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Listening to The Heart of Jesus – February 7, 2012

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 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with listeners about “Listening to The Heart of Jesus and Consoling the Heart of Jesus” from Sr. Josefa Menendez and the writings dictated by Jesus in THE WAY OF DIVINE LOVE as a preparation for Lenten reading, personal spiritual growth and transformation. Francesca’s Recipe Today: PASTA BOLOGNESE Francesca Franchina, MS Ed stirs up good things in the 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 stories, with her friends, down to earth conversation about doing worthwhile things; easy ways to cook and bake through sharing her family’s favorite Italian recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.

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Schoeninger – January 31, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D, Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org)  about the mission and goals of ACT, the  2012 f International ACT Conference in October,focusing on the theme “Listening With the Heart of Jesus;” the  difference between  hearing and listening,   highlighting  the  dangers of  certain kinds of music contributing to the increased rate of teen suicide, offering suggestions  for  developing  presence in listening, increasing listening  skills and how to help alleviate personal stress and stress in others and more.  Dr. Schoeninger will  guest  with Francesca  on T5H  on  the last Tuesday of each month  focusing on various topics of human  development, and  the physical, mental,spiritual  and emotional  facets  of healing the whole person in the Christian tradition.   Francesca’s Recipe Today: Italian Stuffed  Peppers

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MARCH FOR LIFE – January 24, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks  Mary  Pyper, President of Radio Maria  USA and other  returning  Daytonians who participated in  THE 2012 MARCH FOR LIFE ON  WASHINGTON to fight Abortion and bring attention to all Life Issues. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us for your personal use and use at group meetings and prayer gatherings.

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The Year of Faith – January 17, 2012

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks about The Year of Faith announced by Pope Benedict XVI to begin October 2012 to run through The Feast of Christ the King November, 2013 and the very relevant young people’s magazine “Love One Another”  (Issue #12) highlighting  the opinion and findings of Italian psychiatrist Dr. Morabito on the dangers of  certain kinds of music contributing to the increased rate of teen suicides; World Youth Day and  Life Issues. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us for your personal use and use at group meetings and prayer gatherings.

Francesca’s  Favorite Recipe For Today: Italian Skillet Chicken

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The New Year – January 3, 2012

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Today Francesca shares information on the New Year, designated as the Year of Faith, Personal and World Change,  the New Evangelization, and Baptism of the Holy Spirit from the writings of Fr.  Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap the Papal Household Preacher. From her kitchen she relates  the history and her recipe for cannoli from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini- Imerese, Sicilia.

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Nick Cardilino – November 29, 2011

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Nick Cardilino:Liturgical , Conference and UPBEAT Musician, Husband and Dad about composing music, his work with the National Catholic Youth Conference and the University of Dayton Campus Ministry; The theme song he composed for NCYC “Called to Glory;”  Nick’s new Christmas CD; his new Communion song “Hungry and Thirsty;”  recordings; the New Roman Missal implementation and  the theme of HOPE, resonating with him this year! Francesca shares her  YUMMY recipe for fast EZ Stuffed Pizza Sandwiches. Send a SASE  for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions:  Francesca Franchina;  P.O. Box 3238; Dayton, OH 45401-3238.

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ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeniniger, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) about the 2011 ACT International Conference held in Philadelphia, PA regarding the keynote speakers, topics of the conference, and his workshops on research being done regarding the effects of prayer and changes in the brain due to prayer, and “The Native American and William Penn Covenant.” Also discussed: Benefits and resources of ACT Membership, School and Curriculum; ACT SEW Groups, and how prayer and ecumenism is integrated personally and communally within ACT, various denominations and healthcare disciplines, through sharing The Word of God, and It’s Proclamation, His Love and Healing With The Heart of Jesus. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us and www.actheals.org . Francesca and Dr. Schoeninger share family Thanksgiving traditions/foods and Francesca shares her recipe for traditional celery/onion dressing and Frito Misto… Italian Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower. Write for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions. Through the Tummy to the Heart: P.O, Box 3238; Dayton, OH.

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Fr. Dan Wilder – November 15, 2011

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 Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Fr. Dan Wilder full time missionary priest from  Peoria, IL about the New Evangelization, promoting the reading and acting upon the Word of God, Praying with Expectant Faith and Baptism in the Holy  Spirit and the many highlights of the recent healing and prayer mission to Venezuela and Kenya with Fr. Gregory Bramlage and team members, sharing God’s love with brothers and sisters  through  proclamation of the Word-Repentance, Renunciation of Evil, Forgiveness and surrendering to the Father’s Will.

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The Necessity of Solitude – November 8, 2011

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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with listeners about retreats and the necessity of solitude and silence in every day life and how you can help yourself to a quiet day of reflection and recollection in a familiar surrounding,  by making time to spend it with Jesus and Our Lady depending on what you are being drawn to in meditation your prayer life and  the books you are reading.   Specifically, Consoling the Heart of Jesus; A Do It Yourself Retreat, inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of The A (Marian Press; Stockbridge, MA  (Marian Helpers Center, Stockbridge, MA 01263

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