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It’s Still Cold Outside – Keep Your Heart Warm

Even if springtime is around the corner, it is still cold outside, and Radio Maria is still experiencing its own cold winter. Our “Heartwarming” campaign began two weeks ago, and as of today, we have reached about 25 % of our goal: $100,000.00.

We want to thank all who have contributed so generously to this extraordinary appeal. And to ask anyone who has not had the opportunity, to please help us with an “alms” this Lenten Season. It’s a wonderful way to fulfill your Lenten duty and contribute to the Spiritual Works of Mercy through Radio Maria.

We want to continue to warm the hearts of many– and even more– listeners whose hearts need warming this time of year– YOURS TOO!

Many thanks and God bless you all this Holy Season of Lent!

Fr. Robert Young
Director
Radio Maria US

Friday Night With The Capuchin Friars To Begin This Friday

capuchin logoWe are proud to introduce a new program to our listeners. Starting Friday, February 13, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. Central/9:30 p.m. Eastern, we will present Friday Night with the Capuchin Friars. Fr. Matt Janeczko OFM Capuchin will spearhead this program, presenting a broad range of topics relevant to the Church today. Initially focusing on the “consecrated life” and its importance in the life of the Church, he will then concentrate on the Church’s liturgical season of Lent as we journey towards Easter. The various charisms of religious life will be featured, and we will hear from various Friars and young men in formation as they share their experiences and hopes for religious life in the future. Please tune in for Friday Nights with the Capuchin Friars at 8:30 p.m. Central/9:30 p.m. Eastern, beginning Friday, February 13, 2015, and get to know the Capuchin Franciscans.

February 09, 2015 – Fr. Robert Reed and Donna Marie-Cooper O’Boyle

Fr. Robert Reed joins us to offer advice on use of media in the New Evangelization and to discuss his new book Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts, and Revive Your Catholic Faith. Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle helps us to prepare for Lent by sharing about her new book “Bringing Lent Home with Saint John Paul II”.

Visit Fr. Robert Reed at www.catholictv.com.
Visit Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle at www.donnacooperoboyle.com.

October 29, 2014 – Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God

In difficult circumstances, do we ask enough questions of Our Lord? In John 14, three of his Apostles ask for greater clarification. We also may do this in our challenging circumstances. However, the peace that Our Lord wishes to bring to our hearts may more substantially come from our belief in God. To better encourage us, Jesus in John 14 gives us several assurances. He reminds us that “in my Father’s house there are many rooms”, that “I will come again and will take you to myself”, and that “if you ask anything in my name, I will do it”. This is all in the same chapter that begins “Do not let your hearts be troubled”. By believing ever more firmly in God, we may find that when things do not work out the way we want them to, we can count on God to bring some greater good.

October 23, 2014 – Mike Aquilina and Karen Kelly Boyce

Ken talks with Mike Aquilina, coauthor with Cardinal Wuerl, “The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics” (Image) and and Karen Kelly Boyce author of “Sisters of the Last Straw” series. Mike Aquilina and Cardinal Wuerl examine the history and traditions behind both favorite and forgotten holidays, from Christmas to Easter, from the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity to the Feast of the Holy Angels. Catholic faith is festive, and the Catholic faithful count their days by celebrating the mysteries of Jesus’ life. There is a message to be found in the passing of days, weeks, and seasons. Through the feasts, ordinary Christians learn the life of Christ, share it, and come to imitate it. Mike’s book can be purchased at: www.imagecatholicbooks.com To learn more about Mike visit www.mikeaquilina.com/

Karen Boyce’s “Sisters of the Last Straw” (Chesterton Press) series is for children ages 6-11 years old. There are currently three books in the series about a group of misfit nuns who all have “bad habits”. They are trying to overcome their faults while learning to tolerate each other and spread the love of Jesus. In a comical way, this book teaches simple Gospel lessons with fun and mystery! Karen’s books are available at: www.catholicword.com Visit Karen’s website: www.karenkellyboyce.com

June 03, 2014

In keeping with the Easter Season, Matthew examines the Catholic Church’s beliefs and practices regarding the reception of Holy Communion.

April 08, 2014

Matthew unpacks the deep meaning of Christ’s example of how to stand up for teh honor of God found in the traditional readings for Passion Sunday (aka Judiac Sunday).

March 05, 2014 – Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving; Sacrifice as Source of Renewal & Strength

Strength when we most need it can sometimes be elusive. We have seen how great athletes overcome great adversity by holding in their hearts a reward that goes beyond any accolade or gold medal. Common to them and to us this Lent is an opportunity to offer our efforts for a greater good, to sacrifice something we prefer for someone else. Through prayer, fasting and alms giving, we have an opportunity to draw closer to God. The result is the renewal of our strength and vitality. The champion David, in his fight against Goliath, shows us the way to do this.

April 2, 2013

Matthew offers a defense of the person of the historical person of Jesus and His Resurrection in response to the mainstream media’s annual assault on Easter.

February 15, 2013 – Lent 2013 – Week #1

Joe kicked off the first Friday in Lent with a blend of Scripture and writings from Divine Intimacy. He focused on Christ’s 40 Days in the desert and how it provides the foundation of our Lenten season. He also discussed our use of “time” and the eternal value inherent therein.

Divine Mercy in My Soul – April 11, 2012

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 LOVE AND HEALING IN THE HEART OF JESUS – March 6, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI calls the laity to have occasions of healing which are centered on the Word of God to heal our lives: “Scripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.”  Verbum Domini (Word of The Lord) December, 2010.
 
HASTEN  TO MY HEART….LIVING IN LOVE AND HEALING IN THE HEART OF JESUS  with  Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. Francesca   talks  about Sr.  Josefa  Menendez; Consoling the Heart of  Jesus (The Way of  Divine Love); St. Margaret Mary: The Sacred  Heart   and Our Lady of the Sacred  Heart and Praying for The  Poor Souls in  Purgatory. Lenten  practices, sacrifice, prayer, fasting, almsgiving: What  are you doing to remember and  share in the  Passion of Jesus?   Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy Lenten dishes. Meatless Veggie Dish:Lendicce (Lentils Sicilian Style, over pasta or rice  or  with Spinach as  a vegetable dish or hot soup.)  

March 1, 2012 Paula Huston

Ken talks with author Paula Huston, author of Simplifying the Soul – Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit (Ave Maria Pres) In her book, Paula Huston has created a mini Lenten retreat with daily activities that include: readings from the Desert Fathers and scripture, meditation, and a daily activity.  Paula draws about her experience as a Benedictine oblate. Her book would be an excellent choice for anyone looking for a daily Lenten practice. Visit Paula’s website www.paulahuston.com. Her book can be purchased at: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-269-7/Simplifying-the-Soul/

February 17, 2012 – Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent

In this episode of Living  With Mary Today,  Father John Fletcher discusses Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent.

The Polish – April 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED  talks with Danuta Romanowski and Carol Svisco saluting Poland and Polish Americans, their faith and fortitude through tragedy and triumph, the good, the sad and the jubilation and how Catholicism and their deep abiding  faith  has brought them to the now. Discussion  about the history of Poland,  Catholic Church, traditions, foods, St. Faustina, the Mercy Devotion, Pope John Paul II Beatification on Mercy Sunday and the effect of all these on the world. Polish Lenten and Easter traditions, customs and foods are shared.

December 14, 2010 – Caregiving During the Holidays

Host Warren Hebert, RN, shares a variety of tips for family caregivers during the holiday season. Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter or another big holiday, the stress on a family caregiver often prevents one from enjoying the family. These tips offer practical solutions that will relieve the stress for you and the person receiving care.

Music for Pentecost – Program 025

Lynn Bauman devotes this program to music for the feast of Pentecost. Join Lynn in celebrating through sacred music; the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Church at Pentecost.

A Continuation of Music for Easter – Program 023

In this program; Lynn Bauman presents more music with the theme of Easter. He shares music ranging from “Now the Green Blade Riseth”; an Easter adaptation of the traditional Christmas Hymn Noel Nouvelet to selections of Handel’s “Messiah”.

Music for Easter – Program 022

In this program, Lynn Bauman shares some of the wonderful music in celebration of Christ’s rising from the dead on Easter Sunday.

Music for Ash Wednesday and Lent – Program 019

In this program, Lynn presents music for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. He begins the program with “Lord, Who Throughout these Forty Days” and then presents various pieces from Bach to David Haas.

You can view the full transcript by clicking here.

February 19, 2010 – Mary and Lent Part 2

This is the second of two programs in which Mary’s role in Lent is discussed by Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M.