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Message from the Director: Month of July Dedicated of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

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The month of July is traditionally dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The feast of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pope Pius IX. We are reminded that by the shedding of His Precious Blood, Christ saved mankind from our sins. “For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured for many, for the forgiveness of sins.” Mt. 26:28. The Precious Blood of Jesus cleanses us from our sins. In the Sacrament of Penance, we are forgiven of our sins through the absolution of the priest. How powerful it is that we are restored to the supernatural life of grace.

The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. “But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once, there came out blood and water.” Mt. Jn. 19:34. The Blood from the pierced side of Christ symbolizes the Precious Blood in the Most Holy Eucharist.

We wish to invoke the Blood of Jesus on ourselves, the sick and suffering, and the whole family of Radio Maria. We ask the Lord to protect us from all evil. The Blood of Jesus has the power to protect us, and lead us to the life of grace in Christ, in particular through the Sacraments. We ask the Lord to wash us clean in our mission of Radio Maria. We want to be faithful to our calling as a family, to our identity of a Radio that brings prayer, Christian and Human formation, News and Music in the lives of people.

It is Our Lady’s Radio and she wants to continue to lead us to Her Son Jesus who has poured out his Precious Blood for us.

December 16, 2014

Father Loya addresses Christ’s genealogy, the 3 youths in the furnace and the death of the innocents in the Biblical past and sadly now. Father Loya notes that the Bible is not just a history lesson, it is about us and it is happening now. Special guest, Juliana Taimoorazy of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council talks about the middle eastern Christians being present day witnesses and martyrs for the faith and what her organization does to help those Christians and how you can help. Juliana also discusses what is being done and what is not being done to secure a safe haven for Assyrian Christians (evangelized by St. Thomas). To find out more about the Iraqi Christian Relief Council visit www.Iraqichristianrelief.org Also, to know more about our brothers and sisters in Christ visit www.picturechristians.org and www.restoreninevehnow.org

December 09, 2014

Father Loya invites as to pull back the veil and see God as He manifests Himself in the Incarnation, where the invisible God is made visible through the physical. This is the world of Catholicity.

Father Loya talks about the loss of family members this past year and reflects that through faith it allowed God to permeate his existence and that God can hold the departed in Eternal Memory with perfect love. We further discuss the pillars of Advent or as called in the Eastern Catholic Churches, Phillip’s Fast as we are called to prayer, fasting and charity as this time is not only a time for joy but for penance as well. We should live Christmas as it was meant to be lived!

August 6, 2014 – a profound conversion: Marty Troiani

Christine Watkins interviews Marty Troiani, a well-to do business man, whose sights were on success, until unexpected visions led him through an accounting of his entire life–the good, the bad, and the ugly–and ultimately into a burning desire to know and share the Catholic faith.

February 22, 2013 – Lent 2013 – Week #2

Joe kicked off today’s show challenging everyone to keep the faith and make this Lent count, bringing honor and glory to God! He went on to explain the Church’s teaching & definition on Fasting & Abstinence. He rounded out the show reflecting upon the gift we have of in the grace of Sacramental Confession, that it not only provides absolution for our sins, but also strengthens our souls beforehand against relapses, offers fortitude to resist future temptations, and helps carry out good resolutions.

December 7, 2012 – Advent 2012

Joe discussed the beauty of Advent and the opportunity it provides for us to grow in holiness. At the beginning of our Liturgical year, during this time of penance and mortification, now is the time to make our resolutions and elevate our spiritual game! We are called to be Saints, let’s get after it!