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40 DAYS FOR LIFE – March 13, 2012

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 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Mary Britt and Jenny Belokony of Dayton, OH about 40 DAYS FOR LIFE a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the Body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, seeking God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life to end tune in to see how you can participate in this great movement and the vigil to be held on abortion.

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Fr. Gregory Bramlage – Feb. 14, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with  Fr.  Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who will teach  and minister “In The Footsteps of The Lamb,”  the CREDO Apostolate Healing Conference and Miracle Prayer Day  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Rd. Dayton, OH  45432 on  Saturday February 18 from 9-4 PM   about Scripture, the steps to help us experience the Healing Power of the Kingdom of Jesus,  the mission and goals of (MNE Missionaries of The  New Evangelization);  his experiences in various  countries from South America to Africa, India, Mexico, The Philippines, Europe and the USA; his most recent trip to Guatemalan and  what  happened last weekend at The Word of God Community in Gaithersburg, MD.   Francesca’s Recipe Today: Italian Minestrone and Heart Healthy Taco Soup from her family’s favorite recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.  

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Living in This Time of Mercy – April 10, 2011

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Francesca Franchina  open mic addressing the lives of the saints and their intercession for us, Living in This Time of Mercy, St. Faustina, St. Padre Pio and Blessed John Paul II  and  speaks with Fr. Neil Buchlein of Pennsylvania about encountering Jesus and healing  through the intercession of the Blessed Mother  at Medjugorge; and how his life including a second career as a diocesan priest  has  been affected by his 19 pilgrimages and the effect/fruit  of Marian  pilgrimages. Today Francesca shares her tasty and easy to prepare Baked  Italian Chicken Cacciatore With Onions, Tomatoes, Potatoes and Peas,  from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.   This dinner is a good taker for picnics, potlucks and a filling meal for your family with a big Italian salad and crusty Italian bread. Father Neil’s website: http://www.blessedmotherschildren.com

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The Mercy Messages – May 3, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses  The Mercy Messages as written by St. Faustina; The Mercy Novena , The importance of  Mercy Sunday; the writings as dictated by Jesus of Mercy to   St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and  the  importance of heeding the teachings given to us through her  by Jesus of Mercy. Francesca reads from the Messages and comments on their effect on our lives; Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. This week, Francesca shares her family’s favorite recipe for Pasta with Creamy Ricotta . 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. …..SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.   “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday  down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite  Italian  recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.

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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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Cast Your Nets – March 22, 2011

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EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY; SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Wayne Topp, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Associate Vocational Director and Parish Youth Minister at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Cincinnati, OH about   Cast Your Nets, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Youth Ministry Conference (Sunday March 27, 2011  encouraging youth to tap into area events to be recharged in the faith and build stronger bonds with the Greater Church outside their individual parishes. CAST YOUR NETS  features dynamic speakers, music, food and fun. Archbishop Schnurr will address the Conference which sends the message to BE BOLD focusing on living with excitement the Catholic Faith and being willing to stand out as young disciples for Jesus. Hear the results of  the past three years.

Francesca  shares her recipe for  fast, delicious,  inexpensive Italian Lenten family meals: Baccala (cod fish) Stew…(Baccala, potatoes, olives, onions and tomatoes and Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan using halves of Fresh Eggplant, Italian Sausage or Bread Crumbs, Mozzarella and  Parmesan Cheese dressed with  Fresh Tomato Sauce.

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The Irish Heritage – March 8, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Mary Rose Kelly, John Kelly and Mary Knipfer about their ethnic heritage and Irish homeland, its history, traditions, culture, faith formation, spirituality and traditional Irish fare for holidays. Today Francesca shares Mary Rose and Mary’s favorite recipes for Soda Bread, and their traditional St. Patrick Day fare Some in the USA eat Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) but in Ireland they eat Leg of Lamb, Rutabaga, Parsnips and Carrots .

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The Word of God – March 8, 2011

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 Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.   “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday  down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite  Italian  recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.

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Marian pilgrimages – February 22, 2011

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Francesca Franchina speaks with guest host  Zaid Jazrawi of Wisconsin (www.IHS312.org ) 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.

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