Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, First Week of Second Sunday After Easter 2013

Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,Your very generous and thoughtful donation has reached us safely and our hearts are filled with the deepest gratitude. War abounds; sickness, persecution and suffering of every kind plague humanity from the poor hamlet to the palaces of the world. We cannot continue our lives and hope for health and prosperity until we give God first place! Your sacrifice is the hope of the world. May God reward you abundantly and give you the courage to fight on!

We must realize that to work for the salvation of souls without, directly or indirectly, partaking in the Sacrifice of the Savior of the world, is imagination pure and simple. Sacrifice wins by force of example. From the beginning, Christ demanded this of His disciples. There is no single corner of the earth where the Kingdom of God was founded without meeting resistance. Christ taught us what was necessary to ensure the salvation of the world by His words and by His example. He prayed for us and so we must apostolize our brethren by praying for them. But, the chief instrument He used to save souls was the CROSS. If we understand our mission as saviors of souls with Christ Our Savior, we must accept the cross and even seek it. It is the whole Christ that must save the world; since we are one with Christ and are living members of the whole Christ, we have a mission to fulfill. We must conquer self and, then, conquer the world for Christ!

Christ did not attribute the suffering and ignominy of His Passion to the Jews who accused Him, nor to Judas who betrayed Him, nor to Pilate who condemned Him, nor to the soldiers who ill-treated and crucified Him, nor to the devil who incited them all, though they were the immediate causes of His sufferings and demise, but to God His loving and beloved Father Whose Wisdom is always shown in the right proportion between the means He employs and the end He has in view. The Will of God is our sanctification!

Patti Melvin
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The Propagation of the Faith is the mission of Christ upon earth, born of His merciful Heart which is crushed by the sins of mankind. Christ’s Most Precious Blood poured into the Heart of Pauline that it might be spilled out upon us all. The Propagation of the Faith had its origin in God. Pauline was given the first impulse to work it, develop it, shelter it as an immolation and return it to the Church, fertile and abundantly fruitful. This being done, she went into retirement for three years to pray and deepen the mystical life of her soul. In 1826, she founded her second great work, the work of her heart – the prestigious LIVING ROSARY. The Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary were the two greatest works of the Church in the 19th Century, and the very first organizations of the Church in France, Switzerland, Belgium and America, after the devastation of the French Revolution. They are the very fruit of the blood of Martyrs! In 1827, the Living Rosary was officially blessed by the Nuncio in France, Cardinal Lambruschini, who became its protector. Pope Gregory XVI in two formal briefs gave the Living Rosary his approval – Jan.27 and Feb. 2, 1832.

The Living Rosary experienced immense success in every class of society. Henceforth, until her death, Pauline’s life was dominated by the Living Rosary. For a period of thirty years, this simple yet hugely fertile Association was her uncontested domain and personal success. She managed its work alone. Lorette, her home, was the Center. She was helped by two chaplains and a few companions, the Daughters of Mary. In Pauline’s day, souls had grown cold and the Faith itself was threatened. It was vital to awaken in society supernatural values. How could this be done? Pauline turned to Our Lady of the Rosary. Many times, the Church had recommended the Holy Rosary to revive devotion, appease the wrath of God and produce the fruit of virtue in souls. Sadly, this devotion had fallen by the wayside and was left to the old and unlettered. It was looked upon as the prattle of superstition. But, Pauline knew it was the Gospel, the history of the Life of Christ and His Mother, a book open to all, the fruit of which is the Love of Christ and consolations in abundance. She wished to make it agreeable to the masses. Under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, she adopted the means which had proved so enormously successful with the Propagation of the Faith: PRAYER, PENNY and PROPAGATION. Groups of fifteen were launched. Every person committed to praying a Decade of the Rosary for an intention common to all. She linked the spiritual inspiration to a practical organization. Fifteen hearts united, forming 150 Roses as a Crown for Jesus through Mary. A union of hearts – a UNIVERSAL spiritual Family! Each member was linked invisibly but, united, they prayed the whole Rosary, and all of them gained the merits of each Rose! Pauline likened them to 15 coals: some were cold, some poorly lit and a few were on fire. Brought together and fanned with prayer, these smoldering embers would become an INFERNO! She asked each member to bring in 5 other members. The groups of 15 increased with an unbelievable speed.

Pauline wished to animate all peoples into a huge colossal army of prayer. She desired to set fire to the faith of all Christians. Bad books abounded, injecting souls with their poison and plunging the faithful into lukewarmness. This Daily Decade, five minutes of prayer each day with meditation on the Life of Christ, could not help but warm and vivify the hearts of men and thus produce the fruit of salvation. She challenged her associates by proposing the great universal and missionary intentions of the conversion of sinners, preservation of the Faith and its propagation in all the world, and the exaltation of Holy Mother the Church.


Pauline was the Mother of the Living Rosary and its queen. She exercised influence without measure. Through her letters, her circulars and personal interviews, she communicated the super-abundance of her spiritual life. Pauline transmitted the fire which consumed her, to others. The magnificent work of the Living Rosary triggered a true spiritual renewal of society in the 19th Century. Pauline knew she was nothing of herself, but an instrument in the Hands of God to accomplish His merciful designs. She rejoiced in her nothingness. Absolute self-sacrifice and devotion to others, founded on total oblivion of self and deepest humility was her goal, and the goal she held for her Daughters of Mary. In loving, serving, sacrificing and making Jesus loved and served, she found the only genuine happiness that man can taste upon this earth.

The MISSION of Pauline-Marie Jaricot is ONE with the Church!

The Church by its nature is missionary. The mission of Pauline is Universal. She addresses the entire world. She longs to bring the multitude to Christ through prayer and sacrifice. Her ambition is as immense as the one of Christ Himself.

Pauline never identified herself with anyone of her works. Her vocation is not limited. She never intended to simply “get something done” but she placed herself on a totally different plane. Putting her hand in the Hand of God, she reached out beyond self and sacrificed her whole being that all might be animated and illumined by the Divine Light of Christ. Pauline joined the magnificent vision of St. Paul for the Church:

“You will represent my Church; therefore, I will unite with you by the same union I have united with the Virgin Mary, your unique Mother and Mother of the Church. While devoted to the salvation of all, you will endure everything that the Church will suffer from the impious, and they will exhaust upon you their hate against Her.” (AAL 3, 9, 38)

PAULINE-MARIE JARICOT is the glory of Lyon! PAULINE is the glory of France! (Cardinal Tomko) This great contemplative is the Mother of the Missions. She was God’s instrument to give the Church the admirable works which, today, procure the extension of His reign to the ends of the earth. By her life, we are reminded that intimacy with Christ is the source of all apostolic fertilization. Her profound interior allowed her to carry her heavy cross with love. Pauline confirmed with joy that the ardors of fire which consumed her, the torments which assaulted her and the serious sickness that overwhelmed her for many years, were to prepare her for the sorrows that would befall her one after the other, almost without interruption, from her 40th year to her death. All were nothing compared to the pleasures and glory given to her as God’s servant. Death by Love for all men ~ Holiness, the Triumph of Love!

Pauline gave everything to Christ: her health, her life, her good name, her affections and her fortune, that you and I might have this precious gift of the Living Rosary. Finding her offering acceptable and worthy, Christ gathered up her gifts and so she would perfectly resemble Him, HE PUT HER ON THE CROSS. As a disciple of Christ, Pauline united the two most powerful weapons to conquer the Heart of God and that of man ~ self-sacrifice and charity, without measure, without end! Let not the fire die out. We, who are her children, must go forward with the mighty work of our Mother’s Heart, the very Heart of Christ, and pour out upon all the earth His Most Precious Blood through our Daily Decade.

VIVA! Ven. Pauline-Marie Jaricot, Victim Soul and Apostle, Martyr of Charity!

Share Your Gift of Faith

For centuries, our cherished Catholic faith has been passed from person to person, parent to child, etc. Each of us carries in our heart a special memory of how God first graced us with the knowledge of the faith and how Our Blessed Mother, Saint Philomena, Venerable Pauline Jaricot and other saints changed our lives and brought us closer to Christ.

In our work in the Universal Living Rosary Association, we see first hand how millions of souls are currently living without that knowledge of God and are living outside of His grace. We have been given a beautiful opportunity to carry out Christ’s work and pass on our faith and blessings to others who would otherwise never be introduced to Our Lord, the Savior of all mankind. Just as we pray for the souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them, we should also make it a part of our life’s mission to pass on our faith to as many souls as possible who have no one else to pass it on to them, who don’t know Our Lord and His promise of salvation.

This is the box we send out to the foreign Missions @ $53.95. It contains Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, Cord & Oil, Newsletters, Calendars, Catechism books, 2 TAN books, large color prints, lists and encouragements for our Promoters.

This is the box we send out to the foreign Missions @ $77.95. It contains Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, Cord & Oil, Newsletters, Calendars, Catechism books, 2 TAN books, large color prints, lists and encouragement for our Promoters.

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