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Francesca talks with Frances Harry of Carmelite Conversations about her inspiring fight with Cancer

Francesca and Friends¬†¬†¬†¬†April 29, 2015¬†¬†¬†Noon-1:00 PM¬† (ET) / 11am-noon (CT) Francesca Franchina talks with¬†Frances Harry OCDS, Past President¬† and founding member ¬†of¬† the OCDS (Order Carmelite Discalced Secular) Mother of Good Counsel Community, Dayton, OH¬†and Radio Maria Co-Host of Carmelite Conversations, which airs on Monday Evenings.¬† Francesca queries¬†Frances about her¬†November¬† cancer surgery, its successful outcome […]

Carmelite Conversations – St John of The Cross

In this month of Advent the Church will celebrate the Feast of one of the most important Saints and Doctors of the Church, the Carmelite Friar St. John of the Cross. ¬†St. John is important because he is both a master teacher of contemplative prayer and a sure guide on the journey through the Mystical […]

Carmelite Conversations – Feruary 09, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED, OCDS talks with Mark Danis, OCDS and Frances Harry, OCDS about their new Radio Maria program CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS¬†which will ¬†debut on Monday February 21st ¬†at 7:30 PM¬† on Radio Maria¬† Carmelite Conversations will focus on¬† the teachings of Carmelite Spirituality¬† and their ¬†application to¬† busy lives, combining contemplative prayer with service […]

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Podcasts Follow us Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube 33 Days to Morning Glory See more A Caring Place See more A House In Order See more A Light in the World See more A Walk Through Scripture See more Aim High See more Am I Not Here See more Among Friends See more An Introduction to […]

Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: July 8 – July 16

Carmelite Conversations invites you to join as one in prayer with your Radio Maria Family July 8 – July 16, as we pray a 9 Day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Let us turn to Our Mother with our needs and celebrate her Glorious Feast Day. Send us your prayer intentions and any […]

Seeking The Face of Christ

“Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob” (Psalm 24:6 – RSV) There are a number of different devotions we might focus on as we enter this most Holy Week of the Church calendar, but it might be good for us to reverently reconsider the […]

Lent – a time of growth … a deepening of our relationship with Christ

  This Wednesday we began the season of Lent.¬† It is a time when the Christian Church reflects on the experience of Christ’s Forty days in the Desert, which for us will end with the Passion and the death and eventually the resurrection of our Lord.¬† But first we must each have our own desert […]

Praying to Find Rest and Consolation

Even a cursory review of the daily news can lead one to a sense of anxiety or fear or even despair. ¬†These are challenging times. ¬†It is important to¬†know how to respond in difficult circumstances. ¬†The best models we have for this response are always the Saints. In the most difficult times of our lives […]


Francesca Franchina MS Ed.¬† , OCDS talks with Frances Harry OCDS, former President of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites Mother Of Good Counsel Community, Dayton, Ohio focusing on Doctor of the Church St. Teresa of Jesus highlighting The Prayer of Recollection, her many books focusing on spiritual development and formation and prayer discussing the […]

October 25, 2011- What constitutes a Christ centered home?

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Frances Hary, co host of Carmelite Conversations, and Thomas, a¬† program¬† listener ¬†about¬† re/creation in the Christian sense; Christian marriage and ¬†bringing up children¬† and living in a Christ Centered Home no matter what age.¬† What constitutes a Christ centered home in the Catholic tradition focusing on prayer, attitudes, […]

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