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May 06, 2015 – “ON THE WAY TO THE UD CCE SUMMIT 2015” SUSAN FERGUSON AND DR. SHAUNA ADAMS

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

https://www.udayton.edu/education/offices_and_centers/cce/index.php#4

 

+ 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¬†‚Äúrebuild¬†the Catholic Church¬†in¬†France.‚ÄĚ 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.

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March 04, 2015 – KERI EDWARDS, WIFE MOTHER ARTIST, COMPOSER, SINGER FORMER EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT: HER WALK, MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND THE PULL TO FULLNESS

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 ‚Äúborn again experience‚ÄĚ at a non-denominational, charismatic church service.¬† I will be forever grateful for the years of spiritual growth and formation.”

                       

February 25, 2015 – FR. BOB SEARS, SJ ACTheals PAST PRESIDENT, PROFESSOR, THEOLOGIAN, PSYCHOLOGIST, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, ENVIRONMENTALIST , AUTHOR, WRITER, EDITOR: GENERATIONAL HEALING AND MARY’S ROLE IN HEALING

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. ¬†speaks with¬† Fr. Bob Sears, SJ Past President of ACTheals (www.ACTheals.org) ¬†focusing on¬†¬†on Theology, Psychology, Christian Healing and Generational Healing. Fr. Bob¬† plays the guitar, sings, and¬†has experienced an ¬†inquisitive ¬†highly creative¬†well traveled¬† life¬† as an unassuming, seemingly shy ¬†Jesuit priest in the tradition and footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Bob is Catholic priest, theologian, professor, ¬†researcher, environmentalist, ¬†psychotherapist, writer, author, editor, ¬†retreat leader, presenter, collaborator, friend¬†and has led¬† large numbers to experience healing and wholeness ¬†in the Christian tradition¬†on many levels. He has¬†taught¬†¬†secondary and higher education at¬†Jesuit High Schools and Universities;¬† always on ¬†pilgrimage discovering¬† what the Holy Spirit has put in his path, discovering, teaching and writing about¬†¬†countless ¬†paths that have brought him to¬†share¬†about The Will of God in every person’s life.¬† As a Jesuit,¬†Fr. Bob Sears ¬†is grounded in¬† the love and knowledge of the Holy Eucharist,¬†the ¬†Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and teaches about the ¬†Blessed Mother and her role in healing,¬†leading souls to Jesus; highly effective blessed spiritual transformation in the Holy Spirit and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. He teaches, shares himself and his experiences¬†¬†in the¬†¬†best possible way with deep humility, love, concern, wisdom¬†and thanksgiving.¬†Today¬†Fr. Bob ¬†talks about his life,¬†family, calling to the priesthood, theology, psychology and healing focusing on generational healing and the family.
See¬†Fr. Bob’s ¬†website, learn more, and see his books at¬†¬†www.familytreehealing.com/books.¬†Put his wisdom into action in your own walk and¬†share it¬† with your young¬† as well as well¬† seasoned families and friends

 

February 18, 2015 – FRANCESCA AND FRIENDS STEVE RAY PART II “MARY: Real Girl and Woman of Mystery”, Her Apostolic Mission and Ours Focusing on Blessed Mother’s life

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.

 

February 11, 2015 – Jason Howard: UNDERSTANDING and ACCEPTING MARY’S MISSIONARY ROLE AND OURS PART III

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.

February 04, 2015 – GINA GIAMBRONE LOEHR Author, Mother, Noted Speaker at Vatican, Notre Dame U; Former Teacher at Fenwick, NFP teacher, and much more

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs spirituality Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women ¬†all published by Franciscan Media. ¬†Gina holds a master‚Äôs 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. 

January 28, 2015 – Encore of November 26, 2014 – Denise Dolff ACTHeals President, Psychotherapist, Inner Healing, Trauma, Christian Listening

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, ‚ÄúGo 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, ‚ÄúThey will know you are My witnesses by your Love.‚ÄĚ 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.

Listen to the program here.

January 21, 2015 – “Jerusalem Jones” STEVE RAY – Highly Creative Catholic Convert, his life, media/teaching ministry, and great knowledge of MARY: Real Girl and Woman of Mystery

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¬†.

January 14, 2015

January 07, 2015 – Dr. Alejandro Canadas Part II, Marian Spirituality, Pope Francis Argentina Now and Then, Imp/Church Culture Traditions Art Music

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues¬† her conversation with¬† Dr. Alejandro Ca√Īadas, 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.

December 31, 2014 – Alejandro Ca√Īadas, PhD Mount St. Mary’s University and CUA speaks on Marian Spirituality At Home

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬† Dr. Alejandro Ca√Īadas, 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. Ca√Īadas¬† 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. Ca√Īadas, 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. Ca√Īadas¬† has found a way to bring these important facets together and make them work.

December 17, 2014 – New Album EXCEEDING; Composers, Musicians, Missionaries: Shaun Garrison and Leah Sedlacek

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 s@shaungarrison.com¬†and see his web site at¬†www.shaungarrison.com¬†.

December 10, 2014 – Understanding and Accepting Mary’s Role and Mission Jason Howard, Esq, Convert

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.