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September 10, 2014 – Lisa Donigian and Immaculee Ilibagiza

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Lisa Donigian of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Dayton, Ohio and Immaculee Ilibagiza of New York, survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that she recounted in her first book “Left To Tell” regarding her personal experience twenty years ago when this holocaust occurred in Africa. The conversation focuses on Immaculee and her family’s fate and deep faith walk, their deep spiritual formation, the need today for familial conversion of heart, metanoia, reconciliation, and personal/communal healing prayer. Immaculee speaks about her ministry that revolves around her deep commitment to Jesus and Our Lady, her numerous books, talks and retreats that focus on “Forgiveness, Healing and Hope” to be addressed in her weekend retreat held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Beavercreek, Ohio on Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th. Imaculee now travels extensively throughout the world. Lisa joined her in Belgium for a retreat this summer which brings her to Dayton in October. Immaculee‚Äôs ministry focuses on leading Marian pilgrimages and continuing to encourage all age groups to turn away from sin, be renewed, evangelize and pray, pray, pray. The approved Marian Apparitions at Kibeho warned of the gravity that occurred in the genocide twenty years ago. Our Lady‚Äôs words are startling and need to be taken to heart and invoke her in deep personal and communal prayer. Information can be found on the internet with the prophecies and spiritual instructions given to the world by our Blessed Mother at Kibeho. Also see the approved Marian apparitions at Akita. For more information on Imaculee‚Äôs ministry & retreat info see www.Immaculee.com

Pam Long – November 30, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Pam Long, Regional Director of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Social Action Office, Dayton, OH about her ADVENTURESOME trip to Africa this past summer, visiting  artisans who  design and make the unique handmade, holiday gifts of jewelry, clothing, home décor items, toys, ornaments  and   farmers who raise the coffee, chocolate  from more than twenty five developing countries for The Fair Trade Sale held at Bergamo/Mount St. John; 4400 Shakertown Rd.; Beavercreek, OH, 45430 on  Saturday, December 3, 2011 from   9:00 AM ­ 4:00 PM.   Local area residents from these developing countries  provide entertainment throughout the day. All products are sourced from a nonprofit, 100% fair trade organization to ensure the artisans and farmers are treated with dignity and respect. Do your Christmas shopping and  help support the Fair Trade artisans and farmers!   Encore airing Monday December 5, 2011  at  2:30 AM and 8:30 PM and pod cast on Radio Maria. 

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 www.radiomaria.us 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 .

Importance of God’s Word- February 23, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with Fr. Tony Krishak, Paulist Priest, Diocese of Trenton, NJ; Director of internet services for Paulist Evangelization Ministries in Washington DC and adjunct professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University  Maryland  along with  Fr. John Krumm pastor of St. Bridget’s Parish in Xenia, OH and Tanya Stagers, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Office  of Evangelization about Small Church Communities, their place in evangelization and discipleship, the importance of being rooted in God’s Word and the spirituality of discipleship and the upcoming Diocesan Small Church Communities Formation Day on March 19, 2011 to be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1411 N. Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45432..  For  added seminar information and registration call   513-421-3131 and/or see the website:  www.catholiccincinnati.org/oec/Upcoming_Event.htm   See www.radiomaria.us  programs for Encore days and times.

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.

The St. Monica Ministry – August 24, 2010

Francesca Franchina,¬† MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Jim Buchner, D. Min., Faith Formation Director of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Maryland regarding his book and acclaimed presentation¬† The St. Monica Ministry¬† which evolved from¬†the highly successful Come Home Program for returning¬† folks who have been ‚Äúon leave‚ÄĚ from the Catholic Church. Dr. Buchner¬† created¬† this book and highly successful¬† program¬† to help caring Catholics¬† who have family members and friends in this situation. He will present The St. Monica Ministry¬†¬† program at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1411¬† North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH on Sunday August 29, 2010 from 2:00- 4:30 PM.¬†For more information see St. Luke the Evangelist website.¬† THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART, ITALIAN SOUL FOOD SPRINKLED WITH EVANGELIZATION FEATURES FRANCESCA‚ÄôS FAVORITE ITALIAN RECIPES¬† FROM HER FAMILY KITCHEN. Today Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Chicken Cacciatore alla Termini Imerese, Sicilia and a simply delicious Ricotta Pie.

When I was in prison, you visited me ‚Äď 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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