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!!!
Dear 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 – Priest Director of World Family of Radio Maria
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. continues her talks with Fr. Tom Alkire, OC from Los Angeles, CA about Jesus’ Queen Mother referencing quotes from St. Louis de Montfort and Venerable Mary of Agreda (Mystical City of God) concerning the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart based on the Second Coming of Christ which will be the Second Pentecost according to Father Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests. Discover the meaning of Her titles in the Litany of Loreto: Tower of David, Ark of the Covenant, Tower of Ivory, House of Gold which pertain to Our Lady and the New Advent and how she assists and equips us as prayer warriors in the light of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe as well.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” These are the parting words of Jesus to his disciples before His glorious Ascension, words that describe the anointing that they would receive on Pentecost, which would embolden and empower them to evangelize the world. Every baptized and Confirmed Catholic receives this same outpouring of the Holy Spirit along with His spiritual gifts and charisms. These gifts are to be used for the building up of the Body of Christ and for the advancement of the Kingdom. Yet unfortunately for many believers these gifts remain largely dormant and undiscovered. In this episode we will explore the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelization and the importance of the spiritual gifts.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D. Editor of the Journal of Christian Healing and Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) about Pentecost, The Power of the Holy Spirit and Generational Healing focusing on: The sins of the parents to the 3rd and 4th generation (Exodus 20: 4-6; The common experience of the patterns and wounds of one generation passing to the next and subsequent generations; How we carry the memories of our patents and ancestors ; How God is present to all history and wants to heal us; Bringing our family tree to Jesus for healing; and The Power of the Holy Eucharist for generational healing.
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)