The Church has honored Our Lady of Sorrows since the 13th century. What may we learn from this devotion? In short, not only may we come to understand that the Mother of God suffered during her life, but that our own suffering can have great merit. We become more like Christ and draw closer to his embrace when we “deny ourselves and take up our crosses” (Luke 9: 23). My guest, Deacon Dominic Peloso from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, shares the origin of this devotion, insights into Our Lady’s life, and the opportunities suffering can bring each of us. He also makes a connection with Our Lady’s apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda in the 1980s. There, as in Fatima, Our Lady encourages us to pray the holy Rosary for the graces we need during our trials.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.; OCDS, Marika Zimmerman and Carmelite priest Fr.Tom Alkire, OC. Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish, Los Angeles CA ,discuss the Boston Bombing and other recent US and world tragedies and their relationship in spiritual warfare, warranting generational healing of nations and personal healing, through the Mercy of God the Father, Jesus of Mercy,The Precious Blood of Jesus;The Counsel and Intercession of the Blessed Mother,The messages of approved Marian Apparitions at Fatima, Akita, Rwanda and the message given by Mother Teresa when in Washington DC and the relationship of The Messages of Jesus of Mercy to St. Faustina in our own time. “JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!” Call in with your comments and questions. (www.healingfamilies.com, www.spiritdaily.com, www.actheals.org and www.preciousbloodinternational.com)
This program continues in the series archived on Radio Maria; First Wednesday of each month with Fr. Tom Alkire, O Carm. Learn how The Blessed Mother protects us and how we can help her fight her battle for The Triumph; Assist in The New Evangelization,and The Year of Faith in bringing souls to her Son Jesus. Fr. Tom is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, The Association of The Precious Blood/Tallahassee, FL. Fr. Tom is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Medical Missionary and Emergency Room Physician (Kettering Health Network) Dr, Sylvia Gleason, DO and Ohio University Medical Student Corinne Salva about PROJECT CONGO and their recent African trip to Uganda, Rwanda and The Congo where Wright State University Engineering Students installed solar panels for electricity at St, Luke’s Hospital; and all participated in medical missionary work sponsored by Project CONGO and The Salesians founded by St, Don Bosco. See: www.ProjectCONGO.org
In this program, Kathie interviews the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Alexandria, Thomas Roque. Mr. Roque speaks about the role of Catholic education in his life as well as the current students of the Diocese of Alexandria. Kathie also talks with Scott Dollinger about Ron Schoenfeld’s visit to Rwanda. This 2009 visit planted the seed for the Seven Loaves Project with Fr. Leszek Czelusniak of Kibeho-Rwanda.
Communications Director for Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform, Jonathon Van Maren focuses on the injustices directed toward the unborn, especially those with disabilities.
Rwandan Missionary, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga and Ashley Gauthier, coordinator for Fr. Ubald, talk about “forgiveness” and Fr. Ubald’s healing ministry in Rwanda and the U.S.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLDS OF WAR, PEACE, FORGIVENESS AND HEALING?
FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with Immaculee Ilibagiza, author, motivational speaker and the recipient of the 2007 Mahatma Gandhi Reconciliation and Peace Award about her experiences during the genocide in Rwanda, Africa; her books Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust; Led by Faith:Rising From The Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide and Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to The World from The Heart of Africa and the upcoming Freedom & Healing Through Forgiveness” Conference featuring Immaculee to be held Saturday October 15, 2011 in St. Leon, IN. (812-623-8007) hosted by Fr. Gregory Bramlage and the Word of God Prayer Ministry an outreach of Missionaries of the New Evangelization. www.healingthroughthepowerofjesuschrist.org Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives .
Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, Rwanda Missionary who was present at the apparitions of Our Lady of Kibeho and friend of Immaculee Ilibagiza, will be talking about his spiritual healing services and work with trauma in Rwanda. Also, Katsey Long from Wyoming tells of ministering in Rwanda to those suffering from the 94 genocide.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. SPEAKS speaks with Father Paschal, from Rwanda and Dr Sylvia Esser Gleason, DO of Dayton, Ohio about the work being done in Africa to help the victims of the genocide. The great ministry occurring in the health and education professions serving widows and orphans who have suffered greatly due to ethnic genocide, extreme violence through building and servicing schools, farming cooperatives, medical facilities, micro-financing and Small Christian communities.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Maureen Pierce and Tim Francis regarding The Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother, The Marian Apparitions in Rwanda/ Our Lady of Kibeho 1981-1990 and Our Lady of Fatima 1917 commenting on the Eucharistic Program at Transfiguration Parish on the Scientific Research, Eucharistic Miracles and Intercessory Prayer. Francesca shares her favorite family recipe for Italian Wedding Soup.
Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup
- Soup: 6 Cups – Chicken Broth 1/2 Cup – Uncooked Soup Pasta 2 Cups – Thinly Sliced Escarole or Spinach Baby
- Meat Balls: 1/2 lb – lean ground beef 1 egg 2T – Dry bread crumbs 1T – Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2t – dry or fresh parsley 1/2t – garlic powder
- Baby Meat Balls: In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients and then hand roll into 3/4 inch balls.
- Soup: Strain 6 cups homemade chicken broth into another pan; reserve chicken to pull apart in small pieces to put into the soup or use for another recipe. You can also use canned chicken broth (46 ounce can) or powdered chicken soup starter which is very good in a hurry to make six cups!
- Bring broth to a boil, drop in formed meatballs, ½ cup uncooked soup pasta and 2 cups thinly sliced escarole or spinach.
- Cook at slow boil about ten minutes till pasta is cooked (not drowned or mushy but al dente) Stir frequently with wooden spoon so pasta and meatballs don’t get beat up! Ladle into bowls, Serve as a prima piatta (first dish/ soup course) with grated cheese at the table or as a meal with crusty Italian bread/dipping oil and salada verde. Bon Pranzo!
Meal type: supper
Culinary tradition: Italian