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The Heart of Jesus – July 24, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed continues conversation of reparative prayer to the Hearts of Jesus, the means of evangelization in the spoken word, media, education and socialization while consoling the Heart of Jesus.

Right to Life – July 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life about the work and successes of Right to Life nationally and locally and the upcoming L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 on area Bike Paths starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St.; Dayton, OH, with various starting times and participants of all ages & riding endurance from mileage categories from 6-100 miles. Families participate as well as seasoned bikers, followed by The Celebration from 1:00-2:30 PM with local radio and TV personalities and the wonderful music of national award winner, musician, composer and singer Nick Cardilino. Food, Games, Entertainment and Prizes!

Healing Prayer – July 10, 2012


 Francesca Franchina visits with Fr. Rapheal, a Missionary Herald of Good News and his missionary work with the order founded in India to assist priests, parishes, universities, seminaries and hospitals anywhere in the world where there is a need. Father Rapheal has been a priest for twelve years and is a pastor of a parish of 700 families, has taught in the seminary and traveled to Africa as well as Italy to assist where needed.  A charismatic prayerful priest, Fr. Rapheal shares his experiences in healing prayer even among Non Christians who return to thank him and share their healing stories with him,  Father was in the United States for six weeks visiting various areas and parishes to share the Good News about the Heralds of Good News.

Fr. Rapheal – July 3, 2012

 Francesca Franchina visits with Fr. Rapheal, a Missionary Herald of Good News and his missionary work with the order founded in India to assist priests, parishes, universities, seminaries and hospitals anywhere in the world where there is a need, Father Rapheal has been a priest for twelve years and is a pastor of a parish of 700 families, has taught in the seminary and traveled to Africa as well as Italy to assist where needed,  A charismatic prayerful priest, Fr, Rapheal shares his experiences in healing prayer even among Non Christians who return to thank him and share their healing stories with him,  Father was in the United States for six weeks visiting various areas and parishes to share the Good News about the Heralds of Good News.

Campaign for Peace – June 26, 2012

Francesca revs up her campaign for peace in the person, family, USA and world through prayer and healing the¬†brokenness and ¬†wounds of ¬†America and¬† the ¬†world¬†situation by¬† promoting and accepting¬†¬†healing through¬†¬†receiving God’s Mercy, Concern, Compassion and All Encompassing¬† Healing Love?

Human Trafficking – June 19, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed.¬† chats with Dr. Anthony Talbott of the University of Dayton Political Science Department regarding human trafficking; the modern day slavery of children, teens and women running rampant in society today. The problem exists ¬†throughout the world ;learn what is being done about it internationally, nationally and locally¬† and how you can¬† help run away youth and abused women who find themselves locked into these ungodly hopeless situations. Dr. Talbott will share what is being done in law enforcement, sociologists and in the schools to help identify and eradicate this great social blight and multidollar business that enslaves.¬†Dr. Talbott¬†discusses warning signals, clues and how to help curtail these modern day slavery enslavement situations.¬† Francesca’s Recipes of the day: Heavenly Hash and¬† Five Cup Fruit Delight.

The Rural-Urban Mass – June 12, 2012

 Francesca Franchina MS Ed.  chats with Deacon Marty Brown of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Marys, OH, Pam Long, Regional Director for The Catholic Social Action Office, and Willard Dahlinghaus of Minster, OH  about the upcoming Rural-Urban Mass celebrated by  Bishop Joseph Binzer at Ron and Deb Wilker’s Farm, 10675 Tri-Township Rd. St. Mary’s, Ohio on Thursday, June 21, 2012  in their huge family farm  tool shed that seats 300!  Learn about old and new traditions getting back to the roots of this traditional Mass and the inauguration of The  Catholic Century Farm Registry ( sixteen farming families in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati  will be honored this year as  families that have been farming the same land for one hundred years). All are welcome to attend the Mass and dinner; (Call for Reservations). Tune in to find out more interesting and delicious details.
Francesca’s recipe for the day: Italian Style Fried Chicken! We may also be blessed in hearing  from area Knights of Columbus about their famous fried chicken dinners that will be served at this blessed event!

From Jewish to Catholic – June 5, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Roy Schoeman, Ph. D. of Boston, MA, convert to Catholicism from Judaism about his life growing up in a faithful Jewish home, his turn to atheism, his conversion process and how he was drawn to Catholicism focusing on Judaism, the Messiah Jesus and Catholicism; The Holy Eucharist in his life and the life of all Catholics, The Feast of Corpus Christi and The New Evangelization. Caller Stephanie Schutte shares information about the 11th Annual Corpus Christi Celebration (The Solemnity of The Body and Blood of Christ) at Emmanuel Parish on Franklin Street in Downtown Dayton about the Mass, decoration of Franklin Street with sidewalk pictures depicting symbols of the Holy Eucharist with dyed wood chips lovingly created by Emmanuel parishioners followed by 5:15 PM Mass, Procession and Dinner on Saturday June 9, 2012. All are invited! Today’s Recipes from Francesca’s Italian Kitchen: Pizza Fritte and Italian Dolce (Sugared Bread Dough Treats)

Pentecost – May 29, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D. Editor of the Journal of Christian Healing and Past President of  The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) about Pentecost, The Power of the Holy Spirit and  Generational Healing focusing on:  The sins of the parents to the 3rd and 4th generation (Exodus 20: 4-6; The common experience of the patterns and wounds of one generation passing to the next and subsequent generations; How we carry the memories of our patents and ancestors ; How God is present to all history and wants to heal us; Bringing our family tree to Jesus for healing; and The Power of the Holy Eucharist for generational healing.

MODERN MEDICAL MISSIONARIES – May 8, 2012

MODERN MEDICAL MISSIONARIES: MERCY & THE WAY OF DIVINE LOVE

Francesca¬†Franchina , MS Ed. talks with¬† Modern Medical Missionaries¬†¬†Dr. Magued Khouzam, MD, (Surgeon) of Florence,¬†Kentucky,¬†¬†Dr. Ayman Iskender, MD¬†(Cardiologist)¬†of New York, the ¬†leaders of the¬† Coptic Medical Association Medical Missionary Team of 73¬†doctors, nurses, and other medical and health professionals, as well as interested families of adults and children including Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA, who will participate in the Mission Trip, coming together ¬†from the ¬†USA, Canada, Ethiopia and Egypt traveling ¬†to Ethiopia.¬† Hear ¬†about the beginnings of The Coptic Medical¬†Society ¬†in North America, its past medical missions to Egypt and¬† Ethiopia;¬† How they will teach, treat patients, and minister at The Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul University Hospital, orphanages, schools and churches in Addis Ababa, the Capitol of Ethiopia, ¬†doing¬†various operations and procedures, helping, healing and ministering to¬†patients, students and hospital medical professionals and ¬†personnel.¬†¬†Can we¬†¬†relate¬† these¬†missionary concepts of this group¬†of ¬†young talented doctors; medical and health ¬†professionals, to¬† heal the wounds of ¬†America and¬† the ¬†world¬†situation,¬† promoting and accepting¬†¬†healing¬†¬†by¬†receiving God’s mercy and healing love¬†and passing it on to heal¬† the wounds of the world?

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALING OUR WORLD – May 1, 2012

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALING  OUR WORLD IN THE NAME OF JESUS! (Part II)
Francesca¬†Franchina , MS Ed. continues¬† her¬† discussion with Radio Maria listeners about¬†world peace, peace in homes and the marketplace for ¬†the benefit of ¬†individuals, the Church and the world¬† through¬†¬†praying the rosary, novenas and ¬†knowledge of the MERCY¬† Prayers and Devotions given¬† to St. Faustina¬† and through visionaries in approved Marian Apparitions.¬† What is spiritual warfare and¬† what instruction have we been given¬†by Jesus,¬†and the Blessed Mother¬†to use by¬† the grace and¬† lessons¬† given us by¬† God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through¬† Saints, Scripture and the Psalms?¬†¬†Last week¬†Francesca and Dr. Doug Schoeninger,Ph. D. discussed¬†personal¬†healing attitudes and beliefs: “God loves me; I am marvelously made (Psalm 139); The Holy Spirit lives in me (Romans 8:26-28); Meditation¬† on personal healing (Phillipians 4: 6-9); The importance of safety and an Attitude of ¬†Gratitude.¬†¬†¬†How can we¬†¬†relate¬† these points to¬† healing¬†America and¬† the ¬†world¬†situation ¬†in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love to heal¬† the wounds of the world?¬†

HEALING IN THE NAME OF JESUS (Part II) – April 24, 2012

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬† about the importance of taking responsibility for ones healing: moving from blaming others to owning ones experience as ones own and caring for¬† self. Francesca and Dr. Doug discuss¬†¬†healing attitudes and beliefs: God loves me; I am marvelously made (Psalm 139); The Holy Spirit lives in me (Romans 8:26-28); Meditation¬† on your own healing (Phillipians 4: 6-9); The importance of safety and an Attitude of ¬†Gratitude.¬† Part I (March 27, 2012 ) dealt with healing and ¬†how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Italian ¬†Kitchen:Frittelle de Mella (Italian Orange or¬†Apple¬†Fritters)

April 17, 2012

LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY – April 10, 2012

LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY 
 Francesca   focuses on St. FAUSTINA Kowalska, The Mercy Message from Jesus related  to St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland;  A professed Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy;  The Diary of St. Faustina; What Jesus  wanted of her;  her messages from Jesus, and prayers given to her, her thoughts, doubts and joys and what they mean for us.  What about the  Mercy Novena and Chaplet and its importance for our time?  What is happening in your area for Mercy Sunday and what will be happening at The  Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA.  Why Mercy? What  are you doing to remember and  share in the  Passion of Jesus?

Dr. Doug Schoeninger – March 27, 2012

Do You consider yourself a friend to yourself?  Can you  become your own friend?

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†¬†practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA)¬† about healing attitudes; how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.The Dialogue focuses on¬† Healing Attitudes; Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Sicilian Kitchen: ¬†Easter Ricotta Pie¬†and Easter Bread

40 DAYS FOR LIFE – March 13, 2012

 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.

LIVING IN LOVE AND HEALING IN THE HEART OF JESUS – March 6, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI calls the laity to have occasions of healing which are centered on the Word of God to heal our lives: ‚ÄúScripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.‚Ä̬† Verbum Domini (Word of The Lord) December, 2010.
 
HASTEN¬† TO MY HEART….LIVING IN LOVE AND HEALING IN THE HEART OF JESUS¬† with ¬†Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. Francesca¬†¬† talks¬† about Sr.¬† Josefa¬† Menendez;¬†Consoling the¬†Heart of¬† Jesus (The Way¬†of¬† Divine Love); St. Margaret Mary: The Sacred¬† Heart¬†¬† and¬†Our Lady of the Sacred¬† Heart and¬†Praying for The¬† Poor Souls in¬† Purgatory. Lenten¬† practices, sacrifice, prayer, fasting, almsgiving: What¬† are you doing to¬†remember and¬† share in the¬† Passion of Jesus?¬†¬†¬†Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy¬†Lenten dishes.¬†Meatless Veggie Dish:Lendicce (Lentils Sicilian Style, over pasta¬†or rice¬† or ¬†with Spinach as¬† a vegetable¬†dish or hot soup.)¬†¬†

Doug Schoeninger – Feb. 28, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI calls the laity to have occasions of healing which are centered on the Word of God to heal our lives: ‚ÄúScripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.‚ÄĚ Verbum Domini (Word of The Lord) December, 2010. Reconciliation, Forgiveness; Healing of the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Doug Schoeninger, Ph. D. Past President of the International Association of Christian Therapists practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA) focusing on Lent, Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation: How to use anger well in the process of forgiving; Letting go and healing in the process of healing; The relationship of forgiveness and trust; and Forgiveness in generational healing: Forgiving those who wounded those who wounded us. Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy Lenten dishes. Meatless Veggie Dish: Pesedi Con Ova (Peas with Eggs in Marinara Sauce) and Francesca’s Favorite Muffaletta; (Homemade Little Italian Breads Dressed with Olive Oil, Italian Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper). MUSIC: Refiner‚Äôs Fire; Bread of Life‚Ķ

Lent – February 21, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. focuses¬† on Lent, Reparation,¬† Reconciliation,¬† Healing of¬† the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit;¬† Josefa¬† Menendez‚Äô Way of Divine Love,¬†¬†and¬† the fantastic blessed Miracle Day of Prayer held¬† at St. Luke the Evangelist Church Saturday, February 18, 2011¬† with ¬†¬†Fr.¬† Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who¬† taught and ministered ‚ÄúIn The Footsteps of The Lamb,‚ÄĚ hosted by The CREDO Apostolate; Many Healings¬† occurred.¬† For more information on the CREDO Apostolate Healing Retreat and Miracle Day of Prayer see www.credoapostolate.us. ¬†Francesca’s Recipe Today: Heart Healthy ¬†Lenten Food, Sicilian Pasta with¬† Broccoli and Meatless Taco Soup.

Fr. Gregory Bramlage – Feb. 14, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with¬† Fr.¬† Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who will teach¬† and minister ‚ÄúIn The Footsteps of The Lamb,‚ÄĚ ¬†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‚Äôs favorite recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.¬†¬†

Listening to The Heart of Jesus – February 7, 2012

¬†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.

Schoeninger – January 31, 2012

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

MARCH FOR LIFE – January 24, 2012

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.

The Year of Faith – January 17, 2012

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

January 10, 2012

The New Year – January 3, 2012

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.

Nick Cardilino – November 29, 2011

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.

ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

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.

Fr. Dan Wilder – November 15, 2011

¬†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.

The Necessity of Solitude – November 8, 2011

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

All Saints Day – November 1, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬† listeners about their favorite saints, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, commemorating our¬† patrons and¬†deceased¬† and what we can do to improve our prayer lives that influences how we live our day to day lives. What constitutes a Christ centered life, home in the Catholic tradition focusing on prayer, attitudes, sacramentals,¬†and ¬†virtue.¬†¬†Call in, share your views, ideas, concerns. Open Mic on Family, Faith and Foods…

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬† recipe of the week:¬†¬†¬†Pasta fagioli featuring black eyed peas…. This is a quick, deliciously filling, inexpensive, and EZ¬†Mediterraneandown home” dinner. Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor past programs on www.radiomaria.us . Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†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

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, structure,¬† virtue, discipline,¬†family values and family fun?¬†¬†Call in, share your views, ideas, concerns. Open Mic on Family, Faith and Foods…SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬†recipe of the week:¬†¬†¬†Oven roasted¬†Italian stuffed peppers with¬†¬† Italian oven browned garlic potatoes¬†bathed in olive oil. This is a quick, deliciously filling and EZ¬†¬†Mediterranean dinner. Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor past programs on www.radiomaria.us .¬†¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†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

October 18, 2011 – Gaylene Baier

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Gaylene Baier, RN, spiritual director and   past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on  the power of Christian prayer in healing about the gift of healing, Marian apparitions and the world situation with droughts in TX, hurricanes, floods tsunamis, her experiences in Betania Venezuela.  Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy  health information; call in to ask questions or share  your experiences of  health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian  health care giver in your area.  

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬† recipe of the week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and EZ¬†¬†Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice ¬†with oven roasted¬† cubed¬†eggplant and¬† sliced celery drizzled with olive oil¬†and¬†¬†browned ground chuck dressed with freshly ¬†grated Parmesan cheese; ¬†Italian black olives¬† and sliced pepperoncini (if desired).¬†See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor past programs on www.radiomaria.us .¬†¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†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¬†

Music Break:  COME TO THE TABLE

October 11, 2011

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger – September 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger,Ph.D past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on the power of Christian prayer in healing and the upcoming International ACT Conference to be held in Philadelphia October 6-9, 2011. Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy health information; call in to ask questions or share your experiences of health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian health care giver in your area. SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s recipe of the week: Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice with oven roasted cubed eggplant and sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and browned ground chuck dressed with freshly grated Parmesan cheese; Italian black olives and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us . Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and name/s of sought recipe/s. 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

Joyce Wolslegel – September 20, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬†Joyce Wolslegel, President of The Daughters of The Immaculate Conception, Dayton, Ohio ¬†and¬†¬†evangelization / prayer pros¬†¬†Carol Svisco¬† and Caroline Adams about¬† this¬†vibrant Catholic Marian Women’s Organization¬†founded in 1909¬† which¬†continues to meet monthly¬† to ¬†celebrate¬†and educate about the Blessed Virgin¬†Mary;¬†Marian¬†dogmas, doctrines, devotions, virtues and Catholic social issues. Find out more about The¬†Daughters of the Immaculate Conception¬†¬†bus trip¬†to¬†St.¬† Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati on¬†Thursday October 20 and to join them in ¬†their¬† 33 day Novena for¬† growing in Our Lady’s virtues and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart beginning November¬†5 for the renewal of their Marian¬†¬†Consecration on December 8th, the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at the¬†Mother of Good Counsel¬†Chapel. ¬†Interested in starting a Marian organization in your area? Tune in and get the info; ¬†call in to ask questions or share Marian¬†information . Find out how you can start a DOIC in your area.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Francesca’s¬† recipes of the week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Italian Stuffed Green Peppers and Frito Misto. See Through the Tummy to the HeartArchives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us .¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and 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

Fr. Dwight Campbell – September 13, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. Dwight Campbell, Co-Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Wisconsin about Our Lady of Sorrows, The Seven Sorrows of Mary and the Feast of The Triumph of The Cross. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Fast, deliciously filling and easy Italian Stuffed Green Peppers and Frito Misto. See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us .¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and 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

Fr. Mike Halloran and Ruth Deddens – September 06, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬†Fr. Mike Halloran, Pastor of Holy Cross, Holy¬†Rosary and St. Adelbert Parishes,¬†Dayton, OH¬†, Ruth Deddens, Holy Angels Parishioner¬†and ¬†President of One More Soul, Dayton, OH¬† and Tim Francis,¬†Founder/President of You Shall Believe Ministries, Dallas, Texas¬† regarding the Memorial Prayer Gathering/Evening Prayer¬† and Concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Sunday, September 11 at 4 PM and the message behind the modern day¬† Eucharistic Miracles documented by world renown pathologists in the¬† You Shall Believe¬† Multi-Media Presentation by Tim¬† at 7:00 – 8:30 PM on September 11, 12, 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish on Bowen¬† Street, Dayton, OH 45410. Francesca’s¬†¬†Recipe of the Week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and easy Risotto with Melangani (rice with eggplant)¬†and Italian breaded¬†pork or beef steaks.¬†¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and 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

Living in The Time of Mercy – August 30, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Living in The Time of Mercy focusing on the messages of St. Faustina received from Jesus of Mercy and how important Trust is in our lives. What are the results of doubting the promises made by Jesus? Can we really console Jesus? Why is this necessary? Fr. Michael E. Gaitley,MIC writes all about this in his new book Consoling the Heart of Jesus; A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius published by Marian Press; Stockbridge, MA. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Baked Ziti with Fresh Tomatoes, Pepperoni and Mozzarella.

Conversion of Heart; Circumcision of Heart – August 23, 2011

¬†Conversion of Heart; Circumcision of Heart : How can you change your outlook on life and experience a change of heart? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with callers focusing on making the most of where you are and what you have. Personal transformation through growing in Holy Spirit Wisdom and Knowledge and how this is all related to baking her delicious Italian bread‚Ķpuffed up, punched down and baked to perfection. Spiritual growth and formation; determining God‚Äôs Will in your life through purifying stress, overcoming problems and challenges through pruning and discernment. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Francesca‚Äôs Italian Bread and Green Bean Italian Salad with Pepperoni and Mozzarella. See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us . ) Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and 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

Dr. Sylvia Gleason – August 16, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH about  PROJECT CONGO,a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugees and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (www.projectcongo.org); the cause of the war there and what happened  (what she learned and we need to know )while she and three medical students worked  there this summer in the new hospital and the areas around it.. Find out what is happening there with families coping with the aftermath of war, suffering the result of warfare and poverty and the faith dimension of the people, the priests, religious and volunteers there. Your prayers are needed! Find out what you can do right from your home!

Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see www.preciousbloodinternational.com¬†¬†¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes;¬† &¬†Italian Olive Salad/Antipasti.¬†

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

The Power of Prayer – August 2, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses¬† the power of prayer and how Jesus, the Blessed Mother and the Saints help us¬†in personal matters,¬†individually and collectively,in families and communities and¬† chats about the holy talks and tips given to the Presentation Bible Institute attendees ¬†held last week in Cincinnati,OH ¬†featuring Fr. Tom Forrest, internationally known Redemptorisst priest evangelizer who preached on Evangelization, Prayer and Jesus’ Scipture Promises.¬†Learn what he said and more!¬†Check out the dedication and blessing of the Shrine of St.Philomena in Navarro, OH at St. Clements’ Church on August 14th. Tune in to the program for more¬†details. ¬†Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see www.preciousbloodinternational.com¬†¬†¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Pasta with Cauliflower &¬†Italian Tiramasu.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V – July 26, 2011

THE  PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUSAND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Theology and Devotion to ¬†The Precious Blood of Jesus¬†with Carmelite Father Tom Alkire,¬†¬†of¬† Los Angeles, CA and Patricia Fason of Florida¬†focusing on The Holy Mass, Healing, and¬† the Precious Blood of Jesus;¬†¬†Why the¬†Precious Blood¬†Consecration, Prayers/Devotionals and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus is so important for today’s situation in the world¬† and¬†how¬† the Plrecious Blood¬† of¬† Jesus¬†helps us¬†in personal matters,¬†individually and collectively,in families and communities.¬†¬†To¬†learn more and¬† download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see www.preciousbloodinternational.com¬†¬†¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Pasta with Cauliflower &¬†Italian Tiramasu.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

The Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus – July 19, 2011

Part IV  Why the Devotion and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus  is so important? How it helps humanity and each person individually and collectively.

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Theology and Devotion to ¬†The Precious Blood of Jesus,¬†¬†¬†during ¬†the July, the month¬†¬†devoted to The Most Precious Blood .¬†¬†¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Pasta with Broccoli &¬†Italian Tuna Salad with Refreshing Lemon.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

How do you get rid of evil thoughts and deadly sins? – July 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to The Precious Blood of Jesus, for the Month Devoted to The Most Precious Blood . Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Granita, Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream. See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 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

The Blood of Jesus and The Seven Deadly Sins Part I – June 28, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Theology and Devotion to ¬†The Precious Blood of Jesus¬† preparing for the Month¬†¬†Devoted to The Most Precious Blood .¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬† Granita,¬†Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

June 14, 2011

Angels – June 7, 2011

Part III of an Ongoing Series

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†talks with¬†callers about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives,¬†Angel Books, Discernment¬† its necessity, ¬†Angelic Prayer/¬†Chaplet ¬†and The Nine¬†Choirs of Angels.¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬† Granita,¬†Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories, how you have been helped by angels, your devotion to Angels

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

St. Michael the Archangel – May 31, 2011

Angels of God and How They Serve God and His Church

Part II of an Ongoing Series

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†talks with¬†callers ¬† from Cuba, Louisiana and Pennsylvania about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives,¬†Angels in¬†¬†The Lives of¬†the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph,¬† St. Padre Pio and The Church; How Angels are¬†Messengers of God,¬†and how they protect us and¬†our loved ones.¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Zucchini with Linguini.

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

Living in This Time of Mercy – April 10, 2011

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

The Mercy Messages – May 3, 2011

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. ‚Ķ..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.

The Mercy Novena – April 26, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Mercy Novena¬† in preparation for Mercy Sunday and the writings as dictated by Jesus of Mercy to¬†¬† St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and¬† the¬† work of¬† Fr. Jack Spaulding of Scottsdale, AZ, ¬†I AM YOUR JESUS OF MERCY . This week, Francesca shares her family’s favorite recipe for Linguine with Red Peppers.¬†¬† 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.

Holy Week – April 19, 2011

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.

The Polish – April 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED  talks with Danuta Romanowski and Carol Svisco saluting Poland and Polish Americans, their faith and fortitude through tragedy and triumph, the good, the sad and the jubilation and how Catholicism and their deep abiding  faith  has brought them to the now. Discussion  about the history of Poland,  Catholic Church, traditions, foods, St. Faustina, the Mercy Devotion, Pope John Paul II Beatification on Mercy Sunday and the effect of all these on the world. Polish Lenten and Easter traditions, customs and foods are shared.

Metanoia – April 5, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. addresses METANOIA…Personal conversion and ultimate conversion of heart discussing where we find ourselves in the deepest recesses of our spiritual walk, amid trial, temptation and turmoil; how to get out of a rut, get into prayer/faith formation and set out into the deep without drowning. Francesca also shares her favorite family recipes from her Italian kitchen, this week cooking up .Sicilian style stuffed mushrooms, and stuffed green peppers; meatless dishes that are filling comfort food, easy to prepare and Delicioso! Easter Ricotta Pie is also on the docket to consider for your holiday dinner.

Lent and Lenten Practices – March 29, 2011

Francesca Franchina talks with Fr. John Fletcher, CC, about The Companions of the Cross (CC)¬† founded twenty five years ago by Fr.¬† Bob¬† Bedard in Canada;¬† Lent and Lenten¬† practices;¬† missions, retreats, prayer, fasting and almsgiving and Fr. Fletcher‚Äôs his new Radio Maria Program to air on Fridays at 5:30 PM titled ‚ÄúCatholic Grab Bag with Fr. John‚ÄĚ Call in to participate toll free (1-866-333-6279)¬† Francesca shares her family‚Äôs favorite Italian meatless¬† Lenten dishes this week cooking up¬† Pasta With Cauliflower or Broccoli and Pizza Fritte.¬† Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† these recipes and¬† Easter Ricotta Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;

Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization‚Ķ..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.

Cast Your Nets – March 22, 2011

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.

The Irish Heritage – March 8, 2011

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‚Äôs 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 .

The Word of God – March 8, 2011

¬†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.

Marian pilgrimages – February 22, 2011

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‚Äôs 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.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? – February 8, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? Not to worry…”Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord”¬†¬†Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.¬† talks ¬†with Fr. John Fletcher, CC, and¬† The Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: ¬†Elvie Richmond, Cora Foust ,Sylvia McBain, Dorothy McPhillips, and Marika Zimmerman ¬†focusing on “WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON”¬† and the¬† importance ¬†of¬† Catholic ethnic based family ¬†traditions¬† coupled with¬† the Marian Consecration and Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus¬† relative to ¬†the Papal Encyclical¬†¬†Haurietis Aquas. ¬†“You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior’s fountain.” ¬†(Isaias12:3) written by Pope Pius XII. Francesca ¬†will¬†stir up ¬†Filipino Food this week¬† garnering the¬† recipe for¬† Pancip,¬† the traditional Filipino¬†favorite dish of rice noodles, minced mixed veggies¬† flavored with pork, chicken or shrimp from Elvie and Cora, her good cooking¬†hosts. Filipino food is¬†¬†delicious, and¬†this dish is easy,¬†fast and filling. Try it, you’ll love it!

Saint John Bosco – February 01, 2011

In this program, Francesca Franchina discusses the life of St. John Bosco.

Encountering Jesus in Healing – January 25, 2011

Francesca Franchina and her guest, Beth discuss encountering Jesus through healing.

Fatima – January 11, 2011

In this program, Francesca Franchina discusses the Fatima message.

Getting Right With God – January 04, 2011

Francesca Franchina talks about New Year’s resolutions and how we can resolve to get closer to God.

Tajaci – December 21, 2010

Tajci, a vocal artist, mother, and playwright is interviewed by Francesca Franchina. Tajci speaks about her life as a Christian, a celebrity, and a mother. If you would like more information about Tajci, you can visit her website, www.idobelieve.com. Francesca also gives her recipe for Bacala.

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Communications – December 14, 2010

Francesca Franchina focuses on Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Communications As a Means of Healing. Waiting for Jesus becomes a hassle when you have static in relationships and family¬†gatherings…What can you do to help smooth relationships, assuage your own anger, and help others to get along with each other…What does Scripture say about forgiveness? Francesca shares her favorite¬† recipe¬†for ¬†Eggplant Rollatini, all good stuff rolled up together…makes for congenial¬†togetherness!

Mary Advent and Christmas HolyDays – November 30, 2010

Francesca Franchina  speaks with Fr. Clifton E. Bishop of Bethlehem, PA ,  popular retreat director, chaplain  and health educator, about Advent 2010 and planning  a “Mary Advent and Christmas HolyDays .  The holidays promise healing, hope and renewal, but some encounter depression, desolateness and separation . How do we find solace, comfort and Joy in the midst of hustle and bustle, encountering The Mother of Joy and  her Son  Jesus activating  and living The  Word in  everyday life?  Fr. Clifton, a priest in the Diocese of Allentown, PA, grew up  a Baptist and converted to Catholicism through a correspondence course on Catholicism while in high school. He became a Franciscan Friar and later became a diocesan parish priest. He is an adjunct professor and serves as Chaplain of The Holy Family Senior Living and Assisted Living Center in the Archdiocese of Allentown, PA.

T5H Featured Recipes For Today:  Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Sicilian Spicy Olives; Baked Mostaciolli with Ricotta and  Meatballs;  Zingy Garlic Bread with Olive Oil/ Parmesan Cheese; and  Italian Green Bean/Artichoke Salad with Pepperoni Pieces  and Mozzarella Cubes  from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

Thanksgiving – November 23, 2010

Francesca Franchina and Friends Talk About Thanksgiving; Our Prayer, Our Hope and Our Love of the Blessed Trinity and Country and¬† all of the graces that flow out of ‚ÄúGiving Thanks and Giving Thanks With a Grateful Heart!‚ÄĚ ¬†Callers are encouraged to call in and share their Thanksgiving stories,¬† traditions and favorite foods/recipes. Francesca will share her family‚Äôs Thank¬† ¬†menu and recipes for Antipasto;¬† Fritto Misto (Italian Breaded Broccoli and Cauliflower); Sweet Potato Souffle, Baked Corn Casserole,¬† Celery Bread Dressing; Mamma Longo‚Äôs Crescent Rolls and Heavenly Hash.

Encountering Jesus and Healing – November 09, 2010

Francesca Franchina  speaks with Zaid E. Jazrowi of Chicago,  joyful and joy filled  young Marian Pilgrimage Leader and organizer about encountering Jesus and healing  through the intercession of the Blessed Mother and how his life has made a complete turn around in the last three years  as he initiated IHS312.org to bring the message of Catholicism, Jesus and the Blessed Mother  to the world. T5H Featured Recipes :  Today Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Italian Wedding Soup and Minestrone  from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

Marian Prayer – November 02, 2010

In this program, Francesca Franchina speaks about Mary and the power of praying for the intercession of the Blessed Mother.

The Power of Prayer – October 12, 2010

Francesca Franchina discusses the power of prayer, St. Padre Pio, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, ¬†and other¬† honored saints and everyday saints among us; their ¬†work in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation; The Regional Prayer and Praise Fest October 13, 2010 at St. Luke The Evangelist Parish In Dayton (1440 N.Fairfield Rd. ;Beavercreek, OH 45432), The Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila with ¬†Evening Prayer and¬† Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH ¬†6:15¬†PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10 ¬†and all the great faith filled programs¬†being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville,¬† and Kettering, OH ; ¬†St. Mary’s OH and St. Leon, Indiana. Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Gnocchi, miniature potato dumplings made in the Sicilian Tradition served simply with butter,¬†tomato or Alfredo sauce.

RUAH, ROOTS, AND RADISHES: Part 2 – October 05, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.¬† speaks with Bruce Murphy¬† Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the upcoming Regional Prayer and Praise Fest¬†as their team¬†presents¬†¬† RUAH, ROOTS AND RADISHES: THE GOLD OF A PERFECT REPENTANCE¬† on Wednesday October 13, 2010¬† at St. Luke the Evangelist Church; 1440 N. Fairfield Rd.; Beavercreek, OH.¬† www.jesus-cares.org.¬† Sharing Faith and Foods Francesca stirs up good things¬† in the kitchen to think and pray about, 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. Today Francesca shares her easy to make Italian Potato, Onion and¬† Green Pepper Casserole and EZ Baked Chicken. Green Peppers, Onions and¬†¬†Potatoes¬† from family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

RUAH, ROOTS, AND RADISHES:Part 1 – September 28, 2010

Francesca Franchina¬† speaks with Bruce Murphy¬† Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the upcoming Regional Prayer and Praise Fest and¬† RUAH, ROOTS AND RADISHES: THE GOLD OF A PERFECT REPENTANCE¬† to be held on Wednesday October 13, 2010¬† at St. Luke the Evangelist Church; 1440 N. Fairfield Rd.; Beavercreek, OH.¬† Sharing Faith and Foods Francesca 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. Today Francesca shares her easy to make zucchini bread and zucchini with tomatoes and onions from family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

Dave Dravecky – September 14, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Dave Dravecky, former Major League Southpaw  Baseball Pitcher  about  losing his pitching arm and shoulder to cancer and how God entered fully into the his life bringing  Dave and his wife Jan out of despair and desolateness through a Christian counselor. In deep depression after their lives were uprooted by this life shattering event; learn how their life challenge changed into  triumph through ministry to those in depression and life altering situations.