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July 23, 2014 – Patti Gehred

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Patti Gehred, Coordinator of Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation at the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), Dayton, Ohio in conjunction with the University of Dayton about the On line Virtual Learning Center for Catechists and those interested in Marianist Spirituality and Studies. Patti speaks about the courses offered, and how interested individuals or groups can participate in the courses and/or arrange for special reserved studies for groups of 6-12 for areas of particular interest to their community or small faith sharing group, Of particularly interest to many participants is a course on the Blessed Mother called, Mary, Holy Possibility and informative courses on the Marianist Founders: Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquellon and Marie Therese de Lamourous. Patti is also a weekly internet DJ with her husband on “Jazz Beat” streamed online on www.wdpsfm.com.Learn more about NACMS and courses offered on line at the Virtual Learning and Curriculum Innovation website at www.nacms.org or email Patti at gehredp1(at)udayton.edu. Catch the latest on Facebook: NACMSNed; Twitter:@NACMS1 or Pinterest:NACMS. See all the courses offered by the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Center at www.vlc.udayton.edu

April 2, 2014 – Susan Ferguson

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. hosts Susan Ferguson, Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D. Min. focusing on contemporary education in a digital world and distance education with the internet and digital technologies. Sister Angela Ann is a former member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Director of the UD Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, and Director of the Caribbean School of Communications in Trinidad,is a Professor of Religious Studies and teaches in the UD School of Education. She serves as an international consultant addressing topics related to communications and education and gives workshops, seminars and lectures around the world. Dr. Zukowski, D. Min. serves on several boards related to Catholic education, including the Catholic Leadership Academy Planning Committee (United States), Board of Governors of CREDI (Catholic Religious Education Development Initiative) and as Animator for Mary Queen of Peace (five merged schools/parishes ) as a consultant for cultivating a Beatitude Culture within the school, families and local neighborhood communities. Dr. Zukowski is a Marianist Education Associate (MEA) and has been teaching at UD for 34+ years. Call toll free at 866-333-6279to participate in the program,

March 26, 2014 – On the Way to the Summit

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) and Dr. Shauna Adams, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. As the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Sciences Faculty Liaison to The Bombeck Family Learning Center,(UD’s Early Childhood Demonstration School) Dr. Adams is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, curriculum and assessment, early childhood research,advocacy and leadership. She is an extremely effective educator and a high creative in her numerous writing endeavors as author and co-author of educational textbooks, early childhood programs and grants. Her experience in schools as a special educator (P-12), school psychologist and working with families brings depth to everything she does. Susan and Shauna will also address the University of Dayton CCE Educational Summit to be held July 14, 2014 focusing on: Charism, Culture and Curriculum. For more information and registration see: www.udayton.edu

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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January 22, 2014 – ST. REMY INITIATIVE

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues conversations with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) focusing on the St. Remy Initiative with Director Dr. Toni Moore, Ph.D. former Assistant Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools and former Catholic School Principal and Archdiocesan Catholic School Administrator Toni Moore about their work with the St. Remy Initiative: Professional Development for Catholic School Educators. Named for the town of St. Remy de Provence in France where the first Marianist Normal School for the professional development of Christian teachers was established in 1824 by Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade this initiative inspires hope by forming the heart of Catholic Educators through serving the spiritual formation of Catholic School Educators. Experiencing this unique professional development program, meeting as a learning community to strengthen their spirituality, Catholic Educators have advanced instructional skills and developed their leadership potential through this collaborative effort between UD and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Providing educators in Catholic Schools the tools and sense of mission, the St. Remy Initiative keeps growing. Learn more of what they do, continuing to spread and how it can work in your area by contacting Dr. Toni Moore at lmoore2@udayton.edu . Francesca and Friends UD CCE Program Series is archived at www.radiomaria.us (link to Programming/ Francesca Franchina); December 11/18 2013; January 15/22, 2014; February 12/19 2014 and March 12/26th 2014. Don’t miss this series and future programs which will make your heart sing in discovering this successful blest plan being promulgated in Catholic Schools across the USA and other countries.

July 10, 2013 – Paul Coudron

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with retired sales manager and sales trainer for Butler Systems, Paul Coudron, the highly creative, high octane Executive Director of Life Resource Center, and The Dayton Pro-Life Education Foundation about the endeavors, work and successes of the local Life Resources Center staff and volunteers who keep The Stork Nest (emergency baby pantry); the three levels of parenting classes, and so many pro-life local services running smoothly and efficiently. How do local pro-life ministries manage to keep current on Pro-Life connections in Columbus, OH to know what is happening in legislation concerning pro life movement interests and Right to Life nationally, statewide and locally? The Life Resource Center of Dayton has hosted family and team/organization fun with the Third Annual L K Hausfeld Ride For Life and Celebration to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 on area bike paths with endurance/mileage categories from 6-100 miles; starting and finishing at The Life Centre 425 E. Findlay St., Dayton, OH. Individuals, families, and bike teams will gather in a celebration after the ride, with pizza, DQ Bars, the wonderful music of Nick Cardilino and $6000 worth of donated door prizes for the participants. Hear about the all new biking adventure: The University of Dayton to Notre Dame Right To Life Bike Ride beginning on the UD campus Wednesday, July 31st, with participants biking 240 miles with stop overs in Minster, OH Decatur, IN, Winona Lake Indiana/Grace College and ending at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

November 14, 2012 – Sr. Celia Chua, MIC, STD

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 (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about Living Out a Marian Spirituality in the New Evangelization; Perspectives of New Evangelization; The Transmission of Faith, and The PAMI 23rd Congress on Mariology recently held in Rome.

October 17, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with  Marilyn Hart, native Daytonian,  wife, mother of seven, grandmother, life time member of Precious Blood Parish in Dayton,Ohio;  successful business woman, artist, teacher and more,  about her life now  as a highly  creative woman  exhibiting Marian Art  at the University of Dayton Marian Library  and how her life coupled with a deep faith  impacted her family, friends  and hundreds of people  she took on tour to the Holy Land and worldwide in her highly successful  travel business after the family was raised  and she had traveled extensively with her husband on business trips, attending business conferences.

October 10, 2012

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dave Corolla, Director of the World Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima in¬† Washington, NJ. about the¬† six monthlyMarian Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, the Angelic Eucharistic Apparition, the meaning of the messages for us today and¬†¬†The 95th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917. Ed Lekson of West Chester/Liberty, OH will discuss¬† the 13th Festival of Praise¬†to be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 hosted by the¬†University of Dayton Marian Library, the Pontifical¬†International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) and CREDO Apostolate ¬†at the University of Dayton Immaculate Conception Chapel from 7:00-9:30 PM beginning with the Rosary led by the UD Rosary Clubs.¬†“Rain”¬† will provide music for¬†adoration, worship, reflection ¬†and praise.¬†Fr. Tom Thompson, SM will preside.

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.

Barbara Trauth – March 28, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks¬†with Barbara¬† Trauth Artist and¬†Marian Sculptor,¬† currently exhibiting at the University of Dayton Marian Library.¬† Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara¬† graduated from Edgecliff College with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in sculpting. She worked as an illustrator for Gibson Greeting Cards; Shillito’s Department Store, The Cincinnati Post¬† & The Cincinnati Enquire; ¬†taught¬† Saturday art classes at the Cincinnati Museum of Art; continued to take painting classes at the Art Academy for seventeen years while raising four children. Learn¬† how¬† she envisions Mary, how she gets her inspirations, what creativity is all about and how it meshes with Christian Spirituality as she speaks¬† about¬† OUR LADY OF THE MERRY GO ROUND;¬† The Magnificat;¬† The Face of Suffering;¬† Suffering and healing through art and sculpting;¬† and¬† experiences Silent and Soothing Peace.¬†

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.

Jeff Cavins – February 22, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks¬† with Jeff Cavins ¬†noted Catholic¬† TV¬† and radio personality, author and family man, about his¬† return to Catholicism, his¬† blessedly effective¬† Great Adventure Bible¬†Timeline and¬†¬† his¬† topic¬†Friday evening Forgiving When You Don’t Feel Like It¬†¬† March 9,¬† and Saturday March 10 when he¬†presents The¬† Bible Timeline Seminar at¬† Incarnation Parish in Centerville, OH. ¬†Incarnation parishioners¬†Ruth Reeve and Mary Bull¬† also join¬† Francesca¬† in the¬† studio at the University of Dayton Marian Library.¬†¬†¬†

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!      

Robin Brun – January 25, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with¬†Robin Brun, Business Development Director of the Graduate Professional & Continuing¬† Education Office at the University of Dayton giving¬† listeners¬† an insight into¬† her work at¬† ¬†UD with students, graduates and alumni previewing her¬† upcoming Radio¬† Maria Program debuting in February focusing on¬†¬† helping¬† people searching for jobs, preparing for¬† interviews, highlighting¬†how to deal¬† with¬† emotional aspects of being unemployed,¬† identifying strengths/ weaknesses,¬† effective job search¬† strategies, preparing¬† for¬†interviews, negotiating¬† job¬† offers and how faith and prayer can¬† make a difference in your¬† job search….and¬† much more.¬†

Nick Cardilino – November 29, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with¬†¬†Nick Cardilino:Liturgical , Conference and¬†UPBEAT Musician, Husband and Dad¬†about composing music, his work with the National Catholic Youth Conference and the University of Dayton Campus Ministry; The¬†theme song he composed for NCYC “Called to Glory;”¬†¬†Nick’s new Christmas¬†CD; his new¬†Communion¬†song “Hungry¬†and Thirsty;”¬† recordings; the New Roman Missal implementation and¬† the theme of HOPE, resonating with him this year!¬†Francesca shares her¬† YUMMY recipe for fast EZ¬†Stuffed Pizza Sandwiches. Send a SASE¬† for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions:¬†¬†Francesca Franchina; ¬†P.O. Box 3238; Dayton, OH 45401-3238.

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.

The Power of Prayer – October 12, 2010

Francesca Franchina discusses the power of prayer, St. Padre Pio, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, ¬†and other¬† honored saints and everyday saints among us; their ¬†work in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation; The Regional Prayer and Praise Fest October 13, 2010 at St. Luke The Evangelist Parish In Dayton (1440 N.Fairfield Rd. ;Beavercreek, OH 45432), The Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila with ¬†Evening Prayer and¬† Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH ¬†6:15¬†PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10 ¬†and all the great faith filled programs¬†being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville,¬† and Kettering, OH ; ¬†St. Mary’s OH and St. Leon, Indiana. Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Gnocchi, miniature potato dumplings made in the Sicilian Tradition served simply with butter,¬†tomato or Alfredo sauce.

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.

The Holy Spirit and Scripture – July 21, 2010

The Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit ¬†in Early Church Writings and Today’s Interest in Mary, The Holy Spirit¬†and Scripture:¬†Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Luigi Gambero, SM , Faculty Member of the Marianum in Rome, Italy and the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Lilesbrary about the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Jesus, in¬†early Church documents written by the Fathers of¬† the Church¬†who were acquainted with the Apostles; Ecumenical Councils, Marian Dogmas, what divides and what unites;¬†¬†and¬† ¬†modern day¬†interest in Mary as found in ¬†the¬† writings of Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI,Pope John Paul II¬† and Pope Benedict XVI..

The Blessed Mother & The Holy Spirit – July 21, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Luigi Gambero, SM , Faculty Member of the Marianum in Rome, Italy and the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Jesus, in early Church documents written by the Fathers of the Church who were acquainted with the Apostles; Ecumenical Councils, Marian Dogmas, what divides and what unites; and modern day interest in Mary as found in the writings of Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI,Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

Living With Mary Today

Living with Mary Today is a program on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1:30-2:00 central time focusing on the various dogmas and teachings of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The program is hosted by the staff and factuality of the Maria Library at the University of Dayton in Dayton Ohio. Tune in for this encouraging and informative program on the Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church.