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April 16, 2014 – Jack Davis

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues discussion with Jack Davis, retired communications executive, focusing on The Passion, Crucifixion and Death of Jesus,The Seven Last Words Spoken by Him on the Cross and the Attendance of His Sorrowful Mother at His Suffering on Mount Calvary as recorded by Mary of Agreda. in Mystical City of God. The Blessed Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus, St. John the Evangelist and the three Marys were at the foot of the Cross on Good Friday. Chapter XXII is discussed found in THE TRANSFIXION Volume dictated by the Blessed Virgin Mary and communicated to and written by a Spanish nun, Sr. Mary of Agreda in The Mystical City of God: The Divine History and Life of The Virgin Mother of God. This classic four volumes of the Blessed Mother’s personal testimonyof her life and teaching received the Imprimatur and is translated from the original Spanish by Fiscar Marison (Rev. Geo J. Blatter). It is still in print, contact any Catholic Book Store like Veritas in Dayton, OH area or order on line. This is part of a continuing series on the four volumes of The Mystical City of God with Jack Davis. The several other programs that have been aired on The Blessed Mother’s life, conversations, and teachings can be found on the Radio Maria Program Archives, linked on the Home Page, scrolling down to Francesca and Friends to find the various years and program descriptions. If you have the book follow along with us, if not listen and learn so much; call in if you have questions or comments. We love to hear from you when we are airing live, and your letters are very much appreciated too.

January 31, 2013 – Colleen Carroll Campbell and John Desjarlais

In the first half hour Ken talks with guest Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of My Sisters the Saints – A Spiritual Memoir (published by Image, an imprint of Random House). The author is the well know host of EWTN’s Faith & Culture program. Her new book chronicles her fifteen year quest to understand the meaning of her life and identity in light of her Christian faith and contemporary feminism. Visit her website: colleen-campbell.com Purchase her book at www.amazon.com

In the second half of the program Ken talks with Catholic mystery writer John Desjarlais author of Bleeder and sequel Viper (published by Sophia Institute Press) Bleeder is the gripping mystery of the death of a stigmatic priest on Good Friday. In the sequel, Viper, Selena De La Cruz investigates the murder of parishioners whose names have been entered in her parish’s Book of the Dead. Visit is website: www.johndesjarlais.com Purchased his books at: shop.sophiainstitute.com

November 1, 2012 – Chris Haw

Ken talks with his guest Chris Haw author of From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart – Rekindling My Love for Catholicism (Ave Maria Press) Chris’s journey spans contemporary American Christianity–from a nominal Catholic background to megachurch Evangelicalism, to a new monastic community, and then back to Catholicism after an intense spiritual experience on Good Friday. Visit his website at www.chris-haw.com His book can be purchased at www.avemariapress.com.