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April 16, 2012 – Divine Mercy and the Carmelites, Part One

“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.

LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY – April 10, 2012

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?

Living in This Time of Mercy – April 10, 2011

Francesca Franchina¬† open mic addressing the lives of the saints and their intercession for us, Living in This Time of Mercy, St. Faustina, St. Padre Pio and Blessed John Paul II¬† and¬† speaks with Fr. Neil Buchlein of Pennsylvania about encountering Jesus and healing¬† through the intercession of the Blessed Mother¬† at Medjugorge; and how his life including a second career as a diocesan priest¬† has¬† been affected by his 19 pilgrimages and the effect/fruit¬† of Marian¬† pilgrimages. Today Francesca shares her tasty and easy to¬†prepare Baked ¬†Italian Chicken Cacciatore With Onions, Tomatoes, Potatoes and Peas,¬† from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.¬†¬† This dinner is a good taker for picnics, potlucks and a filling meal for¬†your family with a big¬†Italian salad and crusty Italian bread. Father Neil’s website: http://www.blessedmotherschildren.com

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.

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.