Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her riveting talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, California about his travels and seminars focusing on The Divine Mercy Message given to St. Faustina by Jesus concerning Mercy for all souls and the world today. Divine Mercy Sunday 2014 is April 27th and the Day of Canonization for two recent Popes: Bl. John Paul II (The Great) and Bl. John XXIII elevating them to sainthood by Pope Francis on this significant Mercy Sunday 2014! Why is the message given to St. Faustina Kowalsko of Poland in1938 so important for today? Read and pray The Diary of St. Faustina the approved teaching messages including the The Divine Mercy Novena and The Mercy Chaplet. Hear about the Importance of Divine Mercy and what the Mercy Message of Jesus to St. Faustina mean to us today. How are you collaborating in The Time of Mercy and The Harvest? Are we living in times of trial, travail and tribulation and what are we or should be doing about it? Fr. Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest and exorcist affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. 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.
“The Holy Father just released a book entitled “The Church of Mercy.” In this particular conversation, Mark and Frances begin a series of discussions on the importance of the message of Mercy in the Church today. They begin by focusing on the upcoming event of Divine Mercy Sunday, and then move forward in time to both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II and what they both had to say about the gift of Mercy that we receive from God. They then discuss our current Holy Father’s book about Mercy, and one of the sources of his inspiration for this book, a certain German Theologian and Cardinal named Walter Kasper, who himself wrote a book simply titled “Mercy.” It is a book that our Holy Father Francis strongly endorsed and from which he drew a great deal of insight for his own book. Mark and Frances go on to discuss a number of Saints, including St. Therese of Lisieux, and Saint Faustina, and what they had to say about God’s great Mercy. This is a message which is so important for us to hear today, especially in light of a world that so often struggles with the loss of Hope and the onslaught of despair. Mark and Frances will continue this important message through the Easter Season.”
Joe talked about St. Faustina, Divine Mercy Sunday and the Plenary Indulgence that is attached to it.
“Carmelite Conversations” Host Frances Harry welcomes guest, Deacon Russell Baldwin back to the program to continue our conversation on “Divine Mercy and the Carmelites.” We focused on the 5 Stages of the Mercy of God with examples from our Carmelite Saints followed by deeper insights on “Divine Mercy” by St. Therese of Lisieux, the little flower. For her, confidence and trust in God’s divine and merciful love are foundational to her whole relationship with God and is evident in her practice of the “Little Way of Spiritual Childhood.”
“Carmelite Conversations” Host Frances Harry welcomes guest, Deacon Russell Baldwin to the program. The topic for this program is the “Divine Mercy Devotion” and the Carmelites. We discussed the 5 forms of Devotion to Divine Mercy as presented to St. Faustina from her Diary, now published and available to the public (“Divine Mercy in My Soul: the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska”). Our conversation continued with a comparison of St. Faustina with the well-known Carmelite, St. Therese of Lisieux, who sang the mercies of the Lord in her manuscripts which were compiled and put into book form, known as “Story of a Soul” by St. Therse of Lisieux.
Francesca reviews Divine Mercy in My Soul chronicling daily entries in the Diary by St. Faustina Kowalska who Jesus revealed His plan to offer His Mercy to individuals and the world, through the Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy and establishing Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter. Why is this Mercy Devotion so important for our time and all time? Call in to discuss the Diary and your experience with the Mercy Devotion. Great graces flow from the Mercy Devotion.
LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY
Francesca focuses on St. FAUSTINA Kowalska, The Mercy Message from Jesus related to St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland; A professed Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy; The Diary of St. Faustina; What Jesus wanted of her; her messages from Jesus, and prayers given to her, her thoughts, doubts and joys and what they mean for us. What about the Mercy Novena and Chaplet and its importance for our time? What is happening in your area for Mercy Sunday and what will be happening at The Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA. Why Mercy? What are you doing to remember and share in the Passion of Jesus?
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. …..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.
Radio Maria will be broadcasting the Beatification of Pope John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday (May 1) at 12pm central (1pm eastern) and overnight on Monday, May 2 at 11pm central (12am eastern).
Join us in celebrating this momentous events as our late pontiff is elevated to position of Blessed, the final step before Sainthood.
Spread the word and tune in for the very special event.
Radio Maria will be broadcasting the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Mass live from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA on Sunday May 1. The broadcast will begin at 3pm central (4pm eastern) with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and will include the celebration of the Mass. Tune in for this special broadcast in celebration of God’s divine mercy and the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
Tune in to Radio Maria on March 5 beginning at 5pm central for a live broadcast of the First Saturday Devotion and Speaker series from The Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy in Chicago, IL. The broadcast will begin with Holy Mass at 5pm central and will be followed be the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Abbot Austin Murphy, OSB will then present a talk entitled “Educating Desire”.
This promises to be a very dynamic and holy event that you won’t want to miss. More information can be found by clicking on the flyer below.