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October 16, 2013 – Steve dos Santos, C.PP.S.

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Father Steve dos Santos, C.PP.S. (Missionaries of The Precious Blood) about Evangelization Today and Evangelization ala St . Gaspar del Bufalo, Founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in Italy in the 1800′s which has spread throughout many countries and still evangelizing! St. Gaspar’s method of Evangelization and Re-Catechizing “Missions” even converted a whole town (Soninno, Italy) that didn’t welcome or even like him! St. Gaspar’s time was a time of turmoil for Christians and the Catholic Church. Gaspar del Bufalo as a child contracted small pox and was losing his vision at 18 months old but was healed through the blessing he received of the relic of St. Francis Xavier at the Gesu in Rome. St. Gaspar was attracted to the Precious Blood and founded an order with the charism of The Precious Blood that is taught ,preached and received with a new ardor and understanding in today’s New Evangelization. This spirituality, prayer and teaching of St. Gaspar gathered and converted souls in Italy after the Napoleonic Era which was at odds with the Papal State. The French Revolution changed the horizon for Christians at the time, banishing priests and Catholicism into exile (as was St. Gaspar) and even martyrdom for some Catholics as Napoleon’s regime even horrifically enshrined the goddess of reason in the Tabernacle of the Cathedral Notre Dame. Napoleon’s eventual downfall and banishment from Italy brought forward the blessings of the Missionaries of The Precious Blood Charism and Spirituality that continues and is held in blessed esteem and practice today in the USA, South America, Europe, India and many other locales. Father Steve serves as Executive Assistant to the Provincial of the Missionaries of The Precious Blood in the Province of Cincinnati Provincial Administration located in Dayton, OH and has conducted Precious Blood Missions, Retreats and is active in Renewal.

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October 9, 2013 – Open Mic

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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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October 2, 2013 – Jack Davis

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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 ?”

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September 4, 2013 – Fr. Tom Alkire

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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.

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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!”

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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!”

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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.

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July 10, 2013 – Paul Coudron

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with retired sales manager and sales trainer for Butler Systems, Paul Coudron, the highly creative, high octane Executive Director of Life Resource Center, and The Dayton Pro-Life Education Foundation about the endeavors, work and successes of the local Life Resources Center staff and volunteers who keep The Stork Nest (emergency baby pantry); the three levels of parenting classes, and so many pro-life local services running smoothly and efficiently. How do local pro-life ministries manage to keep current on Pro-Life connections in Columbus, OH to know what is happening in legislation concerning pro life movement interests and Right to Life nationally, statewide and locally? The Life Resource Center of Dayton has hosted family and team/organization fun with the Third Annual L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 on area bike paths with endurance/mileage categories from 6-100 miles; starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St., Dayton, OH. Individuals, families, and bike teams will gather in a celebration after the ride, with pizza, DQ Bars, the wonderful music of Nick Cardilino and $6000 worth of donated door prizes for the participants. Hear about the all new biking adventure: The University of Dayton to Notre Dame Right To Life Bike Ride beginning on the UD campus Wednesday, July 31st, with participants biking 240 miles with stop overs in Minster, OH Decatur, IN, Winona Lake Indiana/Grace College and ending at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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July 3, 2013 – Fr. Tom Alkire, OC

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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?

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