of God; St. Gertrude the Great; Marian Apparitions and their messages to us living in the world today. What is Mary saying and asking of us and what does God expect of us in this time of worldly confusion, spiritual, physical, mental and emotional warfare , crime, immorality, debauchery, avarice, greed, lukewarmness and breakdown of family life. How can we alleviate our own stress, worry and burdens and those we know who are going through great trials? How do we listen actively and extend acts of kindness and assistance? Join in this active conversation?? Weigh in and tell us what works for you and how you are coping in thes time of confusion, trial, turmoil in your own lives. How do we find solace and joy during stress and turmoil? What did our Lady tell us in HER PEACE PLAN FROM HEAVEN and in her autobiography, “Mystical City of God ?”
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, O. CARM of Los Angeles, CA about the Gift of Good Health and Healing; Adoration of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and its merits; the intercession of and graces bestowed on Mother Mary and the blessings of sacramentals including scapulars, medals, pictures, statues, oil, water, and blessed salt. Mary’s Queenship is based on her Divine Motherhood, and Father explains how The Queen Mother participates in our rebirth in The Holy Spirit on a daily basis and how Mary’s Queenship flows from the Motherhood of God. In Akita, Japan, she offered her tears 101 times sorrowing for the salvation of souls, many of whom would be lost. At Soufanieh, Damascus, Syria, she bestowed the fountain of oil (symbolizing the blood of Jesus), which oozes from her icon and flowed upon the hands of Myrna Mazzour; Hear how the Queen of Angels and her host of angels help us in our spiritual battles assuming our humility and simplicity asking for their help. Hear why and how 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 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. Use of the miraculous oil from Our Lady of Soufanieh has been applied in faith to many in Syria who were healed. Marian apparitions involve Our Lady’s messages of unifying the People of God by much prayer and sacrifice including ecumenical outreach honoring the Virgin Mary and appearances in the Holy Land recently which brought together Jewish, Islamic and Christian people of all ages in Bethlehem and Jerusalem who were praying. Hear about Fr. Tom’s experience in the healing of families and the use of the blessed water & salt (her tears) and the blessed oil signifying the Blood of Jesus & Mary. Mary gave us The Peace Plan from Heaven…Live it! Pray for peace.
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!”
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!”
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.
Francesca Franchina converses with California Carmelite Priest and Exorcist, Fr. Tom Alkire, O. Carm about the means Our Lady uses to recruit soldiers for her army; Scripture passages alluding to Our Blessed Mother in Song of Songs, Revelation and St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. What is the source of the power of The Precious Blood of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus which Mary received at the foot of the Cross? How did she receive it and why? How does she help us put on the armor of God? How does Mary protect and empower her children to fight the demonic forces? (Rev. 12, l8ff.; Psalm 116.) “Can you drink of the chalice of My Blood?” the Lord asks us. Our response is Psalm ll6 How does our Lady help us deal with grief on the passing of a loved one?
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. converses with Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) about THE MARIANIST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (MEEC) an educational ministry in the Catholic tradition, stewarding the 100 acre Mount St. John natural areas, committed to sharing and interpreting the gift of the land with others in Mary’s hope-filled spirit. MEEC advocates environmental justice as integral to sustainable living and achieves its mission through land restoration, ecological research, service, learning and educational programs. Mount St. John is a 150 acre property owned by the Society of Mary (Marianists) a Catholic community of Brothers and priests founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. The first people to care for this land were hunters, ancestors of the later Indian nations, for whom this was part of the sacred hunting grounds between the Miamis. Among the first Euro-Americans to arrive in this area were John Patterson, National Cash Register (NCR) Industrialist and Inventor of the cash register and the electric starter) and his family who provided the land on which The Watervliet Shaker Community was founded in 1806. The original 80 acres of Mount St. John formed part of the East Farm of the Shakers, and was purchased by the Marianists in 1910. Learn about The Wetlands, Prairie, Fields, Meadows; the more than 140 unique horticultural tree specimens including The Kentucky Coffee Tree, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Kousa Dogwood, GoldenTrain, Hardy Rubber Tree and Smoke Tree. A list of the arboretum trees is available from MEEC; also hear about the Sacred Embrace Earthwork designed by local artist Carrie Pate; Chaminade Park, The Native Plant Labyrinth with various trees and hundreds of native flowers and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto modeled after the Lourdes Grotto in Massabielle, France constructed with 230 tons of tufa rock from the Great Lakes. Learn how you can experience the Field Education Areas and Programs available through and your family or group can experience this magnificent facility and beautiful landscape at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio. See the MEEC “TOUCHING EARTH” Art and Educational Exhibit at Gallery St. John on the property through June 30th. MEEC Headquarters is located in St. Joseph Hall at Mount St. John; 4435 E. Patterson Road, Dayton, OH 45430. For more information, learning & volunteering opportunities see: www.meec.udayton.edu.