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Alexis Walkenstein 2018-06-06T20:07:44+00:00

Alexis is the new host of the Mary’s Touch Radio Program. She will lead the new evangelization of the award-winning, inspirational radio program designed to bring a greater understanding of Mary, to remind everyone of the Blessed Mothers loving presence in the lives of humanity, and to help people everywhere recognize the healing grace she still brings to this world.

“For ten years, Mary’s Touch Radio Show has featured countless stories of Catholic Marian devotion, and that foundation has paved the way for a new generation to be introduced to the teaching, devotion and reality of Mary’s presence in today’s world,” said Susana Garza, executive director of Mary’s Touch. “We are so grateful to our founder Cheri Lomonte for the apostolate she has built over the past decade and we are excited about the start of our second decade with Alexis leading our radio evangelization.”-Susana Garza, Executive Director

Mary’s Touch – Theology of the Body

This weekend we are sharing again on this week’s Mary’s Touch Radio Program.   
  • Bill Donaghy has worked in the fields of mission and evangelization since 1999. In October of 2000, he was chosen to represent his country in a special tribute for the Jubilee of Missionaries in Rome. With 11 other missionaries from around the world, he was given a simple cross by St. John Paul II and called by the Holy Father to “bring Jesus back to your country.”  
  • He is filled with a passion for his faith and dedicated to spreading the joy of the New Evangelization. Through his work with the Pontifical Mission Societies, Bill has given hundreds of talks on the Catholic Faith to young people throughout the greater Philadelphia area and beyond.  
  • Bill worked for nearly a decade teaching theology at Malvern Preparatory School as well as Immaculata University, while giving talks, retreats, and conferences for the Theology of the Body Institute. He has recently entered full time work for the Institute as an instructor for the Certification Program, an international speaker, and curriculum specialist. www.tobinstitute.org  
  • He has given talks and retreats to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women, and the lay faithful throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia and Papua New Guinea.  
  • He and his wife, Rebecca, live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with their four children.


By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Marys Touch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mary’s Touch – Abby Johnson

This week we welcome back a special guest on the Mary’s Touch program:
  • Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her fellow workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis. She soon was saved by Side Walk Angels who hel 

    ped Abby get out of where she was working.

  • Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 150 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and five precious children.
  • Author of UnPlanned is the story of Abby Johnson’s journey from director of a local Planned Parenthood center to advocate for “the other side of the fence.” It’s harrowing and heart-rending, an up-close-and-personal encounter with the inside workings of an organization made up of many people who truly do want to help women. The journey Johnson makes involves a change of heart that spoke to the path I took from pro-choice to pro-life. I found, within these pages, an experience common to many, one that travels from both one spectrum of belief to another, but also one that finds maturity and hope instead of despair.

  • AND now her book is turned into a movie and in theaters in the Spring https://www.unplannedfilm.com/ 


By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Marys Touch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mary’s Touch – Rosario Rodriguez

Mary’s Touch Affiliates: 
This weekend we have a very special and amazing story on this week’s Mary’s Touch Radio Program.   
  • Rosario Rodriguez shares her powerful story of miraculously surviving two violent crimes and her journey of discovering healing and peace in forgiving her assailants, finding worth in her brokenness, and joy in suffering.
  • She grew up in Michigan. Starting in her high school years, she has spent most of her life working in many capacities with different Catholic ministries from inner-city youth, campus ministry, pro-life, CCD/RCIA, and the poor and the homeless in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. 
  • When she first moved to Los Angeles she worked in Hollywood at Act One, an organization training Christian writers and producers to work in the mainstream entertainment industry. 
  • Now, she travels everywhere, sharing her amazing story with thousands of people including gang members with the LAPD for Operation Cease Fire and a victim awareness program at a high maximum security prison.
  • Rosario resides in Los Angeles with her husband and is passionate about her faith, family, football, and Latin dancing. Her love language is chocolate. And She enjoys watching Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. She is still a dedicated Detroit Lions fan who believes that despite all of their challenges they will someday rise up and win the Superbowl!
By | January 1st, 2019|Categories: Marys Touch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mary’s Touch – Christmas Special Edition

During this week on the Mary’s Touch Radio Show lets do some “Throw Back Stories” and share the “Christmas Special Edition”. During this wonderful time of the year, the Christmas Season, we are featuring four beautiful stories.
Christmas Stories:
* Paula reminds us it is not always easy to see answers to prayers even if they appear at our window.

* Jean and her family enjoyed Christmas in Italy until they are at the airport and cannot all get back home.  Then a miracle happens!

* Stacy’s daughter passed away several years before. It is now Christmas Eve and God gives her an answer to her prayers.

* Janet almost missed Christmas until Mary asked her if she would like to see the baby.

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Marys Touch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mary’s Touch – Thanksgiving

This weekend we will replay Sister Nancy Usselman on this week’s Mary’s Touch Radio Program.   
  • Sister Nancy Usselman, FSP, grew up in St Louis, the third of four siblings. She was a passionate soccer player, playing year round. She met the Sisters through her older cousin who always wanted to be a nun since the third grade. Her cousin visited a Pauline Books & Media Center and, while she was gawking at them from behind a bookshelf, one of the sisters invited her to a day of recollection. She answered, “Can I bring all my cousins?” So, young Nancy went along with her four cousins to keep them company, since she was not interested in being a Sister. But after she met the Daughters and saw that they preached Jesus through movies, music, and books, she realized, “That’s the kind of nun I would want to be.” After finishing high school, Sr. Nancy and her cousin entered together. Nancy was 17 years old, and her family didn’t expect her to stay. Surprisingly, her cousin left after three months, got married, and now has 8 children…and Sr. Nancy stayed!


By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Marys Touch, Uncategorized|0 Comments