Archive for February, 2011

Marian pilgrimages – February 22, 2011

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Francesca Franchina speaks with guest host  Zaid Jazrawi of Wisconsin ( ) about the popular Marian pilgrimages he leads for youth, young adults  and families; Marian apparitions and sites, Marian Dogmas, The Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Discernment and Commitment to God’s Holy Divine Will  and  the effect these topics have  on audiences he speaks to throughout the USA and abroad. Bette Davis of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Centerville, OH also guests focusing on The Annual St. Francis of Assisi Parish Women’s Retreat at Bergamo Center for Life Long Learning in Beavercreek, OH  February 25, 26, 27, 2011 featuring Melba Fisher, Lay Marianist from San Antonio, TX  addressing The Eight Virtues of Jesus! (Growing in Virtue and Living It) 

Today Francesca shares her easy to make Italian pizza fritte and stuffed pizza sandwiches from her family’s favorite store of recipes in the traditions hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.


WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? – February 8, 2011

// February 8th, 2011 // No Comments » // Through the Tummy to the Heart

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? Not to worry…”Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord”  Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  talks  with Fr. John Fletcher, CC, and  The Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary:  Elvie Richmond, Cora Foust ,Sylvia McBain, Dorothy McPhillips, and Marika Zimmerman  focusing on “WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON”  and the  importance  of  Catholic ethnic based family  traditions  coupled with  the Marian Consecration and Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  relative to  the Papal Encyclical  Haurietis Aquas.  “You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior’s fountain.”  (Isaias12:3) written by Pope Pius XII. Francesca  will stir up  Filipino Food this week  garnering the  recipe for  Pancip,  the traditional Filipino favorite dish of rice noodles, minced mixed veggies  flavored with pork, chicken or shrimp from Elvie and Cora, her good cooking hosts. Filipino food is  delicious, and this dish is easy, fast and filling. Try it, you’ll love it!