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The New Year – January 3, 2012

Today Francesca shares information on the New Year, designated as the Year of Faith, Personal and World Change,Ā  the New Evangelization, and Baptism of the Holy Spirit from the writings of Fr.Ā  Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap the Papal Household Preacher. From her kitchen she relatesĀ  the history and her recipe for cannoliĀ from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini- Imerese, Sicilia.

Cast Your Nets – March 22, 2011


Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Wayne Topp, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Associate Vocational Director and Parish Youth Minister at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Cincinnati, OH aboutĀ Ā  Cast Your Nets, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Youth Ministry Conference (Sunday March 27, 2011Ā  encouraging youth to tap into area events to be recharged in the faith and build stronger bonds with the Greater Church outside their individual parishes. CAST YOUR NETSĀ  features dynamic speakers, music, food and fun. Archbishop Schnurr will address the Conference which sends the message to BE BOLD focusing on living with excitement the Catholic Faith and being willing to stand out as young disciples for Jesus. Hear the results ofĀ  the past three years.

FrancescaĀ  shares her recipe forĀ  fast, delicious,Ā  inexpensive Italian Lenten family meals: Baccala (cod fish) Stewā€¦(Baccala, potatoes, olives, onions and tomatoes and Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan using halves of Fresh Eggplant, Italian Sausage or Bread Crumbs, Mozzarella andĀ  Parmesan Cheese dressed withĀ  Fresh Tomato Sauce.

The Holy Spirit and Healing Prayer – April 27, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks about the Association of Christian Therapists, the Holy Spirit and Healing Prayer.

Fran shares recipes from her Italian kitchen for Cannoli and Manicotti.