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August 13, 2014 – Father Brian Phelps

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Father Brian Phelps, formerly a teacher, coach and warehousing worker who is now Parochial Vicar at The Church of The Incarnation, Centerville, Ohio about his life and every involving and revolving ministry as a young recently ordained priest. What is life in the seminary, as an intern and deacon, call to the priesthood all about? Hear how the concrete prayerful influence of his family’s Catholic focus in parish and family life in Cincinnati and his life experiences in faith and challenging questions led him to answer The Call….and all it involves.

Jeff Cavins – February 22, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks¬† with Jeff Cavins ¬†noted Catholic¬† TV¬† and radio personality, author and family man, about his¬† return to Catholicism, his¬† blessedly effective¬† Great Adventure Bible¬†Timeline and¬†¬† his¬† topic¬†Friday evening Forgiving When You Don’t Feel Like It¬†¬† March 9,¬† and Saturday March 10 when he¬†presents The¬† Bible Timeline Seminar at¬† Incarnation Parish in Centerville, OH. ¬†Incarnation parishioners¬†Ruth Reeve and Mary Bull¬† also join¬† Francesca¬† in the¬† studio at the University of Dayton Marian Library.¬†¬†¬†

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.

Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) – Oct. 13, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Cheryl Reichel, Principal of Incarnation School, (Centerville, OH); School Counselor Mary Pierce, Leanne Seguin, Parent/Event Planner and Marybeth Hicks, top selling author of Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids): How to protect your kid‚Äôs childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world. Marybeth Hicks, mother, radio personality and popular syndicated website writer will present the culminating event of the ‚ÄúGEEK‚ÄôS Book Study‚ÄĚ at Incarnation School Gymnasium, Centerville, OH on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PM.

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.