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May 07, 2014 – Marika Zimmerman

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Marika Zimmerman about the attack on Christianity and what we can do about it personally and corporately. “When I return will I find anyone watching?” What did Jesus mean by this statement….and also in the Garden….”Could you not watch one hour with Me?” Jesus is calling on us to stay awake, to watch and respond In this time: THE TIME OF MERCY and This Time of Visitation. We have been given instruction from on high from The Blessed Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and by Our Blessed Mother! IS ANYONE LISTENING AND DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ASKED AND TOLD TO DO OR ARE WE ALL SLUMBERING THINKING WE CAN DO NOTHING OF IMPORT, WHILE THE WORLD IS CAVING IN TO EVIL AND THE DARKNESS through distraction, drugging of the physical, mental and spiritual parts of our beings? The Fatima Message of our Lady from May-October 1917 still stands and most Catholics do not even know about it. THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA is THE PEACE PLAN FROM HEAVEN! The MERCY MESSAGE given to St. Faustina by Jesus Himself in 1930’s still stands! Messages to St. Catherinee of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, Sr. Josefa Menendez, Sr. Consolata Bertrone, Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, St. Padre Pio, St. John Paul II, St. John XXIII in our own time cry out for souls to Repent, Repair, Renew and be counted among the saints personally and communally. Call in, ask a question, add a comment to be a part of this Spirit filled program of concern and compassion for the Hearts of Jesus and Mary which are so much ignored and set aside in neglect and abuse. Do you console the Heart of Jesus? Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr.Michael Gaitley, MIC (Marian Helper; Marians of The Immaculate Conception priest of The Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA will be discussed along with the works of St. Faustina and the others mentioned above and beyond.

April 23, 2014 – Fr. Tom Alkire, OC

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her riveting talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, California about his travels and seminars focusing on The Divine Mercy Message given to St. Faustina by Jesus concerning Mercy for all souls and the world today. Divine Mercy Sunday 2014 is April 27th and the Day of Canonization for two recent Popes: Bl. John Paul II (The Great) and Bl. John XXIII elevating them to sainthood by Pope Francis on this significant Mercy Sunday 2014! Why is the message given to St. Faustina Kowalsko of Poland in1938 so important for today? Read and pray The Diary of St. Faustina the approved teaching messages including the The Divine Mercy Novena and The Mercy Chaplet. Hear about the Importance of Divine Mercy and what the Mercy Message of Jesus to St. Faustina mean to us today. How are you collaborating in The Time of Mercy and The Harvest? Are we living in times of trial, travail and tribulation and what are we or should be doing about it? Fr. Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest and exorcist affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a home missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.

July 22, 2013 – Joan and David Maroney, Mother of Mercy Messengers

Guest Host, Annie Karto, dialogues with Joan and David Maroney, Directors of “Mother of Mercy Messengers”, about “Divine Mercy for America”, an outreach program of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception wherein people of faith engage in praying for mercy upon our country as did St. Faustina for her country, Poland.

April 17, 2013 – Marika Zimmerman and Fr.Tom Alkire, OC.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.; OCDS, Marika Zimmerman and Carmelite priest Fr.Tom Alkire, OC. Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish, Los Angeles CA ,discuss the Boston Bombing and other recent US and world tragedies and their relationship in spiritual warfare, warranting generational healing of nations and personal healing, through the Mercy of God the Father, Jesus of Mercy,The Precious Blood of Jesus;The Counsel and Intercession of the Blessed Mother,The messages of approved Marian Apparitions at Fatima, Akita, Rwanda and the message given by Mother Teresa when in Washington DC and the relationship of The Messages of Jesus of Mercy to St. Faustina in our own time. “JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!” Call in with your comments and questions. (www.healingfamilies.com, www.spiritdaily.com, www.actheals.org and www.preciousbloodinternational.com)
This program continues in the series archived on Radio Maria; First Wednesday of each month with Fr. Tom Alkire, O Carm. Learn how The Blessed Mother protects us and how we can help her fight her battle for The Triumph; Assist in The New Evangelization,and The Year of Faith in bringing souls to her Son Jesus. Fr. Tom is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.

April 5, 2013 – Divine Mercy Sunday – St. Faustina

Joe talked about St. Faustina, Divine Mercy Sunday and the Plenary Indulgence that is attached to it.

PENTECOST – May 23, 2012

FRANCESCA  AND FRIENDS  Wednesday May 23, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Matthew Mauriello, S.T.L. of Greenwich CT, North American Representative Executive International Committee for the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy and President of the North American Congress on Mercy about Pentecost, The Holy Spirit, Mercy, St. Faustina,  The Signs of The Times, Our Lady’s  Prayer Campaign for Peace utilizing The Peace Plan from Heaven, revealed at Fatima in 1917; The Importance of the Mercy Devotions in our time; and his two books Mercies Remembered:  Reflections and Reminiscences of a Parish Priest  and FROM A RECTORY KITCHEN.  (Co-authored with Franca Bosio Bertoli)

   

Honoring Mothers – May 9, 2012

 Honoring Our Blessed Mother Mary, Our Own Mothers and God Our Father: Creator of The World and Making Sense ofThe Signs of The Times

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues her discussion on The Signs of The Times, Our Lady’s  Prayer Campaign for Peace utilizing The Peace Plan from Heaven, revealed at Fatima in 1917; Devotions to  The Holy Face, The Golden Arrow, St. Faustina, St. Margaret Mary, Sr. Josefa Menendez. What is  the significance and  importance of listening to  God Our Father, and acting on His Divine Will? Why now?  

 What is the implication and  importance of The Will of God the Father  on humanity, its effects, and its principles? How  can we discern and  determine what is Divine Will  and its meaning for our lives now and forever? Listeners are invited to call in with questions and responses to recognizing,discerning and acting on Divine Will in their own lives and results of prayer and these devotions in their lives.

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.

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 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 The Time of Mercy – August 30, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Living in The Time of Mercy focusing on the messages of St. Faustina received from Jesus of Mercy and how important Trust is in our lives. What are the results of doubting the promises made by Jesus? Can we really console Jesus? Why is this necessary? Fr. Michael E. Gaitley,MIC writes all about this in his new book Consoling the Heart of Jesus; A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius published by Marian Press; Stockbridge, MA. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Baked Ziti with Fresh Tomatoes, Pepperoni and Mozzarella.

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. …..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.

Divine Mercy

Radio Maria will be broadcasting the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Mass live from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA on Sunday May 1. The broadcast will begin at 3pm central (4pm eastern) with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and will include the celebration of the Mass. Tune in for this special broadcast in celebration of God’s divine mercy and the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

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.