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.