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Doug Schoeninger – Feb. 28, 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. Reconciliation, Forgiveness; Healing of the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Doug Schoeninger, Ph. D. Past President of the International Association of Christian Therapists practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA) focusing on Lent, Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation: How to use anger well in the process of forgiving; Letting go and healing in the process of healing; The relationship of forgiveness and trust; and Forgiveness in generational healing: Forgiving those who wounded those who wounded us. Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy Lenten dishes. Meatless Veggie Dish: Pesedi Con Ova (Peas with Eggs in Marinara Sauce) and Francesca’s Favorite Muffaletta; (Homemade Little Italian Breads Dressed with Olive Oil, Italian Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper). MUSIC: Refiner’s Fire; Bread of Life…

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

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

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…puffed up, punched down and baked to perfection. Spiritual growth and formation; determining God’s Will in your life through purifying stress, overcoming problems and challenges through pruning and discernment. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Francesca’s 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 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

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

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’s his new Radio Maria Program to air on Fridays at 5:30 PM titled “Catholic Grab Bag with Fr. John” Call in to participate toll free (1-866-333-6279)  Francesca shares her family’s 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…..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.

Tajaci – December 21, 2010

Tajci, a vocal artist, mother, and playwright is interviewed by Francesca Franchina. Tajci speaks about her life as a Christian, a celebrity, and a mother. If you would like more information about Tajci, you can visit her website, www.idobelieve.com. Francesca also gives her recipe for Bacala.

The Winds of Time – Nov. 17, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Rich DiSilvio of Massapequa, NY; architectural designer and remodeler, artist, illustrator, new media developer, educational software programmer, publisher and author.
Rich will be discussing his book “The Winds of Time” about the Roman/Italian influences that shaped Western Civilization and most pointedly modern America including the beginning of the Republic and how America emulated it.
“With America’s future and very survival in mind, the author reveals many lessons and warnings that only the past can provide.”
For more information on Rich DiSilvio a highly creative and astute Italian-American visit www.TheWindsOfTime.com.

RUAH, ROOTS, AND RADISHES: Part 2 – October 05, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with Bruce Murphy  Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the upcoming Regional Prayer and Praise Fest as their team presents   RUAH, ROOTS AND RADISHES: THE GOLD OF A PERFECT REPENTANCE  on Wednesday October 13, 2010  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church; 1440 N. Fairfield Rd.; Beavercreek, OH.  www.jesus-cares.org.  Sharing Faith and Foods Francesca stirs up good things  in the kitchen to think and pray about, 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. Today Francesca shares her easy to make Italian Potato, Onion and  Green Pepper Casserole and EZ Baked Chicken. Green Peppers, Onions and  Potatoes  from family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

RUAH, ROOTS, AND RADISHES:Part 1 – September 28, 2010

Francesca Franchina  speaks with Bruce Murphy  Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the upcoming Regional Prayer and Praise Fest and  RUAH, ROOTS AND RADISHES: THE GOLD OF A PERFECT REPENTANCE  to be held on Wednesday October 13, 2010  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church; 1440 N. Fairfield Rd.; Beavercreek, OH.  Sharing Faith and Foods Francesca stirs up good things in the 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. Today Francesca shares her easy to make zucchini bread and zucchini with tomatoes and onions from family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

The St. Monica Ministry – August 24, 2010

Francesca Franchina,  MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Jim Buchner, D. Min., Faith Formation Director of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Maryland regarding his book and acclaimed presentation  The St. Monica Ministry  which evolved from the highly successful Come Home Program for returning  folks who have been “on leave” from the Catholic Church. Dr. Buchner  created  this book and highly successful  program  to help caring Catholics  who have family members and friends in this situation. He will present The St. Monica Ministry   program at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1411  North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH on Sunday August 29, 2010 from 2:00- 4:30 PM. For more information see St. Luke the Evangelist website.  THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART, ITALIAN SOUL FOOD SPRINKLED WITH EVANGELIZATION FEATURES FRANCESCA’S FAVORITE ITALIAN RECIPES  FROM HER FAMILY KITCHEN. Today Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Chicken Cacciatore alla Termini Imerese, Sicilia and a simply delicious Ricotta Pie.