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Prayer Written by St. John Paul II for Radio Maria

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“Mary, guide us in our major decisions
and give us strength in times of trial
so that we may, with humble courage,
follow the hidden ways of Heaven,
keeping faith with God and mankind
so that we can bring the joyful message
of Christ, the Savior,
to the hearts and minds of all.

Mary, guiding star of evangelization,
be with us. Be with Radio Maria
as guide and be its¬†protector.”

Pray to Mary!


Marian Prayer of Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Give us a heart as beautiful,
pure, and spotless as yours.
A heart like yours, so full of
love and humility.

May we be able to receive
Jesus as the Bread of Life,
to love Him as you loved Him,
to serve Him under the
mistreated face of the poor.

We ask this through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.


Act of Consecration to Jesus through Mary (St. Louis de Montfort)

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I, ______________, a faithless sinner,
renew and ratify today in thy hands the vows of my Baptism;
I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works;
and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ,
the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life,
and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.
In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother
and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul,
my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions,
past, present and future, leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me,
and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure,
for the greater glory of God in time and in eternity. Amen.

(With Ecclesiastical Approval)

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January 12, 2015 – St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

What is your favorite phrase to refer to Jesus: Son of God, the Christ, the King, or perhaps Lord. For St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, a Carmelite Mystic who lived from the late 1500’s to the early 1600’s, the favorite way of referring to Jesus was simply the Word. For her ‘the Word’ described Jesus, and for her the Word was simply Love. Jesus represented the Word spoken by Father, and that Word was Love. In this conversation Mark and Frances explore the details of the life of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi. During her lifetime she had a number of encounters with God the Father and with the Lord Jesus. During these ecstatic encounters Mary Magdalene de Pazzi received a number of profound insights about the nature of our relationship with God the Father and the depth of the sacrifice made by our Lord. Most importantly, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi’s entire life was a model of what she heard from the voice of the Father and witnessed in the life of the Son our Lord and Savior.

Put God First. Jesus must be our Love, our Teacher, and our Guide.

Happy New Year!!! ¬† ¬†We are so excited about this coming year for you, our Radio Maria Family, and for Radio Maria USA and all that God has planned for 2015! ¬†Did you know that Radio Maria is the largest Catholic radio in the world? ¬†We are in over 70 countries on all continents and GROWING! ¬†This would not be possible without YOU!!! ¬†So many conversions are happening through Radio Maria and we invite you to grow deeper in your faith and love of Jesus through Our Blessed Mother’s special instrument…Radio Maria. Tell all those you know and love about Radio Maria and spread the JOY!!!

PadreLivioDear friends, we are now at the beginning of a new year, a blank page of the human history to be written, but also and especially of our own life. Faith invites us to look at the future through the light of hope for the world was saved and Jesus is alive among us, with the invincible power  of his love. The presence of the Risen Christ makes us certain that evil will not win and that the last word is the one of good, life and truth.

The time given us by God is a precious gift to be well spent and not wasted. Every passing moment will never come back. It’s up to us, through daily fidelity, to write words of eternity. The first word to be printed in our hearts with indelible characters is “conversion“.  Time is given us to let us know, love and serve God. This is the only real purpose and goal of our lives.

To be converted means to put God first. Jesus must be our Love, our Teacher, and our Guide. Let us fix our sight towards the goal of eternity and,  day by day, let us advance on the path of salvation and joy. Let us walk together with Jesus and Mary and the whole Church,  in earth and in heaven.

Radio Maria is a voice calling for conversion. So many of you could bear witness. This is its identity and its reason for existing. It’s a voice sounding like a new Pentecost, in a concert made of peoples and languages, thanks to the missionary spirit animating it. Let us  proceed together with confidence in this wonderful path.

Yours Father Livio  РPriest Director of World Family of Radio Maria

Happy New Year

New year’s greetings to all of you, our Radio Maria family! As a new year dawns, please be assured, once again, of our grateful prayers for all of you as members of the Radio Maria family spread throughout the world. It has been an eventful year for us here with many changes in our programming. We look forward to an even better year ahead, striving to bring you the Good News of Our Savior under the mantle of Mary, Mother of God and our Mother. On behalf of all the staff and volunteers: We wish you and yours a most happy, healthy, and holy new year in the Lord!

Fr. Robert Young
Director
Radio Maria US

The Flame of Love Program to Start Dec. 4

flame of loveBeginning on December 4 Radio Maria will bring you a new program entitled The Flame of Love. Chuck Webster will present the program focusing on the promotion, explanation and spread of the Flame of Love Devotion that Mary brings to her children through Elizabeth Kindlemann, a Hungarian mystic (1961-1981). Tune in on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month at 11am central (12pm eastern) to learn more about this devotion of Our Lady.

October 11, 2014

Deacon Bob describes the 3 apparitions of the Angel of Peace in 1916 which prepared the shepherd children for the apparitions of Our Lady which would follow the next year.

August 27, 2014 – The Writings of Father Emile Neubert, S.M.

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Francesca Franchina talks with Marika Zimmerman about the writings of Father Emile Neubert, S.M., especially, My Ideal, Jesus the Son of Mary, in which Neubert proposes perfect imitation of Jesus by imitation of his filial piety, a concept promoted by the Founder of Neubert’s Marianist order, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Josh Danis, Family and Respect Life Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will also call in to discuss the LifeTech conference to be held on September 6, 2014.

July 21, 2014 – The Feast of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace

Another important feast associated with the Order of Carmel, and dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, is the Feast of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace. This week Mark and Frances discuss the brief history of this important Feast, and the unique role that Our Blessed Mother plays in dispensing grace to the Church. They also discuss a very unique image of Our Blessed Mother known as the Lady of the Bowed Head. This image has its own unique story, which they discuss, and they also touch on an important Carmelite Venerable who is directly associated with this image. Again, for anyone who wishes to learn more about the Blessed Mother’s role as dispenser of grace, this is an important conversation.

April 40, 2014 – Julie Dortch Cragon about the importance of The Theotokos

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with prolific Catholic author Julie Dortch Cragon about the importance of The Theotokos, Mother of Jesus, Our Blessed Mother of all humanity and her special role in family life. As a wife and mother of six children ranging from six to twenty five years old, a Catholic business woman, author of numerous Catholic books and holy cards for children, Julie speaks to adult Catholic formation and Mother‚Äôs groups. She runs St. Mary‚Äôs Bookstore and Church Supply with her husband Allen, their six children and other family members in Nashville, Tennessee. Julie shares her family’s vacation experiences visiting Marian Shrines throughout the USA and how she turned her family ‘s fun vacations into her newly released book, Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and their Graces (Servant Books) and gives tips for adding pilgrimages into the travel plans for family vacations throughout the USA. Julie is one of the original board members of the Catholic Booksellers Association, a member of The Catholic Marketing Network and the National Church Goods Association. She writes a weekly blog, ‚ÄúHand Me Down Heaven” at www.juliecragon.blogspot.com and hosts a web site at www.juliecragon.com and www.stmarysbookstore.com.

April 9, 2014 – Jack Davis

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. Radio Maria Ohio Programming and program presenter, continues discussion with Jack Davis, retired expert communications executive, focusing on the happenings and remarks by the Council who decided to turn Jesus over to Pilate to die on the Cross by Crucifixion accusing Him of blasphemy. Hear the conversations and steps leading up to Jesus being condemned to death, and what the Blessed Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus, St. John the Evangelist and the three Marys were doing,seeing and saying at this time. Early on Good Friday Jesus was in a dungeon at Caiphas’ house being tortured and taunted by the soldiers. Jesus was pummeled and spat upon, fettered and roped, described and dictated by Jesus‚Äô Mother, 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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. The fascinating conversation and discussion today highlights information from the Volume titled: ‚ÄúTHE TRANSFIXION.‚ÄĚ 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.

March 18, 2014 – Dan Lynch

Our study of Marian apparitions continues with this week’s Guest, Dan Lynch, founder of Dan Lynch Apostolates, promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of America, Jesus King of All Nations, and Blessed John Paul II. Dan travels throughout the states presenting missions, promoting and conducting Image Visitations of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of America. He and Sue live in Vermont; they have nine children and 20 grandchildren.

Today, we want primarily to learn more about Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin. Dan’s book, Our Lady of America, Hope for the States is an excellent summary of information about Our Lady of America, the seer Sister Mary Ephrem (later Mildred Neuzil), Our Lady’s statue, medal, requests, and promises–including that more graces will be bestowed on the United States than all the graces from Lourdes and Fatima IF her wishes are granted!

Major ownership issues have slowed promotion of Our Lady of America. These legal issues have to do with copyright and trademarking of Our Lady of America devotional materials that resulted in an Indianapolis Federal Court trial from January 21st until the jury decision last week. The Final Judgment by Judge William T. Lawrence is expected any day. Kevin McCarthy is one of the plaintiffs (with Al Langsenkamp) in that case. Kevin was our Guest on January 7th (http://radiomaria.us/questforlife).

Please join us Tuesday the 18th at NOON ET to learn more about Our Lady of America–one of only two approved Marian apparitions in the United States: Our Lady of America in Ohio, and Our Lady of Good Help near Green Bay Wisconsin. You can listen on air or on line at radiomaria.us .

Blessings to you and your families as we are only one week away from the Solemnity of the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus on March 25th. Please plan special celebrations of this most awesome event in all human history–God becoming Man. Take the family to Mass and dinner. Take a day off from your usual activities to pray, do Eucharistic Adoration, participate in 40 Days for Life, and meditate on the significance of the divination of humanity and the humanizing of divinity.

February 19, 2014 – CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION IN OUR TIME Part VI

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ON A CATHOLIC CAMPUS
CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION IN OUR TIME Part VI: How are International Students received on a Marian Catholic Campus? How should they be received? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STL; STD, (Missionary Sister of The Immaculate Conception who holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology) a member of the faculty at the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library, about helping and ministering to and with International Students on a Marian Catholic Campus. Sr. Celia travels extensively and teaches in Canada and China where she also ministers as a nurse. Sr. Celia addresses faculty members as well as Chinese students providing a familiar face and native language to students from China and other Asian countries. Call in. What would you like to ask Sister Celia about international students, students of different faiths who attend Catholic schools, not only on the university level but as students in elementary and secondary school? What does our Catholic Faith call forth in being a friend and a Christian? How do we talk with people at any age who are different, have different belief systems and ideologies? Are we threatened or encouraged to know people outside our milieu? What witness do we present as Christians and Catholics about Jesus, Mary and our beliefs? Do we offer a challenge or an invitation? What would Jesus and Mary do? Does Mary have any part in talking with international students and students who are not Catholic, or who have no religious or faith dimension or are of the New Age? What does Marian Spirituality have to offer an International Student.
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September 8, 2013 – “Magnificat – The Canticle of Our Lady throughout the Ages”

Outside of the words of the Mass, few sacred texts have been set to music as often as the Magnificat, the Canticle of Mary. These beautiful words of Our Lady from the Gospel of Saint Luke have inspired composers for hundreds of years, right up to our own time. This program will feature different musical settings of the Magnificat in Latin and in English from different historical eras, all programmed to honor Our Lady on the Feast of her Nativity.

August 21, 2013 – Brother Don Neff, SM

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Brother Don Neff, SM. an everyday missionary serving in the Marianist Family (Marianists) Founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. A world traveler, educator, evangelizer, Bro. Neff is truly a missionary, a man with a purpose serving Jesus and Mary through a charism given to the Founder while exiled in Saragossa, Spain during the French Revolution. “Rebuild the Church in France!” Today that mission continues throughout the world. What can we learn about evangelization from Bl. Chaminade’s experience and the history of the Marianist Family that we can practice today? Learn how things are happening that carry out the Year of Faith and New Evangelization here in the USA, Africa, India, Europe, South America through Blessed Chaminade: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord….”Evangelization through education!”

August 14, 2013 – Fr. Tom Alkire, O. CARM

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continuous her talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, O. CARM of Los Angeles, CA about the Blessed Mother and her Assumption into Heaven; Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth discussing the encyclicals of Pope Pius XII, “Munificentissimus Deus” (November 1, 1950 on the Assumption) and ‚ÄúAd Caelum Regnum” (l954) on Our Lady’s Queenship. How do we get in communion with her as Queen via the angels and the saints? How do we approach The Blessed Mother’s Queenship in our own lives? Mary’s Queenship is based on her Divine Motherhood, and he explains how The Queen Mother participates in our rebirth in The Holy Spirit on a daily basis. Mary’s Queenship (Part I) flows from the Motherhood of God. Hear how the Queen of Angels and her host of angels help us in our spiritual battles assuming our humility and simplicity in asking for their help. Why and how do we receive her armor of Protection via her Brown Scapular and the Holy Rosary. (Wisdom: 5:l7-20; Echo of Ephesians 6;13-16.) The Sword/ EPH:6: 17 depicts the Word of God used by the Spirit: Mary guarded that Word in her heart. St. Padre Pio and The October 13th Marian appearance at Fatima in 1917 gave deeper evidence and understanding of the need of the Brown Scapular and Rosary in our time.

June 19, 2013 – Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. converses with Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) about THE MARIANIST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (MEEC) an educational ministry in the Catholic tradition, stewarding the 100 acre Mount St. John natural areas, committed to sharing and interpreting the gift of the land with others in Mary’s hope-filled spirit. MEEC advocates environmental justice as integral to sustainable living and achieves its mission through land restoration, ecological research, service, learning and educational programs. Mount St. John is a 150 acre property owned by the Society of Mary (Marianists) a Catholic community of Brothers and priests founded by Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade. The first people to care for this land were hunters, ancestors of the later Indian nations, for whom this was part of the sacred hunting grounds between the Miamis. Among the first Euro-Americans to arrive in this area were John Patterson, National Cash Register (NCR) Industrialist and Inventor of the cash register and the electric starter) and his family who provided the land on which The Watervliet Shaker Community was founded in 1806. The original 80 acres of Mount St. John formed part of the East Farm of the Shakers, and was purchased by the Marianists in 1910. Learn about The Wetlands, Prairie, Fields, Meadows; the more than 140 unique horticultural tree specimens including The Kentucky Coffee Tree, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Kousa Dogwood, GoldenTrain, Hardy Rubber Tree and Smoke Tree. A list of the arboretum trees is available from MEEC; also hear about the Sacred Embrace Earthwork designed by local artist Carrie Pate; Chaminade Park, The Native Plant Labyrinth with various trees and hundreds of native flowers and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto modeled after the Lourdes Grotto in Massabielle, France constructed with 230 tons of tufa rock from the Great Lakes. Learn how you can experience the Field Education Areas and Programs available through and your family or group can experience this magnificent facility and beautiful landscape at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio. See the MEEC “TOUCHING EARTH” Art and Educational Exhibit at Gallery St. John on the property through June 30th. MEEC Headquarters is located in St. Joseph Hall at Mount St. John; 4435 E. Patterson Road, Dayton, OH 45430. For more information, learning & volunteering opportunities see: www.meec.udayton.edu.

Why Mary with Fr. Dwight Campbell

Why Mary? Why honor Mary? Why go to Mary? Why pray to her, asking her to intercede for us? To answer these questions we must understand who Mary is and what her place is in God’s loving plan of redemption and salvation. In explaining who Mary is and her singular role, I will discuss basic teachings on Our Lady; e.g., the four Marian dogmas, Mary’s spiritual Motherhood in the order of grace, her Queenship, etc, and discuss what our response should be to these truths about her.

June 12, 2013 – An Introduction to Medjugorje

In our world today, there can be found considerable skepticism, doubt and even disbelief that supernatural things, things from heaven, can occur here on earth. This also can be our reaction when we hear reports of Our Lady’s visit to Medjugorje. However, I invite listeners to consider the background to these events, and other facts, with an open mind and heart, before coming to their own conclusion. In this program I discuss when the apparitions began and what the vililage of Medjugorje was like at the time. You will also hear a little about the visionaries and the reason Our Lady is coming to us. I excerpt from a report given, at Our Lady’s request, by Fr. Tomislav Vlasic to the Pope John Paul II in 1983 or 1984. Finally, I conclude with some facts about today, for example the graciousness of the villagers despite their community being inundated with pilgrms. The villagers themselves give powerful witness to appearance of Our Lady their.

June 5, 2013 – “Is Devotion to Our Lady Mis-placed or an Affront to Our Lord?”

“A brother in Christ and a concerned listener to Radio Maria, recently asked me whether devotion to Our Lady was an act of worship. He wanted to understand whether attention or prayers given to Mary was an affront to Our Lord. Many people share this question, arguing that Jesus alone intercedes on our behalf with the Father. Fortunately, we have many examples in Sacred Scripture, and from the saints, that a reveal a great precedent and merit in being devoted to Mary. This program looks at Our Lady’s role in bringing her Son to us and us to her Son. We also consider here the Church’s teaching and Scripture which inform us that Mary is sinless. The Joy of Discovery here suggests how “taking Mary into our own home” (John 19: 27-29) may be a beautiful boost to loving Our Lord ever more deeply.”

May 22, 2013 – Practical Considerations for The Question of Medjugorje

For those who have heard the reports about Our Lady appearing in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina since 1981, they may wonder how to respond to this. After all, though the Church is currently investigating these reports, it has not yet made a judgment. We are therefore left to determine whether to read the messages or go there on pilgrimmage based on other criteria, not least of which is compliance with Church teachings. But what are these criteria? This program looks to Scripture for guidance. Matthew 7: 15-20 reminds us that “a good tree produces good fruit”. We also find encouragement in the same decisions faced by the Apostles when deciding whether to follow Jesus (John 1: 35 – 37). Many others as well have faced similar questions. For example, what did the people do when they first heard about the reported apparitions of Our Lady at Guadalupe, Rue de Bac, Lourdes, Fatima or elsewhere? The Church, in these cases, only makes a judgement after very careful examination, and this may take many years to complete.

May 13, 2013

In this particualry program Mark invites Chris Cotter, a Secular Carmelite from the Community of Dayton Ohio, to discuss the Carmelite aspects of the Feast of Fatima. On 13 May 2013, Pope Francis consecrated his Papacy to Our Lady of Fatima. Mark and Chris explore both the significance of this event, and what Fatima means to each of us individually. Using both the Vatican Document, from The Congreagation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on the meaning of Fatima, and the writings of Sister Lucia, one of the Fatima visionaries and a Carmelite Nun, they discuss what the messages of Fatima are still communicating to all Christians today. This is a very interesting and very timely topic, and the Order of Carmel plays a significant role in helping to communicate the continual call from Our Lady of Fatima.

February 13, 2013 – Fr. Tom Alkire, OC

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC of Los Angeles, CA about Ash Wednesday,Lent 2013, The Blessed Mother: Seat of Wisdom and what believers of Jesus Christ are called to do about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and other world situations. Discussion focuses on how we need to continue to grow spiritually, living and sharing their LOVE with discernment and prudence; increasing prayers of reparation and reconciliation as disciples of Jesus under the Mantle of our Blessed Mother who is equipping us with WISDOM and spiritual weapons as the Fatima Peace Plan From Heaven and the message of Medjugorje continue to unfold and become known in this the Year of Faith and The New Evangelization. Fr. Tom Alkire OC, is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL, 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.

January 8, 2013 – Michael Duricy

Michael Duricy teaches and serves as the webmaster for “The Mary Page” at the International Marian Research Institute located at the U of Dayton in Dayton, OH. We are fortunate to have him translate Mary’s words and actions into a Culture of Life language for us today.

September 15, 2012 – Queen Elizabeth 1, Part II

Explain the two great dangers to Elizabeth and how they affected Catholics: her rivalry with Mary, Queen of Scots and the Spanish Armada (plots led by Catholics to depose Elizabeth and replace her with Mary on England’s throne and the Catholic position on the Spanish Armada). Describe the wave of martyrdoms of Catholic priests and laity after the Armada: why are they martyrs?
Describe the end of the Tudor dynasty and the transition to the Stuart dynasty–the status of Catholics in 1603.

Fr. Tom Alkire – September 5, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about what the message of the Blessed Mother has been at different apparition sites; her titles Rosa Mystica and Our Lady of Fatima and what they have to do with today’s world; her message, her requests and how her messages fit together with The New Evangelization, The Year of Faith, Vatican II,The PEACE Plan From Heaven;Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr. Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. 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.

Fr. Tom Alkire – August 22, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talk with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about Miriam, The Blessed Virgin Mary; Her Role in Salvation History and The New Evangelization; The Year of Faith; Bringing Souls to the Father, Son and The Paraclete; What the Passion and Death of Our Lord In a Bombastic World Seemingly Devoid of God; The Fatima PEACE Plan; Understanding Our Lady‚Äôs Militia; Times of Trial, Travail and Tribulation and Our Part In The Harvest. Fr, Tom Alkire, OC is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL and will sing one of his inspired Marian songs on this Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary. 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.

Sr. Celia Chua – July 11, 2012

  Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with  Sr. Celia Chua, MIC  of Canada. A member of the   Missionaries  of the Immaculate Conception, and faculty member of the Pontifical Marian Research Institute (IMRI)  at the University of Dayton Mary Library, Sister Celia discusses her experience in teaching Mariology in China, sharing  her vast prayer experience and  the marvels she has seen it attain under the Mantle of Our Blessed Mother  in healing hearts, bodies, minds and spirit.

Father Al Lauer – June 27, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.¬† talks with¬† Chris¬†Jasek of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Miamisburg, OH¬† about Presentation Ministries (Cincinnati, OH) and¬†the¬†July ¬†2012 Bible Institute¬† (Our Lady of Guadalupe Bible College)¬† founded by¬†Father Al Lauer, nationally known radio host and creator of the daily inspirational ¬†¬†One Bread, One Body¬†¬†and it’s theme “Mary, The Pathway to Living in The Power of The Holy Spirit!”¬†presented by this year’s keynote speaker¬†Fr. Bob Hogan BBD, Founder of the . of the Brothers of The ¬†Beloved Disciple (San Antonio,TX).¬†Discussion¬†focuses on¬†Presentation Ministries¬†Mission and¬†its great¬†accomplishments¬† including this Annual Bible¬†Institute at Xavier University ¬†that includes so many noted liturgical celebrants and ¬†speakers including M.Rev. Joseph R.Binzer (Cincinnati), Father Christ Clay andFr. Rob Back and the music ministry of Bill Richart and so many excellent presenters. ¬†Deacon¬† Ralph Poyo Founder of New Evangelization¬†Ministries (Steubenville, OH)¬† will present the teen program on¬† Authentic Discipleship.¬†¬† Learn about¬†¬†the week long chock full of good stuff for all ages¬†including¬†¬†the St. John Bosco Youth ¬†Theater Presentation on ” ESTHER,” The ¬†Life in the Spirit Seminar,Intercessory Prayer, Healing,¬†Spiritual Gifts; Mary Mother of the Church and Our Mother, Christian Community and¬†so much more!¬† For information¬†and registration see: www.presentationministries.com or call 513-922-0923.

June 25, 2012 – Sr. Emmanuel Millard

The Queen of Peace messages to the world and the conversion stories from Sr. Emmanuel Millard testify to the fruits of conversion in this 31st anniversary talk from Medjugorje.

May 14, 2012 – Donna and Mike D’Andrea

Donna talks about her conversion to Catholicism, being open to life, and her journey to Medjugorje in 1985.

Mike, one of Donna’s eleven children speaks about his family and his conversion after his pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

May 14 – Mary as Virgin

In this program we focus on Mary as Virgin, Mother, and Spouse. As Virgin, we are with her at the Annunciation and see anew her great purity of heart and her receptivity to the great news from St. Gabriel. Mary, with her “Fiat,” clearly emphasizes “Thy will be done.” Then, she “ponders” all these things in her heart. As Mother, we see Mary’s fruitful love. Her pure prayer leads to an abundance of graces poured out to all. As Spouse of the Holy Spirit, she is the perfect model for all who pray as we grow in our love relationship with Christ and become the Bride of Christ. Finally, we, in imitation of Mary, with Mary, through Mary, and in union with Mary, we may grow closer to Christ as we live a life of prayer.

May 7, 2012 – Devotion to the Holy Face Part 1

This particular program picks up on the series of Devotion to the Holy Face.¬† Mark and Frances trace the history of this devotion within the Church, and then outline some of the key events which led to its reinstitution on a number of occasions.¬† They also provide specific details on the lives of Sr. Mary of St. Peter, the Carmelite nun of Tours who received revelations from the Lord on this devotion, and also, Leo Dupont, who actively practiced the devotion for years, after Sr. Mary’s death, and long before it received official Papal recognition.

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALING OUR WORLD – May 1, 2012

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALING  OUR WORLD IN THE NAME OF JESUS! (Part II)
Francesca¬†Franchina , MS Ed. continues¬† her¬† discussion with Radio Maria listeners about¬†world peace, peace in homes and the marketplace for ¬†the benefit of ¬†individuals, the Church and the world¬† through¬†¬†praying the rosary, novenas and ¬†knowledge of the MERCY¬† Prayers and Devotions given¬† to St. Faustina¬† and through visionaries in approved Marian Apparitions.¬† What is spiritual warfare and¬† what instruction have we been given¬†by Jesus,¬†and the Blessed Mother¬†to use by¬† the grace and¬† lessons¬† given us by¬† God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through¬† Saints, Scripture and the Psalms?¬†¬†Last week¬†Francesca and Dr. Doug Schoeninger,Ph. D. discussed¬†personal¬†healing attitudes and beliefs: “God loves me; I am marvelously made (Psalm 139); The Holy Spirit lives in me (Romans 8:26-28); Meditation¬† on personal healing (Phillipians 4: 6-9); The importance of safety and an Attitude of ¬†Gratitude.¬†¬†¬†How can we¬†¬†relate¬† these points to¬† healing¬†America and¬† the ¬†world¬†situation ¬†in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love to heal¬† the wounds of the world?¬†

April 30, 2012 – Dr. Kelly Bowring and Robert Hale

In this program, Kathie talks to Dr. Kelly Bowring about his book, The Secrets Chastisement, and Triimph of the Two hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Kathie also speaks with Robert Hale about the free Catholic concert series sponsored by the MIR group in cooperation with the New Orleans Archdiocese.

April 19, 2012 – Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In this program, Dr. Virginia M. Kimball discusses the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

April 12, 2012 – The Blessed Virgin Mary and Resurrection of the Lord

In this program, Father Thomas A. Thompson, S.M. speaks about the Blessed Virgin Mary and Resurrection of the Lord.

March 30, 2012 – The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Reconciliation

In this program, Sister Celia Chua, MIC speakes about The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Reconciliation.

March 23, 2012 – Feast of the Annunciation

In this episode of Living with Mary Today, Father Thomas A. Thompson, S.M. talks about the Feast of the Annunciation.

March 15, 2012 – Holy Mary, Disciple of the Lord

In this program, Fr. John Fletcher discusses the Holy Mary, Disciple of the Lord.

March 5, 2012 – Mark Hawk

With a business degree from Notre Dame and 11th hour conversion, Mark Hawk’s heart was captured by Our Lady of Medjugorje to begin his new faith journey including founding  St. Gabriel Radio Station in Ohio.

March 1, 2012 – The Marriage of Mary and Joseph

In this edition of Living with Mary Today, Dr. Gloria Falc√£o Doddspeaks about the Marriage of Mary and Joseph.

Brother Tom Giardino SM – February 29 , 2012

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Brother Tom Giardino SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities and the Marianist International Program of Studies at the University of Dayton.

Sr. Celia Chua – February 15, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC (Missionaries of The Immaculate Conception)  of Montreal,  Canada,  IMRI Faculty Member (Pontifical  International Marian Research  Institute) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Annual  World Day of the Sick and its three  consistent themes celebrated  every year on the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at Lourdes, France, on  February  11 since  1992; the  pertinent Vatican Message of Pope Benedict XVI; Sacraments of Healing and the Scriptures;  the importance of the Catholic Sacraments of the Sick; the writings of St. Augustine  and the Spirituality of Lourdes celebrated  February 11 based on  Sr. Celia’s writings and experiences with the sick citing passages from   Fr. Henri Nouewen’s book relating his pilgrimage to Lourdes!      

Mystical City of God Part II – December 21, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. dialogues with Jack Davis about  Mary and  The Incarnation  focusing on  The Blessed Mother’s personal preparation, what she did to prepare for the Birth of the Messiah in her personal devotion and interaction with the Word in her womb,  as written in the Mystical City of God, the  auto-biographical volumes dictated by the Blessed Mother to Sister  Mary of Jesus of Agreda, Spain (Imprimatur 1902/1949)

Mystical City of God Part I – December 14, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. dialogues with Jack Davis¬†about ¬†Mary and ¬†The Incarnation¬† focusing on¬†¬†The Blessed Mother¬Ļs personal preparation, what she did to prepare for the Birth of the Messiah in her personal devotion and interaction with the Word in her womb,¬† as written in the Mystical City of God, the¬†¬†auto-biographical volumes dictated by the Blessed Mother to Sister¬† Mary of Jesus of Agreda, Spain (Imprimatur 1902/1949).

December 8, 2011 – Immaculate Conception

In this program Father Johann G. Roten, S.M.discusses the Immaculate Conception.

Sr. Celia Chua – November 9, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. talks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD of Montreal, Canada and Visiting Professor/ Faculty Member of the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute  at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Second Asia Oceania Mariological Conference, Mary and the New Evangelization: Perspectives for An Integral Human Development held September  8-12, 2011 in the Philippines at Liba, the site of  the  Marian Apparition Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in preparation for the 2012 Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome. Sr. Celia will discuss her presentation Mary, Woman of Gratuitousness for an Integral Human Development  and the  elements and  challenges  presented by Mary and The New Evangelization, and the connectors discussed  in the conference that have a meaning for all of us.

Joyce Wolslegel – September 20, 2011

Francesca¬† Franchina, MS Ed. talks with¬†Joyce Wolslegel, President of The Daughters of The Immaculate Conception, Dayton, Ohio ¬†and¬†¬†evangelization / prayer pros¬†¬†Carol Svisco¬† and Caroline Adams about¬† this¬†vibrant Catholic Marian Women’s Organization¬†founded in 1909¬† which¬†continues to meet monthly¬† to ¬†celebrate¬†and educate about the Blessed Virgin¬†Mary;¬†Marian¬†dogmas, doctrines, devotions, virtues and Catholic social issues. Find out more about The¬†Daughters of the Immaculate Conception¬†¬†bus trip¬†to¬†St.¬† Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati on¬†Thursday October 20 and to join them in ¬†their¬† 33 day Novena for¬† growing in Our Lady’s virtues and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart beginning November¬†5 for the renewal of their Marian¬†¬†Consecration on December 8th, the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at the¬†Mother of Good Counsel¬†Chapel. ¬†Interested in starting a Marian organization in your area? Tune in and get the info; ¬†call in to ask questions or share Marian¬†information . Find out how you can start a DOIC in your area.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Francesca’s¬† recipes of the week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Italian Stuffed Green Peppers and Frito Misto. See Through the Tummy to the HeartArchives 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

September 16, 2011 – Mary and the Angels

In this episonde of Living with Mary, Sr.  Jean Frisk discusses Mary and the Angels

September 8, 2011 – Holy Name of Mary

Cecilia Mushenheim discusses the Holy Name of Mary in this edition of Living with Mary Today.

August 26, 2011 – Our Lady of Good Help

In this edition of Living with Mary Today, Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M. speaks about Our Lady of Good Help.

THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS – August 24, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN¬†THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS and The World Apostolate of Fatima?: What do you know about Fatima and what are you doing about it?¬† What did Mary say at Fatima¬† in 1917 and is she still saying it or just whistling Dixie?¬† Does the¬† Fatima Message of 1917¬† still need to be discussed,¬† disseminated, taught and promoted?¬† Why? How does this affect you, yours, where you live and the world?¬† Fatima and its effect on Bl. John Paul II, St. Padre Pio and Father Stefan Gobbi‚ĶCall in to share how you have been¬†inspired, transformed, changed or¬† helped¬† by the Fatima Message; Developing¬† Devotion to the¬† Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Precious Blood of Jesus.¬†Reading the signs of the times is important, and intercessory prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation are paramount…Find out what is needed and how you can help, what you can do from wherever you are.?¬†

August 22, 2011 – Clair Schaefer

In this program, Kathie talks to Clair Schaefer, owner of Queenship Publishing Company from California. They discuss her conversion in Medjugorje with special messages from the Queen of Peace and founding of her company.

August 15, 2011 – Fr. Joseph Tito

In this program, Kathie speaks with Father Joseph Tito. Fr. Tito is the Pastor of St. Mary of Immaculate Conception in Balitic, CT. He discusses our Blessed Mother at Fatima, Tre Fontane and the Virgin Mother of God with the privilege of her bodily Assumption into heaven.

August 5, 2011 – Our Lady of the Snows

In this edition of Living with Mary Today, Michael Duricy speaks about Our Lady of the Snows.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part VI – August 3, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? WHY, WHY, WHY? Part VI

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. John Fletcher CC about Marian Pilgrimages, what to expect on a pilgrimage, how to plan one, the benefits of a pilgrimage and what is going on across the world in the world of Marian Apparitions especially as the Blessed Mother appeared  in Guadalupe to St.Juan Diego,  Fatima, (Children:Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia Lourdes (St. Bernadette), Betania, Venezuela (Maria Esperanza) in Catania, Sicily with Rosario Toscano and even in our own Archdiocese of Cincinnati as Our Lady of America (Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat)  to Sr. Mildred Neufil a Precious Blood Sister. What is the power of the rosary,? Why Marian devotion is  so important and what keeps the Blessed Mother coming back to warn, cajole and guide her children to get back to God, to come to her Son and to be guided by the Holy Spirit.   Why Marian spirituality? What  is going on in Medjugorje? Is it still  under discernment and are people still flocking to the area and changing their outlook on life and experiencing a change of heart?   

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V – July 27, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Christ Padgett of Steubenville, OH;  author, musician, songwriter, recording artist, popular speaker and father of eight children  discussing  Marian Interests in the family focusing on how the Mass relates to Mary,  Mary and the Holy Trinity, Marian Dogmas and the power of the rosary, why Marian devotion is  so important and what keeps people  from developing a Marian spirituality. 

July 22, 2011 – Feast of Anna and Joachim

Father Bertrand Buby, S.M. duscusses the parents of the Virgin Mary and their feasts.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part IV – July 20, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part IV

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses¬† Marian Interests in Evangelization: ¬†Mary Star of Evangelization, Why Mary? What did she say at LaSalette, Kibehoe and Akita? Why was she crying? The effect of¬† Marian Apparitions¬† and increased interest¬† into the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in Redemption with¬†¬†guests and callers.¬†See the¬† programming link on www.radiomaria.us for Encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM.¬† Radio Maria broadcasts in over 60 countries across the world and eleven radio stations in the USA in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and Illinois¬† ¬†www.radiomaria.org

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN MARIOLOGY? – July 13, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses¬† Marian Interests in Evangelization: ¬†Mary Star of Evangelization, Why Mary? The effect of¬† Marian Apparitions¬† and increased interest ¬†into the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in Redemption with ¬†Fr. Antonio LaRocca of Venezuela, other guests and callers.¬†

June 30, 2011 – Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew

Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew

Ken talks with author Eric Sammons about his book Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew, published by Our Sunday Visitor. Eric explores the many names for Jesus, e.g., rabbi, prophet, teacher etc., found in Matthew’s Gospel, while drawing on the Old Testament, Early Church Fathers, and historical sources to draw the reader into a fuller understanding of Jesus.

A convert to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism, Eric was received into the Catholic Church in 1993 and has received a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He lives with his wife Suzan and five children in Maryland, but will soon be working in full time ministry in Florida.

Whats Going on in Mariology – June 29, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN MARIOLOGY? Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Marian Apparitions and increased interest and inquiry into the Blesed Virgin Mary’s role in Redemption with guests and callers.

June 20, 2011 – Sr. Emmanuel

This week Kathy Duggan speaks with Sr. Emmanuel of the Community of Beatitudes¬† “live” from Medjugorje on this 30th Anniversary of the apparitions about the messages of the Queen of Peace.

June 16, 2011 – The Hearts of Jesus and Mary

In this program, Father Thomas Thompson, S.M. discusses the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

June 2, 2011 – Mary and the Bible Synod I

Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M. begins this two part series speaking about Mary in the Bible.

May 19, 2011 – The Mary Page

Michael Duricy discusses the Mary Page and all it has to offer the public. Check out the Mary page at  http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/

May 5, 2011 – John Paul II, a Pope for Mary I

This is the first in a two part series in which John Paul II and his relationship with Mary is discussed.

Parenting Your Adult Child – April 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan V. Vogt, about her new book PARENTING YOUR ADULT CHILD (Keeping Your Faith and Your Sanity) and Susan’s ongoing ministry with the worldwide Marianist Family. Susan is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker on marriage, parenting and spirituality. A prolific writer Susan has also been a professional Catholic family minister for over thirty years, having served as an adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Marriage and Family and serves on the International Team representing The Lay Marianist Family in North America, Asia, Australia and Ireland. She lives in Covington, KY with her husband Jim and they parent four adult children. See the programming link on www.radiomaria.us for encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. (Past programs are archived on the website under Programs)

Women of Faith -March 30, 2011

Part III: Women of Faith: Great Women Religious and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; His Passion and Love for Humanity/ Mary of Agreda:Mystical City of God: Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Jack Davis discuss Part Three of an ongoing series on Women of Faith: Great Women Religious and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, His Love and Passion for Humanity which focuses on women religious of various Religious Orders who were favored by the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus appeared to them or they experienced locutions to bring them His graced lessons relating His Great Love and Mercy for humanity which they accepted to share in His Passion. The series includes The Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great ; Sr. Josefa Menendeza The Way of Divine Love; St. Faustina, (Diary of St. Faustina), St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque (The Sacred Heart Devotions) and other Women of Faith and how their revelations deliver the message of Love from the Heart of Jesus; how they are similar but different and still viable for our day. See programming link on www.radiomaria.us for Encore times The ongoing Francesca and Friends Women of Faith and Sacred Heart of Jesus Series will be available for your listening and personal or group study on the Radio Maria Archives of Francesca and Friends at www.radiomaria.us

March 25, 2011- Annunciation to Mary

Father François Rossier, S.M. discusses the annunciation to Mary in this program.

March 01, 2011 – ‘The Heart of the Caregiver’

Warren Hebert Interviews author Mary Tutterow about her book, The Heart of the Caregiver. This Bible study for family caregivers includes conversations from Chapter 4, Knowing God and Chapter 5, You Are Loved. This is a great scripture study for those struggling with the taxing role of family caregiver.

February 25, 2011 – Backgrounds of Marianist Spirituality II

In this program, Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M. continues the discussion of the backgrounds of Marianist Spirituality.