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Fall Mariathon 2014

Thank You once again for your generous response to our Fall Mariathon!!

We could not do it with out all the help from our Great Radio Maria Family!!

On the Boards -  Volunteer Jessica from Dayton, Ohio
On the Boards – Volunteer Jessica from Dayton, Ohio

July 23, 2014 – Patti Gehred

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Patti Gehred, Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation at the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with the University of Dayton about the On line Virtual Learning Center for Catechists and those interested in Marianist Spirituality and Studies. Patti speaks about the courses offered, and how interested individuals or groups can participate in the courses and/or arrange for special reserved studies for groups of 6-12 for areas of particular interest to their community or small faith sharing group, Of particularly interest to many participants is a course on the Blessed Mother called, Mary, Holy Possibility and informative courses on the Marianist Founders: Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquellon and Marie Therese de Lamourous. Patti is also a weekly internet DJ with her husband on “Jazz Beat” streamed online on www.wdpsfm.com.Learn more about NACMS and courses offered on line at the Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation website at www.nacms.org or email Patti at gehredp1(at)udayton.edu. Catch the latest on Facebook: NACMSNed; Twitter:@NACMS1 or Pinterest:NACMS. See all the courses offered by the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Center at www.vlc.udayton.edu

July 15, 2014 – “Have A Heart For The Next Generation”

We have multiple Guests to share their part in “Have A Heart For The Next Generation” — local adults and young people who have a heart for preborn children and want to learn how to stop the killing of their younger brothers and sisters in the Lord. From Dayton, we are expecting Paul Coudron from Dayton Right to Life, Ryan Mahle and Katie Pfeifer, Archbishop Altar HS, and hopefully Bob and Vivian Skovgard

We will also have those from outside the Dayton community who are here to lead the event–Wendy Wright and the Scott and Kathy Heldreth family of 8 children who have traveled all the way from Texas to help educate and train the Dayton “young” and “young at heart”. Wendy is a veteran pro-life leader who “went from Bible College to jail to invitations to the White House”. She is VP of C-FAM (they monitor the often anti-life/family activities at the UN) and a former president of Concerned Women for America.

I am very eager to learn more about “Have A Heart . . .” and these totally committed people who are making a commitment to the culture of life in Dayton.

March 26, 2014 – On the Way to the Summit

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Dr. Shauna Adams, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. As the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Sciences Faculty Liaison to The Bombeck Family Learning Center,(UD’s Early Childhood Demonstration School) Dr. Adams is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, curriculum and assessment, early childhood research,advocacy and leadership. She is an extremely effective educator and a high creative in her numerous writing endeavors as author and co-author of educational textbooks, early childhood programs and grants. Her experience in schools as a special educator (P-12), school psychologist and working with families brings depth to everything she does. Susan and Shauna will also address the University of Dayton CCE Educational Summit to be held July 14, 2014 focusing on: Charism, Culture and Curriculum. For more information and registration see: www.udayton.edu

July 10, 2013 – Paul Coudron

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with retired sales manager and sales trainer for Butler Systems, Paul Coudron, the highly creative, high octane Executive Director of Life Resource Center, and The Dayton Pro-Life Education Foundation about the endeavors, work and successes of the local Life Resources Center staff and volunteers who keep The Stork Nest (emergency baby pantry); the three levels of parenting classes, and so many pro-life local services running smoothly and efficiently. How do local pro-life ministries manage to keep current on Pro-Life connections in Columbus, OH to know what is happening in legislation concerning pro life movement interests and Right to Life nationally, statewide and locally? The Life Resource Center of Dayton has hosted family and team/organization fun with the Third Annual L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 on area bike paths with endurance/mileage categories from 6-100 miles; starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St., Dayton, OH. Individuals, families, and bike teams will gather in a celebration after the ride, with pizza, DQ Bars, the wonderful music of Nick Cardilino and $6000 worth of donated door prizes for the participants. Hear about the all new biking adventure: The University of Dayton to Notre Dame Right To Life Bike Ride beginning on the UD campus Wednesday, July 31st, with participants biking 240 miles with stop overs in Minster, OH Decatur, IN, Winona Lake Indiana/Grace College and ending at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

June 19, 2013 – Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. converses with Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) about THE MARIANIST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (MEEC) an educational ministry in the Catholic tradition, stewarding the 100 acre Mount St. John natural areas, committed to sharing and interpreting the gift of the land with others in Mary’s hope-filled spirit. MEEC advocates environmental justice as integral to sustainable living and achieves its mission through land restoration, ecological research, service, learning and educational programs. Mount St. John is a 150 acre property owned by the Society of Mary (Marianists) a Catholic community of Brothers and priests founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. The first people to care for this land were hunters, ancestors of the later Indian nations, for whom this was part of the sacred hunting grounds between the Miamis. Among the first Euro-Americans to arrive in this area were John Patterson, National Cash Register (NCR) Industrialist and Inventor of the cash register and the electric starter) and his family who provided the land on which The Watervliet Shaker Community was founded in 1806. The original 80 acres of Mount St. John formed part of the East Farm of the Shakers, and was purchased by the Marianists in 1910. Learn about The Wetlands, Prairie, Fields, Meadows; the more than 140 unique horticultural tree specimens including The Kentucky Coffee Tree, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Kousa Dogwood, GoldenTrain, Hardy Rubber Tree and Smoke Tree. A list of the arboretum trees is available from MEEC; also hear about the Sacred Embrace Earthwork designed by local artist Carrie Pate; Chaminade Park, The Native Plant Labyrinth with various trees and hundreds of native flowers and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto modeled after the Lourdes Grotto in Massabielle, France constructed with 230 tons of tufa rock from the Great Lakes. Learn how you can experience the Field Education Areas and Programs available through and your family or group can experience this magnificent facility and beautiful landscape at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio. See the MEEC “TOUCHING EARTH” Art and Educational Exhibit at Gallery St. John on the property through June 30th. MEEC Headquarters is located in St. Joseph Hall at Mount St. John; 4435 E. Patterson Road, Dayton, OH 45430. For more information, learning & volunteering opportunities see: www.meec.udayton.edu.

May 15, 2013

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dayton international Festival Council Members about the 40th Anniversary Year of The Dayton International Festival held at the Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio on Pentecost Weekend not only about the good food and great entertainment but what happens behind the scenes in such a vast undertaking bringing together numerous ethnic groups from all over the world, living in the heartland of America in the USA! How long do they gather to plan each year strategizing problem areas amenably with varying temperaments, languages and rules of engagement? Who is included in planning and membership rights; how are the ups, downs, calamities and great joys dealt with each year as they determine theme, organizational structure and amiably put together all the booths, venues and multiple staging of continuous entertainment, highlighted by a Midnight Mass for workers on Saturday night/Sunday morning. What is the mission, vision and purpose of DIFI? How are they faring with all the uproars throughout the world, does it affect DIFI in Dayton, OH? Ethnicity is alive andwell in Dayton, and growing new communities arrive and stay here! Why do they call Dayton, Ohio home now?

May 13, 2013

In this particualry program Mark invites Chris Cotter, a Secular Carmelite from the Community of Dayton Ohio, to discuss the Carmelite aspects of the Feast of Fatima. On 13 May 2013, Pope Francis consecrated his Papacy to Our Lady of Fatima. Mark and Chris explore both the significance of this event, and what Fatima means to each of us individually. Using both the Vatican Document, from The Congreagation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on the meaning of Fatima, and the writings of Sister Lucia, one of the Fatima visionaries and a Carmelite Nun, they discuss what the messages of Fatima are still communicating to all Christians today. This is a very interesting and very timely topic, and the Order of Carmel plays a significant role in helping to communicate the continual call from Our Lady of Fatima.

January 8, 2013 – Michael Duricy

Michael Duricy teaches and serves as the webmaster for “The Mary Page” at the International Marian Research Institute located at the U of Dayton in Dayton, OH. We are fortunate to have him translate Mary’s words and actions into a Culture of Life language for us today.

October 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Marilyn Hart, native Daytonian,  wife, mother of seven, grandmother, life time member of Precious Blood Parish in Dayton,Ohio;  successful business woman, artist, teacher and more,  about her life now  as a highly  creative woman  exhibiting Marian Art  at the University of Dayton Marian Library  and how her life coupled with a deep faith  impacted her family, friends  and hundreds of people  she took on tour to the Holy Land and worldwide in her highly successful  travel business after the family was raised  and she had traveled extensively with her husband on business trips, attending business conferences.

Right to Life – July 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life about the work and successes of Right to Life nationally and locally and the upcoming L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 on area Bike Paths starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St.; Dayton, OH, with various starting times and participants of all ages & riding endurance from mileage categories from 6-100 miles. Families participate as well as seasoned bikers, followed by The Celebration from 1:00-2:30 PM with local radio and TV personalities and the wonderful music of national award winner, musician, composer and singer Nick Cardilino. Food, Games, Entertainment and Prizes!

March 7, 2012 – Bonnie Borel and Mary Britt

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. speaks¬† with¬†Bonnie¬† Borel¬†and¬† Mary Britt of¬† Dayton’s¬†¬†40 Days¬†4 Life and ¬†Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Research and Training at Human¬† Life¬† International, (HLI)¬†¬† Co-Author of The Case Against Condoms ¬†with His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal Lopez.¬† Dr. Clowes is the ¬†guest speaker¬†for ¬†The Evening¬† Vigil at The Abortuary¬† on Stroop Rd. ¬† and¬† will¬† speak¬†to¬† Sinclair¬† Students hosted by The¬† Traditional¬† Values¬† Club¬† at Sinclair¬† Community College¬† in¬† Dayton, Ohio¬†; The Vineyard¬†Church ¬†and Carroll¬† High School ¬†about ¬†The Demographic of Abortion Worldwide;¬†his numerous publications,¬† research;¬† articles; defense of human¬† life, and much more!

Brother Tom Giardino SM – February 29 , 2012

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Brother Tom Giardino SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities and the Marianist International Program of Studies at the University of Dayton.

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.¬†¬†¬†

“CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MAKE THE GRADE!” – February 1, 2011

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with regional Catholic Educators: Dr. Jim Rigg Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenith Britt, President of Catholic Central High School, Middle School and Pre-School (Springfield), Fr. Jim Manning, President of Altar High School (Kettering), Mr. Matt Sableski, Principal of Carroll High School, (Dayton), Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School (Dayton) and business man George Molinsky about the state of Catholic Schools, maintaining Catholic identity, major and minor challenges in education over all and in particular to Catholic education; fighting rising costs while maintaining quality over all excellent education and environments for students, retaining capable, creative and faith filled faculty/ staff, assisting parents and students in making Catholic education affordable and desirable, while developing and putting forth curriculum conducive to Catholic education offering a wide variety of courses while dealing with ever increasing mandates from the state.

Nick Cardilino – November 29, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with¬†¬†Nick Cardilino:Liturgical , Conference and¬†UPBEAT Musician, Husband and Dad¬†about composing music, his work with the National Catholic Youth Conference and the University of Dayton Campus Ministry; The¬†theme song he composed for NCYC “Called to Glory;”¬†¬†Nick’s new Christmas¬†CD; his new¬†Communion¬†song “Hungry¬†and Thirsty;”¬† recordings; the New Roman Missal implementation and¬† the theme of HOPE, resonating with him this year!¬†Francesca shares her¬† YUMMY recipe for fast EZ¬†Stuffed Pizza Sandwiches. Send a SASE¬† for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions:¬†¬†Francesca Franchina; ¬†P.O. Box 3238; Dayton, OH 45401-3238.

October 18, 2011 – Bonnie Borel-Donahue

Steve Koob talks with Bonnie Borel-Donahue, president of the Traditional Values Club at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, about the Traditional Values Club, the often disparaged virtue chastity and how it applies to everyone, and marriage and God’s Plan for it.

October 11, 2011 – Steven Mosher

Steve Koob talks with Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, about the horrific One-Child Policy in China, the world population and the myths surrounding population growth, and the population crises in Russia and other countries.  Additional guest Debbie Nieport briefly talks about two upcoming (at the time) talks from Steven Mosher in the Dayton area.

September 22, 2011 – Mary and the Art at The Marian Library

In this program, Sr. Jean Frisk discusses Mary and the various pieces of  Art at the Marian Library in Dayton, OH.

Fr. Mike Halloran and Ruth Deddens – September 06, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬†Fr. Mike Halloran, Pastor of Holy Cross, Holy¬†Rosary and St. Adelbert Parishes,¬†Dayton, OH¬†, Ruth Deddens, Holy Angels Parishioner¬†and ¬†President of One More Soul, Dayton, OH¬† and Tim Francis,¬†Founder/President of You Shall Believe Ministries, Dallas, Texas¬† regarding the Memorial Prayer Gathering/Evening Prayer¬† and Concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Sunday, September 11 at 4 PM and the message behind the modern day¬† Eucharistic Miracles documented by world renown pathologists in the¬† You Shall Believe¬† Multi-Media Presentation by Tim¬† at 7:00 – 8:30 PM on September 11, 12, 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish on Bowen¬† Street, Dayton, OH 45410. Francesca’s¬†¬†Recipe of the Week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and easy Risotto with Melangani (rice with eggplant)¬†and Italian breaded¬†pork or beef steaks.¬†¬†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

May 20, 2011 – The Marian Library

In this program, Brother William Fackovec, S.M. discusses the Marian Library in Dayton, Ohio.

May 10, 2011 – Kristan, Mike, Erik, Maggie

Steve Koob talks with four guests–Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Mike Schaefer of Biking for Babies, Erik Whittington of Rock for Life, and Maggie McKenna of Dayton Right to Life–all speaking about the youth movement for life, and what their organizations are doing to further the cause.

Be Your Best – May 4, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with John Wright of Springfield,OH about his motivational, inspirational approach to life and ministry and his new Radio Maria Program ‚ÄúBE YOUR BEST!‚ÄĚ to air on Wednesdays starting Wednesday May 4 on Radio Maria. John is the owner of W Productions Signs and Graphics in Springfield and is a writer, speaker, trainer and adviser to businesses, organizations, churches and schools. An accomplished musician, John is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus , has recovered from a life threatening condition, is a volunteer for Hospice, Board Member of the Dayton Blues Society and a member of St. Bernard Parish.

Catholic Schools Week – February 02, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Jim Manning, President of Archbishop Alter High School, Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School,  and  Mr. Joseph Sens, Principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School  about Catholic  Schools Week and Catholic Education; the overall mission of Catholic Schools, focusing on how the mission  is being accomplished through  rigorous academics, public profession of the Catholic faith, the corporal works of Mercy and building on the mission of permitting God’s justice to shine for the world to see and experience at  Catholic High Schools in Dayton, Ohio.

October 28, 2010 – The Marian Library

In this program, Brother William Fackovec, S.M. explores the Marian Library located in Dayton, Ohio.

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.

2010 Rosary Rally Broadcast

Radio Maria will be broadcasting live from the 2010 Family Rosary Rally this Sunday, October 10, starting at 1:30PM Central, 2:30PM Eastern. This 6th annual rally will be held at the U.D. Arena at the University of Dayton and will include Eucharistic Adoration and prayer for the intercession of Our Lady. Tune in and join us in prayer during this grace-filled event.

Our Lady of Sorrows – Sept. 15, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Dave Dravecky, former Major League Southpaw Baseball Pitcher about losing his pitching arm and shoulder to cancer and how God entered fully into the his life bringing Dave and his wife Jan out of despair and desolateness through a Christian counselor. In deep depression after their lives were uprooted by this life shattering event; learn how their life challenge changed into triumph through ministry to those in depression and life altering situations. Hear and meet Dave on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Dayton. Get free tickets and learn more about this event to be inspired and motivated at Viva La Vita hosted by Dayton Right to Life. Call 937-461-3625 for tickets or see www.daytonlife.org.

Dave Dravecky – September 14, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Dave Dravecky, former Major League Southpaw  Baseball Pitcher  about  losing his pitching arm and shoulder to cancer and how God entered fully into the his life bringing  Dave and his wife Jan out of despair and desolateness through a Christian counselor. In deep depression after their lives were uprooted by this life shattering event; learn how their life challenge changed into  triumph through ministry to those in depression and life altering situations.

Dayton Rite to Life Bike Ride – July 20, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Paul Coudron about The Dayton Right to Life First Annual Bike Ride for Life (all ages welcome) to be held Friday and Saturday July 31 and August 1, 2010, at the Life Enrichment Center located at 425 North Findlay St. Dayton, OH 45404
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM providing family fun, food and entertainment to promote healthy lifestyles, wholesome family life ,education and most of all to save young lives.. More Information at www.daytonlife.org and 937-461-3625.

Living With Mary Today

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.

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.

Tune in every Wednesday at 11:30am eastern 10:30am central for the live broadcast of “Francesca and Friends” and on Monday evenings at 8:30pm eastern 7:30pm central for an encore of the show.