Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan Ferguson, Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Dr. Shauna Adams, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. Susan and Shauna address the University of Dayton CCE Educational Summit to be held June 24, 2015 at the UD River Campus focusing on the work at UD and around the USA in Catholic Education connected to the National Standards and Benchmarks four domains of Mission & Identity and Leadership & Governance. The CCE Summit 2015 focuses on Leadership and Family Engagement prompted by The Synod on the Family conducted by Pope Francis which he continues to prioritize. UD focuses on leadership hosting a number of initiatives through the years calling forth potential leaders, training those called and supporting those serving as leaders from their first years to later years. The Summit is open to all teachers, principals, parents, pastors, Archdiocesan personnel, community partners, philanthropists, legislators and all interested youth advocates.
For more information and registration call 937.229.3921 to attend personally or virtually see www.udayton.edu/education/cce/catholic_educationsummit/index.php
+ Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, Founder of The Society of Mary (Marianists) was a holy, gutsy, innovative, highly creative Catholic priest, evangelizer and educator, exiled from France to Saragossa, Spain during the French Revolution. An Apostolic Missionary, his mission/charism was related to him by the Blessed Mother herself to “rebuild the Catholic Church in France.” Chaminade accomplished this by creating solid experiences in developing Small Christian Communities (Sodalities/SCC) of men and women, schools and parishes. “Evangelization Through Education” was his motto sharing bona fide authentic Catholic teaching and Catholic experiences in education throughout his life.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Keri Edwards about her life, family and faith walk; how she kept in touch with her generational roots in Catholicism, rediscovered her interest in knowing more about it and was led by the Holy Spirit to come closer and set out into the deep to discover more and more about Jesus and herself. Growing up in Lancaster, PA, Keri has traveled and lived in various locales. She came home to Catholicism, launching into her music with a new CD with the music and lyrics she composed. We will hear her music, her witness and joy filled discoveries on her way home.
“As a former Evangelical Protestant, I grew up singing, playing, and writing music about life, love, heartache, and faith as I experienced it throughout my young life. Although I was baptized Roman Catholic, I did not receive much instruction in my Christian faith until my mother had a “born again experience” at a non-denominational, charismatic church service. I will be forever grateful for the years of spiritual growth and formation.”
Francesca speaks with “Jerusalem Jones “ Steve Ray about his well traveled “Road to Catholicism,” his very interesting high creative well traveled explorer’s life leading large numbers on pilgrimages to the Holy Land via many exciting other paths, coupled with a well seasoned and active family life, peppered business background , love and knowledge of the Blessed Mother leading souls to Jesus and highly effective blessed spiritual transformation in the best possible way with love and concern. Today he talks about his life, family, making films and his highly creative media ministry specifically addressing his recently released CD MARY: Real Girl and Woman of Mystery.
See Steve’s website and learn more: www.catholicconvert.com and lift up this wonderful ministry that we can all take lessons from and put into action in our own walk with our young and seasoned families and friends.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues conversation with R. Jason Howard, Esq. Part III on Understanding & Accepting Mary’s Missionary Role and Ours citing Hebrew Scriptures, sharing the obstacles and overcoming them in Marian discussion with Protestants, Fundamentalists and Catholics who do not have a deep understanding of the Blessed Mother’s Role as The Immaculate Conception, Queen of Heaven and Earth and other Marian titles. How do you understand Mary, her role and how it meshes with your role and mission in the Body of Christ? How can we talk about our Blessed Mother Mary to help others understand her role and how much she is loved, honored and respected by the Blessed Trinity? How and why do we celebrate her Feast Days? Tune in to hear how to converse with Catholics as well as non-Catholics about Catholicism, and how to talk about the Blessed Mother in a way to fill in the gaps to have Catholicism, Mary and the Mystical Body of Christ be better understood. accepted and appreciated.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Gina Giambrone Loehr, native Daytonian, now living on a 700 acre dairy farm with her husband and four young children in Wisconsin, is an inspirational speaker, author, and theology professor, who also met Pope Francis when she served as a delegate on the Pontifical Council for the Laity’s Vatican Study on Women in The Church. Gina is the author of four published books: The Four Teresas; Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision; Real Women; Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey; and a book on Catholic women’s spirituality Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women all published by Franciscan Media. Gina holds a master’s degree in theology and a bachelor’s degree in theatre studies. Her unique conversion from “theatre” to “theology, along with extensive experience as a catechetical missionary and retreat leader with NET Ministries, several years of work in youth/young adult ministry and pro-life outreach, teaching high school theology at Fenwick High School in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and theatre for two years equipped her well. After working as a dynamic full time chastity speaker, inspiring thousands of teens and young adults she began speaking to a wide range of Catholic audiences, writing books and doing freelance writing projects for Catholic periodicals. Her writing has appeared in The National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, St. Anthony Messenger Magazine, First Things, Franciscan Way, and The Catholic Herald. Gina is also a trained NFP (Natural Family Planning) teacher who has spoken for numerous engaged enrichment events in her archdiocese.
Gina will be speaking at Sinclair Community College on Thursday Evening February 19th hosted by The Traditional Values Club and on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM at The University of Dayton Mother of Good Counsel Alumni Hall Chapel hosted by The Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: A Marianist Lay Community and CREDO Apostolate Affiliate.
Francesca Franchina MSEd. talks with Denise Dolff, MA (Psychology) of Waterloo, (Ontario) Canada about the revitalization of the International ACTheals Association and her Christ-Centered Inner Healing Ministry dealing with victims of trauma. ACTheals is an International Association of Christian Medical and Allied Health Professional and Associate Members, active throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and various parts of the world. Denise is experienced as a Christian psychotherapist working with individuals struggling with physical, mental or spiritual wounds resulting from childhood issues, family problems, or intense trauma and abuse. Recently retired after thirty-five years in private practice, she continues in a consultative capacity combining prayer and Christ-Centered Inner Healing Interventions along with clinical expertise. Denise is also involved in generational healing ministry, trauma recovery work and teaching. She facilitates workshops and retreats, and is a trainer of Christian Listening in various locations within Canada, the United States, and more recently in Rwanda, (Kibeho) Africa where she has ministered on three mission trips and continues to be involved in supporting the work of Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga a genocide survivor who is working to build a center for healing and reconciliation in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Denise considers her first and foremost career and ministry is that of wife, mother and grandmother. Tune in for helps in developing your Christian Listening skills and to gain more of an understanding of stress, trauma, physical, mental, emotional issues in the lives of individuals that cause trauma and illness. Denise and Dr. Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D presented Christian Listening in Health Care Practice at the International ACTheals Conference held in Californian in September to enhance the listening skills of participants in the health care professions, increasing their ability to hear and minister to the needs of their clients and patients. What is the importance of listening in general and especially in the healthcare professions? What are the essentials of good listening and what are the basics of deep-level Christian Listening. Listen in to enhance your personal skills to increase your knowledge of the causes of problems in everyday living.
Tune in and be invigorated , encouraged and elated with dedicated people who live the message and diligently put it to work with The Joy of The Lord, Love, Joy, Peace and Purpose. What is the Mission of ACTheals? How did it get started, how is it maintained? ACTheals is Alive in the Holy Spirit carrying out the mission given by Jesus Christ to us all, “Go Ye Forth and Make Disciples of All Nations and Heal in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? How can we pray the Scriptures and the Psalms for healing? Jesus said, “They will know you are My witnesses by your Love.” See www.actheals.org for more information and pray for this wonderful ministry that we can all take lessons from and put into action in our families with our young and seasoned families and friends.
Francesca speaks with“Jerusalem Jones” Steve Ray about his well traveled “Road to Catholicism,” his very interesting high creative well traveled explorer’s life leading large numbers on pilgrimages to the Holy Land via many exciting other paths, coupled with a well seasoned and active family life, peppered business background , love and knowledge of the Blessed Mother leading souls to Jesus and highly effective blessed spiritual transformation in the best possible way with love and concern. Today he talks about his life, family, making films and his highly creative media ministry specifically addressing his recently released CD MARY:Real Girl and Woman of Mystery .
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues her conversation with Dr. Alejandro Cañadas, PhD, about his Marian spirituality; Pope Francis, and his relationship with the Holy Father; Catholicism and devotions in their native Argentina; and The Importance of Cultural Traditions, Art and Music in The Church, Family; Young Adults, and The New Evangelization. Dr. Canadas is an Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD and Adjunct Professor of Economics, School of Business & Economics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Dr. Canadas and his wife, Dr. Cynthia Canadas were born and raised in Argentina and they are the parents of three children.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Alejandro Cañadas, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University, and Adjunct Professor of Economics, School of Business & Economics at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Cañadas presented Marian Spirituality at Home at the University of Dayton 2014 Marian Symposium sponsored by the Marian Library and IMRI (International Marian Research Institute) on the importance of Marian Devotions for every family. Dr. Cañadas, a lay Marianist, is from Argentina, married and the father of three young children. As parents, he and his wife Cynthia live their family vocation with a Marian spiritual method and share the Marian Spirituality framework applied in the family context according to Marianist Spirituality (Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade) utilizing a practical example that Alejandro developed and uses daily with their family.
“Go Ye Forth and Make Disciples of All Nations! They will know you are My disciples by your love.” Our Blessed Mother was named “The Star of Evangelization” and we are called to the New Evangelization and Marian Spirituality. “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord!” is a favorite Scripture of Bl. Chaminade. Dr. Cañadas has found a way to bring these important facets together and make them work.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Shaun Garrison and Leah Sedlacek about the beauty of music in our Advent /Christmas Season and in Shaun’s soon to be released new album, EXCEEDING encompassing his own contemporary faith filled music. EXCEEDING will be released on January 1, 2015 coinciding with “SEEK 2015,” the annual FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) Gathering to be held in Nashville, TN at OPRYLAND January 1-5. Shaun is the music coordinator for SEEK 2015. Shaun is married, the father of four, and a creative arts and marketing specialist for FOCUS and is also musician, composer and missionary. Shaun and Leah will host “The Arts in The New Evangelization” at an optional luncheon session at SEEK 2015 and have collaborated on numerous projects, agreeing that music awakens a longing in people of all ages that we cannot explain… “The beauty of music pierces and captivates us which ought to lead our thoughts heavenward to God the Father, the One who created the universe for our sake.” Hear Shaun’s “Open Road” from EXCEEDING, a song about being inspired and enthralled with the natural beauty around us which the Rocky Mountains inspired in him. Tune in and be invigorated , encouraged and elated with these dedicated young people who live the message and diligently put it to work with The Joy of The Lord; Love, Joy, Peace and Purpose! Shaun and Leah are alive in the Holy Spirit carrying out the mission given by Jesus Christ to us all.
“Go Ye Forth and Make Disciples of All Nations! They will know you are My disciples by your love.” To learn more about Shaun Garrison’s music you can contact him at email@example.com and see his web site at www.shaungarrison.com .
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with R. Jason Howard, Esq. UNDERSTANDING MARY Part II on Understanding and Accepting Mary : Her Role and Mission citing Scripture and Jason’s personal conversion to Catholicism. very active family man, attorney, and Catholic parishioner. Jason actively engages in adult catechesis, education and faith formation at Emmanuel Catholic Church in Downtown Dayton, OH. Jason addresses his faith walk from Methodist, to Baptist to Roman Catholicism, his conversion from Protestantism sharing the stumbling blocks for Protestants and Fundamentalists with Catholicism specifically with understanding the role and mission of the Mother of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tune in to hear how to converse with Catholics as well as non-Catholics about Catholicism, and how to talk about the Blessed Mother in a way to fill in the gaps to have Catholicism, Mary and the Mystical Body of Christ be better understood. accepted and appreciated.