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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!”
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, 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.
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.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. converses with Ohio Region Radio Maria Priest Director, Father John Fletcher, CC (Companion of the Cross) about his recent Marian Pilgrimage to Medjugorge, and the conversions, healing and other EVANGELIZING EXPERIENCES pilgrims encounter on travel that is not just a trip but a pilgrimage.
Francesca Franchina converses with California Carmelite Priest and Exorcist, Fr. Tom Alkire, O. Carm about healing hearts, physically, emotionally and spiritually with Our Lady of the Holy Eucharist and the “French Connection.” Hear how saints of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries were primed with information underpinning the devotion and theology of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Learn how this info dove tails with the Fatima Apparitions and the connect with Pope Francis’ request for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi and the upcoming Eucharistic Procession at the Vatican. Hear what Jesus said to St. John Eudes, St. Margaret Mary, St. Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal, St.Louis de Montfort and St. Peter Julian Eymard. THE THE SIGNS AND WONDERS FIT TOGETHER WITH THE HOLY EUCHARIST, THE TWO HEARTS; ST. THERESE, ST. JOSEPH AND THE CHILD JESUS…WHY DID THEY ALL APPEAR ON OCTOBER 13, 1917 DURING THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN? Don’t miss this one!
This program continues in the series archived on Radio Maria; First Wednesday of each month with Fr. Tom Alkire, O Carm. Learn how The Blessed Mother protects us and how we can help her fight her battle for The Triumph; Assist in The New Evangelization,and The Year of Faith in bringing souls to her Son Jesus. Fr. Tom is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA, a former member of ACT and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Board Certified Cheryl Marsh, APRN, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical NurseSpecialist and Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists about Gratitude; Developing an Attitude of Gratitude; Its effects on health and well being, our psyche, relationships and healing. You won’t want to miss this one! Born and raised in Connecticut, Cheryl has been a psychiatiric nurse and psychotherapist with an MSN in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Consultation Liaison Nursing. Cheryl will discuss what she has seen and personally experienced in the realm of gratitude, developing an attitude/demeanor of gratitude (the virtue) resultant in transformation through personal reading, retreats, journaling, Christian Healing and Prayer coupled with professional training.