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Consecration to the Blood of Jesus Christ

Consecration to the Blood of Jesus Christ


 

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Lord Jesus, you who love us and have freed us from our sins with your Blood, I adore you, I bless you and I consecrate myself to you with living faith.

By the help of your Spirit, I desire to make all my existence, animated by the memory of your Precious Blood, into a faithful service of the will of God, for the coming of your Kingdom.

Through the Blood which you shed for the remission of sins, purify me of all sin and renew my heart, so that the image of a new person, created in justice and holiness may become ever more evident in me.

By your Blood, which is the sign of reconciliation with God and reconciliation with each other, make me a malleable instrument of brotherly love and communion.

By the power of your Blood, supreme proof of your mercy, give me the courage to love you and to love my brothers and sisters, even to the point of offering my life.

Jesus, my Redeemer, help me to carry your cross every day, in order that a drop of my blood, united with yours, may contribute to the redemption of the world. O Divine Blood, which together with your grace gives life to the Mystical Body, making me a living stone in the Church.

Give me an ardent desire for Christian unity. Infuse my heart with a great zeal for the salvation of my brother and sisters. Raise up in the Church numerous missionary vocations, so that all people may know, love and serve the true God.

Most Precious Blood, sign of liberation and of new life, grant that I may persevere in faith, in hope and in love, so that, having been chosen by you, I may leave this exile and enter the promised land of Paradise, to sing my praise to you with all those whom you have chosen. Amen.

New Program: Our Life of Prayer

Kirby, Fr. Jeffrey

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby is a Catholic priest and vocation director in Charleston, SC. He recently published a book on teaching us how to pray.

Here are some of the points that this new program, Our Life of Prayer, will address:

  • prayer as a relationship

  • growing in a relationship with God

  • how our relationship with Jesus Christ is within the Church

  • spiritual life and the purgative way as means to draw closer to the Lord

  • Virtue, and our call to a “Life in the Spirit”

  • the importance of the Eucharist in the Spiritual life

Please join Fr. Kirby Tuesdays at 11:00am ET/10:00am CT.  You can call in to Fr. Kirby’s program when it is live by calling toll free, 1-866-333-MARY(6279).

 

Prayer in Honor of St. John the Baptist

Today, on the feast day of St. John the Baptist, let us pray in his honor.

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O Martyr invincible, who, for the honor of God and the salvation of souls didst with firmness and constancy withstand the impiety of Herod even at the cost of thine own life, and didst rebuke him openly for his wicked and dissolute life; by thy prayers obtain for us a heart, brave and generous, in order that we may overcome all human respect and openly profess our faith in loyal obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our divine Master.

Say: “Our Father…”, “Hail Mary…”, and “Glory be…”

Pray for us, Saint John the Baptist, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, who hast made this day to be honorable in our eyes by the commemoration of blessed John the Baptist, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joy, and direct the minds of all Thy faithful into the way of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Starts Today: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

The Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Starts Today!

Novena Remind

Novena Prayer

Divine Jesus, You have said, “Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you.” Behold me kneeling at Your feet, filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises dictated by Your Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary. I come to ask this favor: Mention your request).

To whom can I turn if not to You, Whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits? Where should I seek if not in the treasure which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy? Where should I knock if not at the door through which God gives Himself to us and through which we go to God? I have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus. In You I find consolation when afflicted, protection when persecuted, strength when burdened with trials, and light in doubt and darkness.

Dear Jesus, I firmly believe that You can grant me the grace I implore, even though it should require a miracle. You have only to will it and my prayer will be granted. I admit that I am most unworthy of Your favors, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. You are the God of mercy, and You will not refuse a contrite heart. Cast upon me a look of mercy, I beg of You, and Your kind Heart will find in my miseries and weakness a reason for granting my prayer.

Sacred Heart, whatever may be Your decision with regard to my request, I will never stop adoring, loving, praising, and serving You. My Jesus, be pleased to accept this my act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart, which I sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by me and all Your creatures forever.

Grant me the grace for which I humbly implore You through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother. You entrusted me to her as her child, and her prayers are all-powerful with You. Amen.

Offering

My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Your favors, in reparation for my sins, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the needs of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.

 

 

Special Prayer of Trust to the Virgin Mary

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“O holy Mary, my Mistress,
into thy blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of thy tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to thee I entrust all my hopes
and consolations, all my
trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that through thy most holy intercession
and thy merits, all my actions may
be ordered and disposed according to
thy will and that of thy Divine Son. Amen.”

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit to Touch Us

St. Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians, that as the Holy Spirit dwells in each of us (1 Cor 3:16), it is crucial for our salvation that we listen to Him.

Our Lord indeed wants us to ask for His help and guidance through His Spirit. But, given our free will, He will not force Himself on us. We must choose to follow Christ on His path of sanctifying grace. St. Paul’s words to the Galatians (Gal 5:19-26) provide a good itinerary for this journey: we must avoid immorality, jealousy, hatred, selfishness, quarrels and the like.

For the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, we need to have the opposite emotions such as love, patience, kindness, generosity and self-control, even in difficult situations.

Mary pentecost“O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,
the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth,
the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven,
the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,
the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,
the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,
the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him.
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. 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)

Live Children’s Rosary On The Second Saturday

We have a very special announcement to make. Starting on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Central/4:00 p.m. Eastern, we introduced our listening audience to The Children’s Rosary. The Children’s Rosary is a lay prayer movement that started in 2011, with the help of Dr. Blythe Kaufman and others, in their local parish in Connecticut. The rosary prayer groups are composed of children, and led by children. The target age of the children for these prayer groups is between 4 and 14 years old. Of special note are children with disabilities who may be older in age but have a special place in the children’s rosary. The movement has now grown, with numerous groups throughout the United States, and even reaching Australia, Canada, England, Kenya, and Nigeria. We invite you to hear The Children’s Rosary on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 3:00 p.m. Central/4:00 p.m. Eastern, and visit their website at childrensrosary.blogspot.com . You will be abundantly blessed by these precious little voices as they pray.

March 01, 2015

Today Deacon Robert Ovies joined us. He is the author of the novel, The Rising, which is an amazing page-turner in which a nine-year-old boy has the ability to resurrect people. You will stay awake a few nights while reading this utterly Catholic story. You can find study questions for the book on the-rising.homestead.com. We also spoke about the Couple’s Prayer Series, which teaches married couples to pray with each other. After listening to the show, you can find out more information at www.coupleprayer.org.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, interview with Father James Loughran, Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII)

On Friday the 23rd, Radio Maria NY hosted a special program on the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Since 1898, traditionally observed in the northern hemisphere from the 18th to the 25th of January and formerly known as the Octave of Christian Unity, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity involves ‎Christian communities and Churches across the world, including the Catholic ‎Church.

Launched over a century ago by Fr. Paul James Francis Wattson, SA (1863 – 1940) founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison, NY, since its inception the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity fostered reconciliation and healing through atonement — the unity of men and women with God and with one another. Fr. Paul was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1886. In 1908, he initiated the Church Unity Octave believing that a time set aside for prayer and seminars would hasten Christian unity. An advocate of corporate reunion between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, he finally embraced Roman Catholicism. In 1909, the Society of the Atonement became the first religious community of Christians to be received corporately into the Roman Catholic Church since the Reformation. Fr. Paul was ordained a Catholic priest by Archbishop John M. Farley in 1910.

(More on the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII), at: http://atonementfriars.org and http://geii.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity/)

“Since 1968, the resource material for reflection, prayer and celebration on a ‎chosen theme for the Week of Prayer for Christain Unity is jointly issued by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting ‎Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches (WCC).  This year the theme was: “Jesus said to her: “Give me to drink“, taken from the ‎episode of the Samaritan woman at the well, in John’s Gospel.”

In his recent meeting with the men and women religious, the Pope spoke extensively about ecumenism suggesting the three main ingredients for a fruitful dialogue:

The Pope spoke of three conditions at the core of the search for Christian unity – firstly, there’s no unity without conversion of heart, which includes forgiving and asking for forgiveness. Secondly he said there is no unity without prayer and therefore men and women religious who pray for unity are like ‘an invisible monastery’ bringing together Christians of different denominations from different countries around the world.Thirdly, the Pope said, there is no unity without holiness of daily life. so the more we put our search for unity into practise in our relations with others, the more we will be modelling our lives on the message of the Gospel.

(Read full article: Pope concluding Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at: http://www.news.va

More insights available:Pope Francis: Religious who pray for Christian unity an “invisible monastery”at http://www.news.va

Resource material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 is available at: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/

loughran_picOur host of the day was Fr. James Loughran, S.A., Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII), a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement headquartered at Graymoor, New York. Today, this Roman Catholic religious community continue working and ministering to people of every race, religion, and walk of life in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, and Japan.

December 15, 2014 – Healing Through the Gift of Jesus in the Incarnation

Host Kathleen Beckman speaks about God’s intentional healing of humanity through the Gift of Jesus in the Incarnation. She leads a rosary of intercessory prayer for all listeners and includes prayers for healing of families, spouses and children. In the rosary she prays for people who may be feeling spiritual vexation or oppression asking the Eternal Father to set free them free as preparation for the imminent coming of the Christ Child at Christmas. She gives a teaching on how the storms in our lives can bring us closer to God if we persevere in faith, hope and love.

December 13, 2014 – December Papal Evangelization Prayer Intention

December Papal Evangelization Prayer Intention. Fr. James Kubicki, S.J. and Grace Urbanski discuss how parents can be the first evangelizers of their children.

November 13, 2014 – Matthew Leonard and Stephen Binz

Ken talks with Matthew Leonard author of “Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality” and Stephen Binz author of “Scripture: God’s Handbook for Evangelizing Catholics” (both available from Our Sunday Visitor) Matthew uses Catholic tradition, clear theology, and humorous stories from his own life to bring the concepts and actual practice of prayer into sharper focus for readers. He leads readers through prayer from the beginning – what it is, why to pray, how prayer works – then into the classic stages of the spiritual life that lead to a deeper relationship with God, the ultimate aim of prayer. Matthew’s book is available at: www.osv.com More information about Matthew can be found at www.MatthewSLeonard.com

Stephen’s book examines how Catholics are recovering the missionary dimension of their faith, how evangelization is at the heart of sacred Scripture, and how the Church and the world can be renewed through Scripture. He was inspired by Pope Saint John Paul II, as well as by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict, and in the book, he shows the connection between their collective call for a New Evangelization and learning Scripture as the powerful basis for succeeding in this outreach. His book is available at: www.osv.com To learn more about Stephen visit: www.bridge-b.com

Honoring Our Veterans

As we honor our veterans today, please join us at Radio Maria as we thank God for all who have served our country, living and deceased. Our prayers and grateful thoughts are especially with those who live with deep physical and emotional scars because of their generous service. To all the heroes—sung and unsung—of the USA military, we extend our heart-felt “Thank you” and “May God bless, protect and reward you.”

November, 6, 2014 – Fr. John Bartunek

Ken talks with Fr John Bartunek author of “Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength” and “The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer” (both available from Catholic Word) “Seeking First the Kingdom” was written to help those pursuing Christ to take the next step in spiritual maturity. By identifying four core areas of your relationship with God (heart, soul, mind, and strength) Fr. John Bartunek helps determine what areas you’re stuck in.

With “The Better Part” Fr. Bartunek has created an extensive, Christ-centered resource to serve as a daily meditation companion. If we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. The resource is a Bible study on the four Gospels, a survey of saints’ writings, a guide to prayer that enables us to read, meditate, absorb and apply the Gospels to our lives, and it serves as a catalyst to personalize times of prayer, enabling us to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead along the path of holiness.
The books are available at: www.catholicword.com
To learn more about Fr John visit:
Do-It-Yourself Online Catholic Retreat Guides: www.RCSpirituality.org
Dependable Catholic Formation: www.RCSpiritualDirection.com
Daily Spiritual Vitamins from the Saints: uncleeddy.tumblr.com
On Facebook www.facebook.com/FatherJB
On Twitter twitter.com/FrBartune

September 10, 2014 – Lisa Donigian and Immaculee Ilibagiza

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Lisa Donigian of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Dayton, Ohio and Immaculee Ilibagiza of New York, survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that she recounted in her first book “Left To Tell” regarding her personal experience twenty years ago when this holocaust occurred in Africa. The conversation focuses on Immaculee and her family’s fate and deep faith walk, their deep spiritual formation, the need today for familial conversion of heart, metanoia, reconciliation, and personal/communal healing prayer. Immaculee speaks about her ministry that revolves around her deep commitment to Jesus and Our Lady, her numerous books, talks and retreats that focus on “Forgiveness, Healing and Hope” to be addressed in her weekend retreat held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Beavercreek, Ohio on Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th. Imaculee now travels extensively throughout the world. Lisa joined her in Belgium for a retreat this summer which brings her to Dayton in October. Immaculee’s ministry focuses on leading Marian pilgrimages and continuing to encourage all age groups to turn away from sin, be renewed, evangelize and pray, pray, pray. The approved Marian Apparitions at Kibeho warned of the gravity that occurred in the genocide twenty years ago. Our Lady’s words are startling and need to be taken to heart and invoke her in deep personal and communal prayer. Information can be found on the internet with the prophecies and spiritual instructions given to the world by our Blessed Mother at Kibeho. Also see the approved Marian apparitions at Akita. For more information on Imaculee’s ministry & retreat info see www.Immaculee.com

August 18, 2014 – Guest: Fr. Charles Cortinovis, S.T.L., J.D., Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Host Kathleen Beckman will dialogue with Fr. Charles Cortinovis, Founding Team member of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests, on the power of intercessory prayer and the call to spiritual motherhood and fatherhood. They discuss the mission of intercession for the internal renewal of the priesthood in relationship to what Saint John Paul II said, “for the future evangelization of humanity.” They share how The Virgin Mary and the Eucharistic life help form us into pray-ers according to the Heart of the Eternal High Priest. Father speaks about the urgency of the call to intercession for priests who are on the front lines of a great spiritual battle.

July 7, 2014 – Leila Lawler, Author “The Little Oratory”

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Leila Lawler about her new book by Sophia Press, “The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying In The Home.” They discuss the primacy of prayer within the context of the domestic church, how to foster family prayer and sharing of the faith, the role of sacred art to strengthen our prayer life and the importance of creating a little oratory in every home where God can honored and the family can gather. Leila shares practical ways to engage children in the prayer life of the family and what to do when only one parent takes the spiritual life seriously?

June 20, 2014 – Attachments

Joe discussed the trappings of attachments. A common problem we see in the world today. It is through mortification and prayer that this modern form of slavery is overcome and the path to holiness is achieved.

June 02, 2014 – the Indwelling Trinity

In this program Mark and Frances discuss one of the greatest mysteries of the Catholic faith, what is theologically described as the Indwelling Trinity, or the Dogmatic teaching on how the three persons of the Trinity truly reside in the hearts of the faithful. This great mystery was the entire spirituality of a well known Carmelite Nun who went by the name of Elizabeth of the Trinity, currently Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, though her cause for Sainthood is being examined. Elizabeth is perhaps best known for a prayer she wrote to the Trinity that reflects both her belief in this great blessing, and her petition to each member of the Trinity for the unique gifts they each offer. This prayer is very powerful in providing believers consolation in the midst of trials, and it helps individuals conform their hearts and minds to the will of the Father. For those who pray it consistently, it allows Blessed Elizabeth to fulfill her mission: “I think that in Heaven my mission will be to draw souls by helping them to go out of themselves in order to cling to God by a wholly simple and loving movement, and to keep them in this great silence within which will allow God to communicate Himself to them and to transform them into Himself.”

December 16, 2013 – Incarnation and Carmelite

In our busy preparations for Christmas, even our spiritual preparations, we can sometimes forget the most significant theological aspect of Christ’s birth, the Incarnation of God into our human lives. During this conversation Frances and Mark discuss some interesting historical facts regarding the use of the term ‘Incarnation’ in the history of the Carmelite Order. They then go on to speak about an interesting phrase in a Prayer by Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, which she wrote to the Trinity. In that well know prayer she asks: “Consuming Fire! Spirit of Love! Descend within me and reproduce in me, as it were, another incarnation of the Word that I may be to Him another humanity wherein He may renew His mystery.” This is a prayer very rich in meaning, especially as each of us is called to become another Christ and to Incarnate His life into our own. In this pre-Christmas conversation, Mark and Frances discuss how we can work to prepare ourselves to receive this ‘Incarnation’ in our own souls.

February 27, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Healing the Whole Person, Importance of Prayer, Intercessory and Reparative Prayer; The importance of faith and evangelization citing Scripture and the work of The Holy Spirit and The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)

February 25, 2013 – Dr. Cindy Hunt

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Cindy Hunt, M.D., a psychiatrist who works in healing and deliverance ministry. They discuss the battlefield of the mind and heart of the disciple of Christ. Dr. Cindy, a Third Order Carmelite, talks about how she incorporates her medical profession in psychiatry into helping people, including priests and bishops, with a Catholic approach to health of body, mind, and spirit. They offer prayers for the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of all in need of healing.

January 30, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Intercessory Prayer, Reparative Prayer, Redemptive Suffering and Healing and the importance of faith in all situations citing Scripture and the work of The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 – 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)

December 20, 2012 – Julie Cragon

Ken talks with his guest Julie Dortch Cragon, Jesus at my side – 365 Reflections on His Words (Our Sunday Visitor). A Tennessee Catholic bookstore owner and mother of six, Julie has written a great daily reflection book. Each day you will find a scripture meditation and prayer challenge. Julie has a website and blogs at www.juliecragon.com To order from her family run Catholic bookstore, St Mary’s Bookstore, visit www.stmarysbookstore.com Her books can be purchased at www.catalog.osv.com

December 3, 2012 – Fr. Raymond Skonezny, STL, SSL

Host Kathleen Beckman interviews Fr. Skonezny, a priest of the diocese of Orange, CA who spent 17 years of his life as a Trappist Monk at Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery and who served as the diocesan director of Cursillo for 26 years. Father Ray shares many personal stories about the power of prayer and how to grow in the interior life of union with God. They dialogue about various forms of prayer according to the CCC. Father offers prayers for all.

November 5, 2012 – The Sacramental Grace of the Mass

Host, Kathleen Beckman will discuss why the Mass is a distinct occasion of sacramental grace because in the Eucharist we have direct physical contact with Jesus. This is the most important distinction from other forms of healing prayers. At the bottom of the hour, she will offer insights from George Weigel’s reflection on “What Voting Means” given at the OC Catholic Prayer Breakfast; and then share insights from Magnificat’s “Day of Faith” where Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P., Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat gave a keynote address on “Your Faith Has Saved You!”

September 3, 2012 – Praying without Ceasing

In this program, Mark and Frances discuss the prayer fo the Church, or the Liturgy of the Hours. They discuss a little about the history of the prayer, the different elements of the prayer, how it is prayed by the entire Church and some of the benefits of praying this prayer. They cover some of the differnet options for getting copies of the prayers, including sources on-line, and they also talk about the differences of praying this prayer in community or privately. This is a wonderful introduction to this most import form of “praying without ceasing.”

August 9, 2012 – Fr James Kubicki

Ken talks with Fr James Kubicki about A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Published by Ave Maria Press) Fr Kubicki explains one of the oldest, but also often misunderstood, Catholic devotions. Learn more about Fr Kubicki and the Apostleship of Prayer and order his book at www.apostleshipofprayer.org His book is also available at www.avemariapress.com Learn more about Fr Kubicki and the Apostleship of Prayer. If you order his book from his website he will inscribe it for you: www.apostleshipofprayer.org

July 30, 2012 – Staint Raphael Kalinowski

On this program Mark and Frances speak about the great Ploish Staint Raphael Kalinowski. St. Kalinowski was the boyhood hero of Pope John Paul II. He is noted primarily for his teaching on prayer and the need to find solitude in order to deepen our prayer life. St. Kalnowski spent 10 years in Siberia, as a result of his participation in a political uprising against Russia. This experience only deepened his understanding of the need for a personal and consistent prayer life. He also led efforts to rebuild the Carmelite Order in Poland.

The Heart of Jesus – July 24, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed continues conversation of reparative prayer to the Hearts of Jesus, the means of evangelization in the spoken word, media, education and socialization while consoling the Heart of Jesus.

July 19, 2012 – Mary and Eucharistic Devotion

Host: Fr. Nick Schneider, Director of Liturgy, Bismarck Diocese, hosts (replacing vacationing Kathleen Beckman).

Fr. Nick’s guest is Fr. Brian Gross, Parochial Vicar at The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck ND. The two priests discuss the Eucharistic life of Mary as model for “rekindling Eucharistic amazement”.

Fr. Rapheal – July 3, 2012

 Francesca Franchina visits with Fr. Rapheal, a Missionary Herald of Good News and his missionary work with the order founded in India to assist priests, parishes, universities, seminaries and hospitals anywhere in the world where there is a need, Father Rapheal has been a priest for twelve years and is a pastor of a parish of 700 families, has taught in the seminary and traveled to Africa as well as Italy to assist where needed,  A charismatic prayerful priest, Fr, Rapheal shares his experiences in healing prayer even among Non Christians who return to thank him and share their healing stories with him,  Father was in the United States for six weeks visiting various areas and parishes to share the Good News about the Heralds of Good News.

Campaign for Peace – June 26, 2012

Francesca revs up her campaign for peace in the person, family, USA and world through prayer and healing the brokenness and  wounds of  America and  the  world situation by  promoting and accepting  healing through  receiving God’s Mercy, Concern, Compassion and All Encompassing  Healing Love?

The Value of Prayer – June 6, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. engages listeners and caller Caroline Adams astutely  comments on the value of Prayer, The Psalms, The Feast of Corpus Christi, and The Signs of The Times. What is  the significance and  importance of The Holy Eucharist, Prayer and The Psalms listening to  God Our Father, and acting on His Divine Will especially at this time in the world?  

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.

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.

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? 

Lent – February 21, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. focuses  on Lent, Reparation,  Reconciliation,  Healing of  the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit;  Josefa  Menendez’ Way of Divine Love,  and  the fantastic blessed Miracle Day of Prayer held  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church Saturday, February 18, 2011  with   Fr.  Gregory Bramlage (www.missionariesofthenewevangelization.us) who  taught and ministered “In The Footsteps of The Lamb,” hosted by The CREDO Apostolate; Many Healings  occurred.  For more information on the CREDO Apostolate Healing Retreat and Miracle Day of Prayer see www.credoapostolate.us.  Francesca’s Recipe Today: Heart Healthy  Lenten Food, Sicilian Pasta with  Broccoli and Meatless Taco Soup.

ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeniniger, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) about the 2011 ACT International Conference held in Philadelphia, PA regarding the keynote speakers, topics of the conference, and his workshops on research being done regarding the effects of prayer and changes in the brain due to prayer, and “The Native American and William Penn Covenant.” Also discussed: Benefits and resources of ACT Membership, School and Curriculum; ACT SEW Groups, and how prayer and ecumenism is integrated personally and communally within ACT, various denominations and healthcare disciplines, through sharing The Word of God, and It’s Proclamation, His Love and Healing With The Heart of Jesus. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us and www.actheals.org . Francesca and Dr. Schoeninger share family Thanksgiving traditions/foods and Francesca shares her recipe for traditional celery/onion dressing and Frito Misto… Italian Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower. Write for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions. Through the Tummy to the Heart: P.O, Box 3238; Dayton, OH.

November 10, 2011 – Jim Beckman

November 10, 2011 Jim Beckman God, Help Me – How to Grow in Prayer Ken talks with Jim Beckman about his book God, Help Me – How to Grow in Prayer (published by Servant Books)

 You don’t pray, at least not regularly, and you don’t really know how. On the other hand, if God is who he says he is, and if he communicates with us through prayer, then clearly you’re missing out on something huge. Jim Beckman will not only introduce you to the wisdom and teaching of the Church regarding prayer, he will also provide tools that will help you achieve real intimacy with God. To find out more about Jim and his work, please visit www.ydiscipleleader.org His book can be purchased at http://catalog.americancatholic.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=T16890

October 18, 2011 – Gaylene Baier

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Gaylene Baier, RN, spiritual director and   past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on  the power of Christian prayer in healing about the gift of healing, Marian apparitions and the world situation with droughts in TX, hurricanes, floods tsunamis, her experiences in Betania Venezuela.  Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy  health information; call in to ask questions or share  your experiences of  health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian  health care giver in your area.  

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s  recipe of the week:  Fast, deliciously filling and EZ  Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice  with oven roasted  cubed eggplant and  sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and  browned ground chuck dressed with freshly  grated Parmesan cheese;  Italian black olives  and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor 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  name/s of sought recipe/s.  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 

Music Break:  COME TO THE TABLE

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger – September 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger,Ph.D past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on the power of Christian prayer in healing and the upcoming International ACT Conference to be held in Philadelphia October 6-9, 2011. Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy health information; call in to ask questions or share your experiences of health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian health care giver in your area. SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s recipe of the week: Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice with oven roasted cubed eggplant and sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and browned ground chuck dressed with freshly grated Parmesan cheese; Italian black olives and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives 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 name/s of sought recipe/s. 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 12, 2011 – St. John of the Cross

 This program deals with the last and most difficult of St John of the Cross’ four stages of the spiritual journey, the Passive Night of Sense.  Here the Lord takes us through the later stages of interior prayer.  This is where God takes us through the very painful experiences necessary to teach us that He will not be limited by our all too small perception of him.

September 1, 2011- Amy Welborn Prove It! series of books

Ken talks with author Amy Welborn about the six books in her Prove It! series.  The series is for teens and young adults and covers: God, Jesus, Church, Prayer, You and there is also a Prove It! Bible (all published by Our Sunday Visitor).  Amy uses her background as a Catholic high school religion teacher to address issues faced by young Catholics. Her books can be purchased at https://catalog.osv.com/Catalog.aspx?ProductCode=396

August 29, 2011 – St. John of the Cross – Active night of the Spirit

 This program provides an introduction St John of the Cross’ teaching on the four nights that he uses to describe the spiritual journey.  This program introduces the Active Night of Spirit.  Here the soul must take responsibility to begin to detach itself from even the spiritual consolations we experience along the journey.  We must look beyond the simple consolations of prayer, so that we can reach the higher states of prayer.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? – August 17, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. Dwight Campbell of Wisconsin, about The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and his work with Father Reese and their new association formed with other priests to teach about and promote devotion to the Two Hearts and why it is important for this time. 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. What is going on across the world in the world of Marian Apparitions and how does devotion and intercessory prayer to the Two Hearts fit in? Why is Marian devotion 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 the Sacred Heart of her Son and to be under her mantle in her Immaculate Heart guided by the Holy Spirit. How can you change you outlook on life and experience a change of heart?

Dr. Sylvia Gleason – August 16, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH about  PROJECT CONGO,a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugees and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (www.projectcongo.org); the cause of the war there and what happened  (what she learned and we need to know )while she and three medical students worked  there this summer in the new hospital and the areas around it.. Find out what is happening there with families coping with the aftermath of war, suffering the result of warfare and poverty and the faith dimension of the people, the priests, religious and volunteers there. Your prayers are needed! Find out what you can do right from your home!

Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com   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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Sauteed Zucchini with Tomatoes;  & Italian Olive Salad/Antipasti. 

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

The Power of Prayer – August 2, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses  the power of prayer and how Jesus, the Blessed Mother and the Saints help us in personal matters, individually and collectively,in families and communities and  chats about the holy talks and tips given to the Presentation Bible Institute attendees  held last week in Cincinnati,OH  featuring Fr. Tom Forrest, internationally known Redemptorisst priest evangelizer who preached on Evangelization, Prayer and Jesus’ Scipture Promises. Learn what he said and more! Check out the dedication and blessing of the Shrine of St.Philomena in Navarro, OH at St. Clements’ Church on August 14th. Tune in to the program for more details.  Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com    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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Pasta with Cauliflower & Italian Tiramasu.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

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

July 28, 2011 – Woman of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women

Guest host Gail Lyman talks with Michaelann Martin about her book Woman of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women published by Emmaus Road Publishing. This insightful and intimate Bible study offers nourishment and guidance for women seeking to improve their prayer life and find fulfillment in their vocation as wives and mothers. This book can be purchased at www.emmausroad.org

THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V – July 26, 2011

THE  PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUSAND THE ADORERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Part V

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to  The Precious Blood of Jesus with Carmelite Father Tom Alkire,  of  Los Angeles, CA and Patricia Fason of Florida focusing on The Holy Mass, Healing, and  the Precious Blood of Jesus;  Why the Precious Blood Consecration, Prayers/Devotionals and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus is so important for today’s situation in the world  and how  the Plrecious Blood  of  Jesus helps us in personal matters, individually and collectively,in families and communities.  To learn more and  download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com   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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Pasta with Cauliflower & Italian Tiramasu.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

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

The Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus – July 19, 2011

Part IV  Why the Devotion and Understanding the Theology of the Precious Blood of Jesus  is so important? How it helps humanity and each person individually and collectively.

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to  The Precious Blood of Jesus,   during  the July, the month  devoted to The Most Precious Blood .   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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Pasta with Broccoli & Italian Tuna Salad with Refreshing Lemon.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

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

How do you get rid of evil thoughts and deadly sins? – July 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to The Precious Blood of Jesus, for the Month Devoted to The Most Precious Blood . 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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Granita, Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream. See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 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

The Blood of Jesus and The Seven Deadly Sins Part I – June 28, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses The Theology and Devotion to  The Precious Blood of Jesus  preparing for the Month  Devoted to The Most Precious Blood .  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 Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Granita, Italian Lemon Ice and Gelato, Italian Ice Cream.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share your angel stories and how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

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

St. Michael the Archangel – May 31, 2011

Angels of God and How They Serve God and His Church

Part II of an Ongoing Series

Francesca Franchina, MS ED talks with callers   from Cuba, Louisiana and Pennsylvania about St. Michael the Archangel, Angels in their lives, Angels in  The Lives of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph,  St. Padre Pio and The Church; How Angels are Messengers of God, and how they protect us and our loved ones. Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for  the St. Michael The Archangel Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe: Zucchini with Linguini.

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

National Vocation Awareness Week

During the week of January 9-15, the Catholic Church is observing National Vocation Awareness Week. We invite you to join us in prayer for an increase in vocations to the religious life and the priesthood. Click on the link below to view and print a prayer for vocations.

Prayer for vocations

Thanksgiving – Program 031

With Thanksgiving in mind, Lynn Bauman presents various interpretations of the classic hymn, Te Deum (Thee, O God, we praise).

Te Deum has been in regular use in the Roman Catholic Church for centuries in the Office of Readings found in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in thanksgiving to God for a special blessing such as the election of a pope, the consecration of a bishop, the canonization of a saint, a religious profession, the publication of a treaty of peace, a royal coronation, etc. It is sung either after Mass or the Divine Office or as a separate religious ceremony.

You can view a full transcript of the show by clicking here.

Marian Prayer – November 02, 2010

In this program, Francesca Franchina speaks about Mary and the power of praying for the intercession of the Blessed Mother.

October 29, 2010 – Why Pray the Rosary?

In this program, Br. Erik Otiende, S.M. explains why the Rosary is such and important prayer to say.

2010 Rosary Rally Broadcast

Radio Maria will be broadcasting live from the 2010 Family Rosary Rally this Sunday, October 10, starting at 1:30PM Central, 2:30PM Eastern. This 6th annual rally will be held at the U.D. Arena at the University of Dayton and will include Eucharistic Adoration and prayer for the intercession of Our Lady. Tune in and join us in prayer during this grace-filled event.

Making time for Jesus and Mary – September 07, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks with Marlene Sommer  about  making time for  Jesus and Mary in a busy family life, professional endeavors, volunteer work and ministry regarding personal and communal  faith formation, prayer and  devotions,  amid crisis, catastrophic situations, joys, trials and traumas in every day life.

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.

Our Father part 1 – Program 007

In this episode of Cantate, Lynn begins looking at the various arrangement of The Lord’s Prayer over the centuries.

View the transcript here.

June 19, 2009 – Mary as the Church at Prayer, Acts 1:12-14

Fr. Bertrand Buby, S.M. explores Acts 1:12-14 and discusses Maryas the Church at Prayer.