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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

March 31, 2014 – Interview with Tim Bete

For this conversation Mark and Frances welcomed into the studio one of the new Aspirants in the local Carmelite Community in Dayton, Ohio, Tim Bete. Tim is actually married to one of the long time members of the Secular Carmelite Order, so Mark and Frances wanted to explore what it was like to have be a ‘couple in Carmel.’ They also asked Tim what it was that drew him personally to Carmelite Spirituality. In addition to their own journey in Carmel, Tim and his wife are also the parents of a daughter who is pursuing a vocation as a Dominican Sister. This led to an interesting discussion on what it takes to raise and keep our children Catholic in our modern culture. Not surprisingly the main points focused on prayer, witness and continued exposure to things spiritual.

February 19, 2014 – CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION IN OUR TIME Part VI

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ON A CATHOLIC CAMPUS
CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION IN OUR TIME Part VI: How are International Students received on a Marian Catholic Campus? How should they be received? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STL; STD, (Missionary Sister of The Immaculate Conception who holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology) a member of the faculty at the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library, about helping and ministering to and with International Students on a Marian Catholic Campus. Sr. Celia travels extensively and teaches in Canada and China where she also ministers as a nurse. Sr. Celia addresses faculty members as well as Chinese students providing a familiar face and native language to students from China and other Asian countries. Call in. What would you like to ask Sister Celia about international students, students of different faiths who attend Catholic schools, not only on the university level but as students in elementary and secondary school? What does our Catholic Faith call forth in being a friend and a Christian? How do we talk with people at any age who are different, have different belief systems and ideologies? Are we threatened or encouraged to know people outside our milieu? What witness do we present as Christians and Catholics about Jesus, Mary and our beliefs? Do we offer a challenge or an invitation? What would Jesus and Mary do? Does Mary have any part in talking with international students and students who are not Catholic, or who have no religious or faith dimension or are of the New Age? What does Marian Spirituality have to offer an International Student.
Tune in EVERY WEDNESDAY NOON EST; 11:00 AM CT; 9:00 AM PT) for Francesca’s recipes for living life to the fullest and for filling hungry hearts and tummies with her delicious recipes.
Today’s Recipes From Francesca’s Heart and Kitchen to Yours : PIZZA FRITTE! WRITE FOR THE RECIPES AND A FREE MIRACULOUS MEDAL OF OUR LADY AS GIVEN TO ST. CATHERINE LABOURE, IT TRULY IS MIRACULOUS! Send SASE TO: FRANCESCA; PO BOX 3238; DAYTON, OH 45401-3238; USA

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?

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.

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!

Fr. Gregory Bramlage – Feb. 14, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with¬† Fr.¬† Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who will teach¬† and minister ‚ÄúIn The Footsteps of The Lamb,‚ÄĚ ¬†the CREDO Apostolate Healing Conference and Miracle Prayer Day¬† at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Rd. Dayton, OH¬† 45432 on¬† Saturday February 18 from 9-4 PM¬† ¬†about Scripture, the steps to help us experience the Healing Power of the Kingdom of Jesus,¬† the¬†mission and goals of (MNE Missionaries of The ¬†New Evangelization);¬† his experiences in various¬† countries from South America to Africa, India, Mexico, The Philippines, Europe and the USA; his most recent trip to Guatemalan and¬† what¬† happened last weekend at The Word of God Community in Gaithersburg, MD.¬†¬†¬†Francesca’s Recipe Today: Italian Minestrone and Heart Healthy Taco Soup from her family‚Äôs favorite recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia.¬†¬†

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.

ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeniniger, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) about the 2011 ACT International Conference held in Philadelphia, PA regarding the keynote speakers, topics of the conference, and his workshops on research being done regarding the effects of prayer and changes in the brain due to prayer, and “The Native American and William Penn Covenant.” Also discussed: Benefits and resources of ACT Membership, School and Curriculum; ACT SEW Groups, and how prayer and ecumenism is integrated personally and communally within ACT, various denominations and healthcare disciplines, through sharing The Word of God, and It’s Proclamation, His Love and Healing With The Heart of Jesus. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us and www.actheals.org . Francesca and Dr. Schoeninger share family Thanksgiving traditions/foods and Francesca shares her recipe for traditional celery/onion dressing and Frito Misto… Italian Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower. Write for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions. Through the Tummy to the Heart: P.O, Box 3238; Dayton, OH.

Yolanda Bello – November 2, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with artist/ sculptress Yolanda Bello  of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mary Popp of Dayton, Ohio, founder of Sporch,  focusing on the world of art and artists; liturgical and church art; the climate that sets the tone for appreciating inspired Catholic art propelling artists into the realm of evangelization and discipleship. How  can parents, grandparents, teachers  and artists  make a difference in the lives of their young and their own lives,  through the liturgical feasts and seasons of the Church and the art that accompanies them or should accompany them? What Christian art can do in their homes, schools, offices and the marketplace. Tune in; find out and share your  art experiences, stories and tried and true ideas about art and sacramentals.

All Saints Day – November 1, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬† listeners about their favorite saints, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, commemorating our¬† patrons and¬†deceased¬† and what we can do to improve our prayer lives that influences how we live our day to day lives. What constitutes a Christ centered life, home in the Catholic tradition focusing on prayer, attitudes, sacramentals,¬†and ¬†virtue.¬†¬†Call in, share your views, ideas, concerns. Open Mic on Family, Faith and Foods…

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬† recipe of the week:¬†¬†¬†Pasta fagioli featuring black eyed peas…. This is a quick, deliciously filling, inexpensive, and EZ¬†Mediterraneandown home” dinner. Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†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

October 25, 2011- What constitutes a Christ centered home?

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Frances Hary, co host of Carmelite Conversations, and Thomas, a¬† program¬† listener ¬†about¬† re/creation in the Christian sense; Christian marriage and ¬†bringing up children¬† and living in a Christ Centered Home no matter what age.¬† What constitutes a Christ centered home in the Catholic tradition focusing on prayer, attitudes, structure,¬† virtue, discipline,¬†family values and family fun?¬†¬†Call in, share your views, ideas, concerns. Open Mic on Family, Faith and Foods…SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬†recipe of the week:¬†¬†¬†Oven roasted¬†Italian stuffed peppers with¬†¬† Italian oven browned garlic potatoes¬†bathed in olive oil. This is a quick, deliciously filling and EZ¬†¬†Mediterranean dinner. Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†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

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 18, 2011 – Gaylene Baier

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Gaylene Baier, RN, spiritual director and   past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on  the power of Christian prayer in healing about the gift of healing, Marian apparitions and the world situation with droughts in TX, hurricanes, floods tsunamis, her experiences in Betania Venezuela.  Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy  health information; call in to ask questions or share  your experiences of  health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian  health care giver in your area.  

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬† recipe of the week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and EZ¬†¬†Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice ¬†with oven roasted¬† cubed¬†eggplant and¬† sliced celery drizzled with olive oil¬†and¬†¬†browned ground chuck dressed with freshly ¬†grated Parmesan cheese; ¬†Italian black olives¬† and sliced pepperoncini (if desired).¬†See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†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¬†

Music Break:  COME TO THE TABLE

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger – September 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger,Ph.D past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on the power of Christian prayer in healing and the upcoming International ACT Conference to be held in Philadelphia October 6-9, 2011. Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy health information; call in to ask questions or share your experiences of health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian health care giver in your area. SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s recipe of the week: Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice with oven roasted cubed eggplant and sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and browned ground chuck dressed with freshly grated Parmesan cheese; Italian black olives and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives 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 name/s of sought recipe/s. 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

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.

“Set Out Into the Deep!” – September 21, 2011

Set Out Into the Deep!”¬†

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with¬† Rosary Rally Founders Joe Beyerle and ¬†Bob O’Connor and¬†¬†organizer ¬†Don Coty about the¬† Rosary held across the country and in our Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Dayton, OH on Sunday October¬†9th ¬†at The University of Dayton Arena;¬†focusing on ¬†how¬†the mission and vision of The¬† Knights of Columbus¬†¬†meshes into¬†outreach and Catholic social action for ¬†the New Evangelization¬†promulgated by¬†Blessed John Paul II and his directive (in the words of Jesus)¬†to “Set Out Into the Deep.”¬†¬† Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives .¬†

Joyce Wolslegel – September 20, 2011

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

Fr. Dwight Campbell – September 13, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. Dwight Campbell, Co-Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Wisconsin about Our Lady of Sorrows, The Seven Sorrows of Mary and the Feast of The Triumph of The Cross. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Fast, deliciously filling and easy Italian Stuffed Green Peppers and Frito Misto. See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives 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

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

Conversion of Heart; Circumcision of Heart – August 23, 2011

¬†Conversion of Heart; Circumcision of Heart : How can you change your outlook on life and experience a change of heart? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with callers focusing on making the most of where you are and what you have. Personal transformation through growing in Holy Spirit Wisdom and Knowledge and how this is all related to baking her delicious Italian bread‚Ķpuffed up, punched down and baked to perfection. Spiritual growth and formation; determining God‚Äôs Will in your life through purifying stress, overcoming problems and challenges through pruning and discernment. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Francesca‚Äôs Italian Bread and Green Bean Italian Salad with Pepperoni and Mozzarella. See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives 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

Dr. Sylvia Gleason – August 16, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH about  PROJECT CONGO,a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugees and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (www.projectcongo.org); the cause of the war there and what happened  (what she learned and we need to know )while she and three medical students worked  there this summer in the new hospital and the areas around it.. Find out what is happening there with families coping with the aftermath of war, suffering the result of warfare and poverty and the faith dimension of the people, the priests, religious and volunteers there. Your prayers are needed! Find out what you can do right from your home!

Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see www.preciousbloodinternational.com¬†¬†¬†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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes;¬† &¬†Italian Olive Salad/Antipasti.¬†

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

The Power of Prayer – August 2, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses¬† the power of prayer and how Jesus, the Blessed Mother and the Saints help us¬†in personal matters,¬†individually and collectively,in families and communities and¬† chats about the holy talks and tips given to the Presentation Bible Institute attendees ¬†held last week in Cincinnati,OH ¬†featuring Fr. Tom Forrest, internationally known Redemptorisst priest evangelizer who preached on Evangelization, Prayer and Jesus’ Scipture Promises.¬†Learn what he said and more!¬†Check out the dedication and blessing of the Shrine of St.Philomena in Navarro, OH at St. Clements’ Church on August 14th. Tune in to the program for more¬†details. ¬†Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see www.preciousbloodinternational.com¬†¬†¬† 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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Pasta with Cauliflower &¬†Italian Tiramasu.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V – July 26, 2011

THE  PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUSAND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Theology and Devotion to ¬†The Precious Blood of Jesus¬†with Carmelite Father Tom Alkire,¬†¬†of¬† Los Angeles, CA and Patricia Fason of Florida¬†focusing on The Holy Mass, Healing, and¬† the Precious Blood of Jesus;¬†¬†Why the¬†Precious Blood¬†Consecration, Prayers/Devotionals and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus is so important for today’s situation in the world¬† and¬†how¬† the Plrecious Blood¬† of¬† Jesus¬†helps us¬†in personal matters,¬†individually and collectively,in families and communities.¬†¬†To¬†learn more and¬† download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and¬†other materials/devotions as given to¬† Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with¬†nihil obstat)¬†¬†see www.preciousbloodinternational.com¬†¬†¬†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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Pasta with Cauliflower &¬†Italian Tiramasu.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

The Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus – July 19, 2011

Part IV  Why the Devotion and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus  is so important? How it helps humanity and each person individually and collectively.

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Theology and Devotion to ¬†The Precious Blood of Jesus,¬†¬†¬†during ¬†the July, the month¬†¬†devoted to The Most Precious Blood .¬†¬†¬†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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬†¬†Pasta with Broccoli &¬†Italian Tuna Salad with Refreshing Lemon.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

How do you get rid of evil thoughts and deadly sins? – July 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to The Precious Blood of Jesus, for the Month Devoted to The Most Precious Blood . 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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Granita, Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream. See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 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

The Blood of Jesus and The Seven Deadly Sins Part I – June 28, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses The Theology and Devotion to ¬†The Precious Blood of Jesus¬† preparing for the Month¬†¬†Devoted to The Most Precious Blood .¬† 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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬† Granita,¬†Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been¬† assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus .¬†

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

Angels – June 7, 2011

Part III of an Ongoing Series

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†talks with¬†callers about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives,¬†Angel Books, Discernment¬† its necessity, ¬†Angelic Prayer/¬†Chaplet ¬†and The Nine¬†Choirs of Angels.¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:¬† Granita,¬†Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream.¬† See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories, how you have been helped by angels, your devotion to Angels

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

St. Michael the Archangel – May 31, 2011

Angels of God and How They Serve God and His Church

Part II of an Ongoing Series

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†talks with¬†callers ¬† from Cuba, Louisiana and Pennsylvania about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives,¬†Angels in¬†¬†The Lives of¬†the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph,¬† St. Padre Pio and The Church; How Angels are¬†Messengers of God,¬†and how they protect us and¬†our loved ones.¬†Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Zucchini with Linguini.

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.

Thankful Homes – May 11, 2011

Francesca Franchina speaks¬† with Tim Bete,¬†Communications Director for St. Mary’s Development Corporation¬† in Dayton, OH,¬† about¬† their¬† Housing Projects,¬† Homes For Our Troops¬† The effect¬† and results of the earlier competition focusing on¬†Thankful Homes;¬† The opportunity to help¬†people find¬† suitable housing in times of need and waning health¬† including SMDC¬† Residential Services, Independent Living Apartments and Homes¬† for Families;¬† Senior Housing¬† Health Care Services and Homeownership Assistance and Training Programs; and The Home Ownership Center.¬† ¬†¬†www.stmarydevelopment.org

The Mercy Messages – May 3, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses¬† The Mercy Messages as written by St. Faustina; The Mercy Novena , The importance of¬† Mercy Sunday; the writings as dictated by Jesus of Mercy to¬†¬† St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and¬† the¬† importance of heeding the teachings given to us through her¬† by Jesus of Mercy. Francesca reads from the Messages and comments on their effect on our lives; Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. This week, Francesca shares her family’s favorite recipe for Pasta with Creamy Ricotta .¬†Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† recipes and¬† Easter Ricotta Rice Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;¬† Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization.¬† On the Second Tuesday of each month Francesca highlights¬† a different Ethnic Group, its traditions, customs and foods. ‚Ķ..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.

Lent and Lenten Practices – March 29, 2011

Francesca Franchina talks with Fr. John Fletcher, CC, about The Companions of the Cross (CC)¬† founded twenty five years ago by Fr.¬† Bob¬† Bedard in Canada;¬† Lent and Lenten¬† practices;¬† missions, retreats, prayer, fasting and almsgiving and Fr. Fletcher‚Äôs his new Radio Maria Program to air on Fridays at 5:30 PM titled ‚ÄúCatholic Grab Bag with Fr. John‚ÄĚ Call in to participate toll free (1-866-333-6279)¬† Francesca shares her family‚Äôs favorite Italian meatless¬† Lenten dishes this week cooking up¬† Pasta With Cauliflower or Broccoli and Pizza Fritte.¬† Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† these recipes and¬† Easter Ricotta Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;

Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization‚Ķ..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.

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.

St. Mary’s Development – Nov. 3, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Tim Bete, Communications Director for St. Mary’s Development Corporation in Dayton, OH, about the launching of their Thanksgiving Project, a writing/video/pictorial competition focusing on Thankful Homes; being thankful for our dwelling places and the opportunity to help people find suitable housing in times of need and waning health including SMDC Residential Services, Independent Living Apartments and Homes for Families; Senior Housing; Health Care Services; Homeownership Assistance and Training Programs.

October 28, 2010 – The Marian Library

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

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.

Helping Families At Risk – June 16, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Richard Green, Director of the Judge Frank W. Nicholas Residential Treatment Center for Youth, and Counselor Theresa Fitzgerald of Dayton, Ohio focusing on the mission, purposes and goals of the residential facility for troubled and delinquent youth who are recipients of probationary services through the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and usually not responsive to the correctional efforts offered by the public schools, various outpatient counseling services or other forms of supervision provided by the court. What’s a parent to do? What is a community to do?

Project Congo – June 9, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Pascal Tuyisenge of Africa and Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH, about PROJECT CONGO, a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugee and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (www.projectcongo.org); the cause of the war there and what is happening medically since Dr. Gleason’s last visit there to , pick up the pieces of life with agricultural, medical, and building projects; help from around the globe and in particularly the USA. How Dr. Gleason brings medical help to help women and families through outreach with medical and lay community action.

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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