Archive for April, 2011

The Mercy Novena – April 26, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Mercy Novena  in preparation for Mercy Sunday and the writings as dictated by Jesus of Mercy to   St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and  the  work of  Fr. Jack Spaulding of Scottsdale, AZ,  I AM YOUR JESUS OF MERCY . This week, Francesca shares her family’s favorite recipe for Linguine with Red Peppers.   Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for  recipes and  Easter Ricotta Rice Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;  Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization.  On the Second Tuesday of each month Francesca highlights  a different Ethnic Group, its traditions, customs and foods.

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Holy Week – April 19, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses Holy Week, the Triduum, the Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and sharing in the Passion of Jesus in the writings of Sr. Josefa Menendez (The Way of Divine Love) and St. Faustina, The Diary of St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) The Mercy Novena beginning Good Friday and Mercy Sunday. Francesca shares her family’s Easter traditions, customs and foods: Pizza Rustica/Ripieno & Easter Ricotta Rice Pie ( Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for recipes and Easter Ricotta Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY; Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization. On the Second Tuesday of each month Francesca highlights a different Ethnic Group, its traditions, customs and foods.

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The Polish – April 12, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS ED  talks with Danuta Romanowski and Carol Svisco saluting Poland and Polish Americans, their faith and fortitude through tragedy and triumph, the good, the sad and the jubilation and how Catholicism and their deep abiding  faith  has brought them to the now. Discussion  about the history of Poland,  Catholic Church, traditions, foods, St. Faustina, the Mercy Devotion, Pope John Paul II Beatification on Mercy Sunday and the effect of all these on the world. Polish Lenten and Easter traditions, customs and foods are shared.

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Metanoia – April 5, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. addresses METANOIA…Personal conversion and ultimate conversion of heart discussing where we find ourselves in the deepest recesses of our spiritual walk, amid trial, temptation and turmoil; how to get out of a rut, get into prayer/faith formation and set out into the deep without drowning. Francesca also shares her favorite family recipes from her Italian kitchen, this week cooking up .Sicilian style stuffed mushrooms, and stuffed green peppers; meatless dishes that are filling comfort food, easy to prepare and Delicioso! Easter Ricotta Pie is also on the docket to consider for your holiday dinner.

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