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October 19, 2011- Beth Lang-Sletten

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Beth Lang-Sletten Catholic wife, mom of three grown chidren, a doctoral student and two sons serving in the US Air Force. Beth is a faith filled SCC and parish leader, about the upcoming New Life Retreat at St., Luke The Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432 the last weekend of October. Find out what you can expect at a New Life Retreat and how you can attend. Link on to to hear the program live and for the Encore airing Monday October 24, 2011 at 2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria Francesca and Friends Program Archives .

Advent by Candlelight – Dec. 1, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Barbara Murray, Mary Williams, Delores Altunes, from St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek, OH about the “Advent by Candlelight Encounter and Marian Evening of Reflection for Women” held at their Parish Center. To learn more of The Project visit

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, Ā and otherĀ  honored saints and everyday saints among us; their Ā 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 Ā Evening Prayer andĀ  Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH Ā 6:15Ā PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10 Ā and all the great faith filled programsĀ being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville,Ā  and Kettering, OH ; Ā 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,Ā tomato or Alfredo sauce.

When I was in prison, you visited me ā€“ August26, 2009

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Rob Gohmann of Dayton, OH and Mike Derenzo of Beavercreek, OH about the history and spirituality of Kairos International Prison Ministry, Kairos Ohio, and the upcoming Kairos Retreat #39 at Lebanon Correctional Institute in Lebanon, Ohio.

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