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July 25, 2014 – Part I: MMP (Marian Movement of Priests), Italy International Retreat Part II: Community Cenacolo, Italy International Retreat

Part I: MMP (Marian Movement of Priests), Italy International Retreat
Part II: Community Cenacolo, Italy International Retreat

May 07, 2014 – Marika Zimmerman

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Marika Zimmerman about the attack on Christianity and what we can do about it personally and corporately. “When I return will I find anyone watching?” What did Jesus mean by this statement….and also in the Garden….”Could you not watch one hour with Me?” Jesus is calling on us to stay awake, to watch and respond In this time: THE TIME OF MERCY and This Time of Visitation. We have been given instruction from on high from The Blessed Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and by Our Blessed Mother! IS ANYONE LISTENING AND DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ASKED AND TOLD TO DO OR ARE WE ALL SLUMBERING THINKING WE CAN DO NOTHING OF IMPORT, WHILE THE WORLD IS CAVING IN TO EVIL AND THE DARKNESS through distraction, drugging of the physical, mental and spiritual parts of our beings? The Fatima Message of our Lady from May-October 1917 still stands and most Catholics do not even know about it. THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA is THE PEACE PLAN FROM HEAVEN! The MERCY MESSAGE given to St. Faustina by Jesus Himself in 1930’s still stands! Messages to St. Catherinee of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, Sr. Josefa Menendez, Sr. Consolata Bertrone, Bl. Wm. Joseph Chaminade, St. Padre Pio, St. John Paul II, St. John XXIII in our own time cry out for souls to Repent, Repair, Renew and be counted among the saints personally and communally. Call in, ask a question, add a comment to be a part of this Spirit filled program of concern and compassion for the Hearts of Jesus and Mary which are so much ignored and set aside in neglect and abuse. Do you console the Heart of Jesus? Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr.Michael Gaitley, MIC (Marian Helper; Marians of The Immaculate Conception priest of The Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA will be discussed along with the works of St. Faustina and the others mentioned above and beyond.

April 21, 2014 – “The Church of Mercy”

“The Holy Father just released a book entitled “The Church of Mercy.” In this particular conversation, Mark and Frances begin a series of discussions on the importance of the message of Mercy in the Church today. They begin by focusing on the upcoming event of Divine Mercy Sunday, and then move forward in time to both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II and what they both had to say about the gift of Mercy that we receive from God. They then discuss our current Holy Father’s book about Mercy, and one of the sources of his inspiration for this book, a certain German Theologian and Cardinal named Walter Kasper, who himself wrote a book simply titled “Mercy.” It is a book that our Holy Father Francis strongly endorsed and from which he drew a great deal of insight for his own book. Mark and Frances go on to discuss a number of Saints, including St. Therese of Lisieux, and Saint Faustina, and what they had to say about God’s great Mercy. This is a message which is so important for us to hear today, especially in light of a world that so often struggles with the loss of Hope and the onslaught of despair. Mark and Frances will continue this important message through the Easter Season.”

July 22, 2013 – Joan and David Maroney, Mother of Mercy Messengers

Guest Host, Annie Karto, dialogues with Joan and David Maroney, Directors of “Mother of Mercy Messengers”, about “Divine Mercy for America”, an outreach program of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception wherein people of faith engage in praying for mercy upon our country as did St. Faustina for her country, Poland.

April 5, 2013 – Divine Mercy Sunday ‚Äď St. Faustina

Joe talked about St. Faustina, Divine Mercy Sunday and the Plenary Indulgence that is attached to it.

March 6, 2013 – Fr.Tom Alkire, O.C.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.; OCDS, and Carmelite priest Fr.Tom Alkire, O.C. Associate Pastor of St. Raphael’s Parish in Los Angeles CA discuss The Precious Blood of Jesus and Our Lady of The Precious Blood; The Spirituality of the Precious Blood; Healing and the Precious Blood of Jesus, Eucharistic Adoration; Experiences and Messages of Jesus and Mary to Saints and Mystics regarding the Precious Blood of Jesus, , e.g. St. Faustina, St. Gertrude the Great, Josefa Menendez and the relationship of the Precious Blood and The Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

February 20, 2013 – Gordon Deery

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Gordon Deery of Montreal, Canada, about founding and directing The International Holy Face Association; The Shroud of Turin, The Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus, and the meaning and importance of Pope Benedict XVI designating 2013 as The Year of Faith. Discussion focuses on how we need to continue to grow spiritually, living and sharing the meaning and importance of the Year of Faith, and The Holy Face Promises given to Bl. Maria Pierina de Micheli of The Daughters of the Immaculate Conception of Milan, Italy and Buenos Aires; the blessings being realized through devotion and wearing The Holy Face Medal and devotion of St. Therese of Lisieux to The Holy Face of Jesus. We are called upon in this time to share the knowledge, love and; increasing prayers of reparation and reconciliation as disciples of Jesus under the Mantle of Our Lady of The Holy Face equipping us with WISDOM and spiritual weapons of prayer and sacramentals in the Year of Faith and The New Evangelization. For more information, newsletter, books, etc, see www.holyface.com.

December 5, 2012 – Fr. Tom Alkire, OC

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.

PENTECOST – May 23, 2012

FRANCESCA  AND FRIENDS  Wednesday May 23, 2012

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)

   

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.

May 7, 2012 – Devotion to the Holy Face Part 1

This particular program picks up on the series of Devotion to the Holy Face.¬† Mark and Frances trace the history of this devotion within the Church, and then outline some of the key events which led to its reinstitution on a number of occasions.¬† They also provide specific details on the lives of Sr. Mary of St. Peter, the Carmelite nun of Tours who received revelations from the Lord on this devotion, and also, Leo Dupont, who actively practiced the devotion for years, after Sr. Mary’s death, and long before it received official Papal recognition.

April 16, 2012 – Divine Mercy and the Carmelites, Part One

“Carmelite Conversations” Host Frances Harry welcomes guest, Deacon Russell Baldwin to the program. ¬†The topic for this program is the “Divine Mercy Devotion” and the Carmelites. ¬†We discussed the 5 forms of Devotion to Divine Mercy as presented to St. Faustina from her Diary, now published and available to the public (“Divine Mercy in My Soul: the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska”). ¬†Our conversation continued with a comparison of St. Faustina with the well-known Carmelite, St. Therese of Lisieux, who sang the mercies of the Lord in her manuscripts which were compiled and put into book form, known as “Story of a Soul” by St. Therse of Lisieux.

Divine Mercy in My Soul – April 11, 2012

Francesca reviews  Divine Mercy in My Soul   chronicling daily entries in the Diary by  St. Faustina Kowalska who Jesus revealed His plan to offer His Mercy to individuals  and the world, through the Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy and establishing  Divine Mercy Sunday on the Sunday after Easter. Why is this Mercy Devotion so important for our time and all time?  Call in to discuss the Diary and your experience with the Mercy Devotion. Great graces flow from the Mercy Devotion.

LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY – April 10, 2012

LIVING IN THE TIME OF MERCY 
 Francesca   focuses on St. FAUSTINA Kowalska, The Mercy Message from Jesus related  to St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland;  A professed Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy;  The Diary of St. Faustina; What Jesus  wanted of her;  her messages from Jesus, and prayers given to her, her thoughts, doubts and joys and what they mean for us.  What about the  Mercy Novena and Chaplet and its importance for our time?  What is happening in your area for Mercy Sunday and what will be happening at The  Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA.  Why Mercy? What  are you doing to remember and  share in the  Passion of Jesus?

April 9, 2012 – Devotion to the Holy Face – Part 1

This program began a four part series on the Devotion to the Holy Face.¬† This remarkably powerful devotion was actually instituted by Veronica when she wiped the face of Jesus as He climbed to His crucifixion on Calvary.¬† The program goes on to discuss four other instances in the history of the Church where this Devotion either gained great popularity or was actually re-instituted by Christ.¬† The first was in the early 1840’s through the revelations to a Carmelite Sister named Mary of St Peter.¬† The promises and the power of this devotion were offered to combat both blasphemy and the sins against the holy day of Sunday.¬† The devotion was then reintroduced by St Therese of Lisieux around the late 1800’s, again in the mid 1940’s¬†through an Italian¬†Mother Pierina of the Immaculate Conception, and finally, in our own time through a man name Gordon Deery in Montreal, who carries on this world-wide ministry even today.

Living in The Time of Mercy – August 30, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Living in The Time of Mercy focusing on the messages of St. Faustina received from Jesus of Mercy and how important Trust is in our lives. What are the results of doubting the promises made by Jesus? Can we really console Jesus? Why is this necessary? Fr. Michael E. Gaitley,MIC writes all about this in his new book Consoling the Heart of Jesus; A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius published by Marian Press; Stockbridge, MA. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Baked Ziti with Fresh Tomatoes, Pepperoni and Mozzarella.

The Mercy Messages – May 3, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED¬†discusses¬† The Mercy Messages as written by St. Faustina; The Mercy Novena , The importance of¬† Mercy Sunday; the writings as dictated by Jesus of Mercy to¬†¬† St. M. Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and¬† the¬† importance of heeding the teachings given to us through her¬† by Jesus of Mercy. Francesca reads from the Messages and comments on their effect on our lives; Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. This week, Francesca shares her family’s favorite recipe for Pasta with Creamy Ricotta .¬†Send a SASE to Francesca at P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† recipes and¬† Easter Ricotta Rice Pie. “THROUGH THE TUMMY TO THE HEART” EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY;¬† Italian Soul Food Sprinkled with Evangelization.¬† On the Second Tuesday of each month Francesca highlights¬† a different Ethnic Group, its traditions, customs and foods. ‚Ķ..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.

Divine Mercy

Radio Maria will be broadcasting the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Mass live from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA on Sunday May 1. The broadcast will begin at 3pm central (4pm eastern) with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and will include the celebration of the Mass. Tune in for this special broadcast in celebration of God’s divine mercy and the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

The Polish – April 12, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED  talks with Danuta Romanowski and Carol Svisco saluting Poland and Polish Americans, their faith and fortitude through tragedy and triumph, the good, the sad and the jubilation and how Catholicism and their deep abiding  faith  has brought them to the now. Discussion  about the history of Poland,  Catholic Church, traditions, foods, St. Faustina, the Mercy Devotion, Pope John Paul II Beatification on Mercy Sunday and the effect of all these on the world. Polish Lenten and Easter traditions, customs and foods are shared.

Women of Faith -March 30, 2011

Part III: Women of Faith: Great Women Religious and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; His Passion and Love for Humanity/ Mary of Agreda:Mystical City of God: Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Jack Davis discuss Part Three of an ongoing series on Women of Faith: Great Women Religious and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, His Love and Passion for Humanity which focuses on women religious of various Religious Orders who were favored by the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus appeared to them or they experienced locutions to bring them His graced lessons relating His Great Love and Mercy for humanity which they accepted to share in His Passion. The series includes The Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great ; Sr. Josefa Menendeza The Way of Divine Love; St. Faustina, (Diary of St. Faustina), St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque (The Sacred Heart Devotions) and other Women of Faith and how their revelations deliver the message of Love from the Heart of Jesus; how they are similar but different and still viable for our day. See programming link on www.radiomaria.us for Encore times The ongoing Francesca and Friends Women of Faith and Sacred Heart of Jesus Series will be available for your listening and personal or group study on the Radio Maria Archives of Francesca and Friends at www.radiomaria.us

Women of Faith: St. Gertrude the Great – March 02, 2011

Francesca Franchina and Jack Davis discuss St. Gertrude the Great; Her Life and Revelations: Part Two  of a five part series on Women of Faith: Five Great Women Religiousfocusing on women religious of various orders who were favored by the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus appeared to them and  brought them His graced lessons of His Great Love and Mercy which  they accepted to share in His Passion.  St. Gertrude the Great, Sr. Josefa Menendez   (Way of Divine Love) Mary of Agreda (Mystical City of God). St. Mary Faustina, (Diary of St. Faustina) and St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque (The Sacred Heart Devotions)  are featured  and how their revelations are alike but  the message of Love and the Heart of Jesus is different, but still viable for our day.