Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. Radio Maria Ohio Programming and program presenter, continues discussion with Jack Davis, retired expert communications executive, focusing on the happenings and remarks by the Council who decided to turn Jesus over to Pilate to die on the Cross by Crucifixion accusing Him of blasphemy. Hear the conversations and steps leading up to Jesus being condemned to death, and what the Blessed Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus, St. John the Evangelist and the three Marys were doing,seeing and saying at this time. Early on Good Friday Jesus was in a dungeon at Caiphas’ house being tortured and taunted by the soldiers. Jesus was pummeled and spat upon, fettered and roped, described and dictated by Jesus’ Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary and communicated to and written by a Spanish nun, Sr. Mary of Agreda in The Mystical City of God: The Divine History and Life of The Virgin Mother of God. This classic four volumes of the Blessed Mother’s personal testimonyof her life and teaching received the Imprimatur and is translated from the original Spanish by Fiscar Marison (Rev. Geo J. Blatter). It is still in print, contact any Catholic Book Store like Veritas in Dayton, OH area or order on line. This is part of a continuing series on the four volumes of The Mystical City of God with Jack Davis. The several other programs that have been aired on The Blessed Mother’s life, conversations, and teachings can be found on the Radio Maria Program Archives, linked on the Home Page, scrolling down to Francesca and Friends to find the various years and program descriptions. The fascinating conversation and discussion today highlights information from the Volume titled: “THE TRANSFIXION.” If you have the book follow along with us, if not listen and learn so much; call in if you have questions or comments. We love to hear from you when we are airing live, and your letters are very much appreciated too.
Ken talks with his guests Fr. Donald Calloway and Vinny Flynn. In his new book Under the Mantle – Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest (Marian Press) Fr. Calloway, MIC, deftly shares his personal insights on topics including Divine Mercy, the Eucharist, the papacy, the Church, confession, prayer, the cross, masculinity, and femininity. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the central thread weaving a tapestry throughout with quotes about Our Lady from saints, blessed, and popes. Fr. Calloway’s book can be purchased at: www.catholicword.com Visit his website: www.fathercalloway.com In 7 Secrets of Confession (MercySong), best-selling author Vinny Flynn explores the “hidden” truths of this encounter with Jesus, presenting what to many will be a whole new way of going to confession, and inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. Mr. Flynn’s books is available at www.catholicword.com To learn more about Vinny Flynn visit: www.vinnyflynn.com
Why Mary? Why honor Mary? Why go to Mary? Why pray to her, asking her to intercede for us? To answer these questions we must understand who Mary is and what her place is in God’s loving plan of redemption and salvation. In explaining who Mary is and her singular role, I will discuss basic teachings on Our Lady; e.g., the four Marian dogmas, Mary’s spiritual Motherhood in the order of grace, her Queenship, etc, and discuss what our response should be to these truths about her.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about Miriam, The Blessed Virgin Mary; Her Role in Salvation History and The New Evangelization; The Year of Faith; Bringing Souls to the Father, Son and The Paraclete; What the Passion and Death of Our Lord In a Bombastic World Seemingly Devoid of God; The Fatima PEACE Plan; Understanding Our Lady’s Militia; Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr, Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC of Canada. A member of the Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception, and faculty member of the Pontifical Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Mary Library, Sister Celia discusses her experience in teaching Mariology in China, sharing her vast prayer experience and the marvels she has seen it attain under the Mantle of Our Blessed Mother in healing hearts, bodies, minds and spirit.
In this program we focus on Mary as Virgin, Mother, and Spouse. As Virgin, we are with her at the Annunciation and see anew her great purity of heart and her receptivity to the great news from St. Gabriel. Mary, with her “Fiat,” clearly emphasizes “Thy will be done.” Then, she “ponders” all these things in her heart. As Mother, we see Mary’s fruitful love. Her pure prayer leads to an abundance of graces poured out to all. As Spouse of the Holy Spirit, she is the perfect model for all who pray as we grow in our love relationship with Christ and become the Bride of Christ. Finally, we, in imitation of Mary, with Mary, through Mary, and in union with Mary, we may grow closer to Christ as we live a life of prayer.
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?
In this program, Dr. Virginia M. Kimball discusses the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. Dwight Campbell of Wisconsin, about The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and his work with Father Reese and their new association formed with other priests to teach about and promote devotion to the Two Hearts and why it is important for this time. Reading the signs of the times is important, and intercessory prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation are paramount…Find out what is needed and how you can help, what you can do from wherever you are. What is going on across the world in the world of Marian Apparitions and how does devotion and intercessory prayer to the Two Hearts fit in? Why is Marian devotion so important and what keeps the Blessed Mother coming back to warn, cajole and guide her children to get back to God, to come to the Sacred Heart of her Son and to be under her mantle in her Immaculate Heart guided by the Holy Spirit. How can you change you outlook on life and experience a change of heart?
In this program, Kathie speaks with Father Joseph Tito. Fr. Tito is the Pastor of St. Mary of Immaculate Conception in Balitic, CT. He discusses our Blessed Mother at Fatima, Tre Fontane and the Virgin Mother of God with the privilege of her bodily Assumption into heaven.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Christ Padgett of Steubenville, OH; author, musician, songwriter, recording artist, popular speaker and father of eight children discussing Marian Interests in the family focusing on how the Mass relates to Mary, Mary and the Holy Trinity, Marian Dogmas and the power of the rosary, why Marian devotion is so important and what keeps people from developing a Marian spirituality.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part IV
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Marian Interests in Evangelization: Mary Star of Evangelization, Why Mary? What did she say at LaSalette, Kibehoe and Akita? Why was she crying? The effect of Marian Apparitions and increased interest into the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in Redemption with guests and callers. See the programming link on www.radiomaria.us for Encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. Radio Maria broadcasts in over 60 countries across the world and eleven radio stations in the USA in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and Illinois www.radiomaria.org
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Marian Interests in Evangelization: Mary Star of Evangelization, Why Mary? The effect of Marian Apparitions and increased interest into the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in Redemption with Fr. Antonio LaRocca of Venezuela, other guests and callers.
ANGELS ALL AROUND US
Francesa Franchina, MS Ed. hosts this program with an open microphone with the listening audience as the guests! ! Call in and be part of the program; Share your Angel Stories and Experience , Ask a Question; Learn All About Angels and How They Help Us. Francesca focuses discussion on ANGELS ALL AROUND US; St. Michael the Archangel, Our Guardian Angels, The Nine Choirs of Angels, and How God’s Angels Help Us In Times of Danger, Need and Every Day Life; Angels In The Bible and How Angels accompanied the Blessed Mother throughout her life on earth, from the writings of Mary of Agreda in the books on the Life of Our Lady dictated by the Blessed Mother (The Mystical City of God); and Angels in the Life of St. Padre Pio .
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
Fr. Peter Fehlner, F.I. discusses Marian Texts in this edition of Living with Mary Today.
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.
In this program, Francesca Franchina speaks about Mary and the power of praying for the intercession of the Blessed Mother.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Joe Beyerle, Bob O’Connor, Debbie Goldberg and Cindy Hill about the Feasts of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Victory, the Victory of Our Lady at the Battle of Lepanto, Italy and the background of The Annual Rosary Rally at The University of Dayton Arena, Sunday, October 10, 2010 beginning at 3:00 PM. Founded by Joe and Bob, the rosary rally concept has spread to other areas and makes a prayerful statement to bring families to pray for peace in the world and hearts everywhere as the Blessed Mother requested at Fatima in 1917 to address life issues and end abortion.
Francesca Franchina speaks with Fr. John Fletcher, CC and Michael Duricy about the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, The Sorrowful Mother, Other Marian Feasts , Mary in Ecumenism and Mariology in the lives of St. Louis De Montfort, Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade and others.
The Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit in Early Church Writings and Today’s Interest in Mary, The Holy Spirit and Scripture: Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Luigi Gambero, SM , Faculty Member of the Marianum in Rome, Italy and the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Lilesbrary about the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Jesus, in early Church documents written by the Fathers of the Church who were acquainted with the Apostles; Ecumenical Councils, Marian Dogmas, what divides and what unites; and modern day interest in Mary as found in the writings of Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI,Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI..
Living with Mary Today is a program on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1:30-2:00 central time focusing on the various dogmas and teachings of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The program is hosted by the staff and factuality of the Maria Library at the University of Dayton in Dayton Ohio. Tune in for this encouraging and informative program on the Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Maureen Pierce and Tim Francis regarding The Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother, The Marian Apparitions in Rwanda/ Our Lady of Kibeho 1981-1990 and Our Lady of Fatima 1917 commenting on the Eucharistic Program at Transfiguration Parish on the Scientific Research, Eucharistic Miracles and Intercessory Prayer. Francesca shares her favorite family recipe for Italian Wedding Soup.
Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup
- Soup: 6 Cups – Chicken Broth 1/2 Cup – Uncooked Soup Pasta 2 Cups – Thinly Sliced Escarole or Spinach Baby
- Meat Balls: 1/2 lb – lean ground beef 1 egg 2T – Dry bread crumbs 1T – Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2t – dry or fresh parsley 1/2t – garlic powder
- Baby Meat Balls: In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients and then hand roll into 3/4 inch balls.
- Soup: Strain 6 cups homemade chicken broth into another pan; reserve chicken to pull apart in small pieces to put into the soup or use for another recipe. You can also use canned chicken broth (46 ounce can) or powdered chicken soup starter which is very good in a hurry to make six cups!
- Bring broth to a boil, drop in formed meatballs, ½ cup uncooked soup pasta and 2 cups thinly sliced escarole or spinach.
- Cook at slow boil about ten minutes till pasta is cooked (not drowned or mushy but al dente) Stir frequently with wooden spoon so pasta and meatballs don’t get beat up! Ladle into bowls, Serve as a prima piatta (first dish/ soup course) with grated cheese at the table or as a meal with crusty Italian bread/dipping oil and salada verde. Bon Pranzo!
Meal type: supper
Culinary tradition: Italian
Lynn presents selections of Marian Hymns in honor of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, celebrated on August 15th.