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


The parental blessing is as old as humanity. Priests have the authority to bless all the faithful; thus, too, parents have the right to bless their children. Dear Parents, every time, you raise your hands in benediction over your children, you draw down upon them the blessing of God for the good of their bodies and souls. The early Christians, daily, blessed their children with the Sign of the Cross. Your happiness and joy does not consist in wealth, but in having good children. The Sign of the Cross which you make upon your children’s forehead will never be effaced. The blessing will never be lost. No passion will be able to obliterate it completely. The parental blessing effects another great good; it is a sacred bond which unites the father and mother in everlasting fidelity, in perfect love and harmony. The Sign of the Cross, daily, reminds them of the solemn obligation taken before the Altar to remain faithful even unto death.

THE BLESSING: Have your children kneel before you; place your right hand on the head of each as you repeat: GOD BLESS YOU, MY CHILD! Then, you may take holy water, and with the thumb of the right hand, make the Sign of the Cross upon the forehead and lips and breast of the child, saying: “IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST.” The child may answer: “GOD REWARD YOU!”

You may send your blessing to those away from home. The parental blessing may extend over hill and vale, and will rest on the children wherever they may be. Post your blessings in a letter: “Your father and mother bless you.” The blessing maybe given in the evening after night prayers. It may be given oftener; when the child leaves the house for school or on a journey. It should be given solemnly on the day of First Holy Communion, on the wedding day, on a child’s entrance into religion or to a son about to ascend the Altar for the first time. Finally, dear parents, bless your children when lying on your deathbed. You may not be able to bequeath any great possessions to your children, but one thing you can give them: the heritage of your blessing. It is better to be blessed than to be rich!

Fathers! Mothers! Bless you children daily, most especially in these present times when the dangers surrounding the youth threaten their innocence and their Eternal Salvation! I BLESS YOU, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST, THAT GOD MAY BLESS YOU!

COME, Thou, Father of the Poor!
COME, with Treasures which endure!
COME, Thou, Light of all that live!Every good prayer increases a man’s riches in Christ. It is through the Holy Spirit that the blessings of Redemption can be brought to the world and the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus realized. Devotion to the Holy Ghost fills one of the greatest needs in the life of the faithful today. Our times are times of unbelief, in which the father of lies celebrates triumphs in godless, hell-inspired philosophies; but the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth! He can convict the world of sin and justice and judgment. These are times in which infernal hatred separates Nations and classes of men. The Holy Spirit, Who is the Spirit of Love, unites all men as members of the great family of God. Ours are times of unprecedented destruction of spiritual and material values. But, the Creator Spirit Who brought order and beauty into the universal creation at the beginning, Who called into existence the supernatural order of life and light, of love and harmony and peace, can reconstruct the world! He can kindle the Light of Truth in the darkness of ignorance and sin; He can call life out of death. He can spiritualize the minds of men and direct them to divine and heavenly things.

The world desperately needs the Holy Ghost today. We need His Sanctifying Grace that we may live. Do we have family that has wandered from the Church or is in danger of doing so; someone who has not received the Sacraments for many years, or who lives in an invalid marriage, someone whose children need to be baptized? Do we know souls who are infected with the false ideas of modern materialism? Are these not excellent reasons for us to turn to the Holy Spirit for help? The spiritual fruits of a Novena to the Holy Ghost are an increase of Grace, the very life of the soul.

“Seek ye, therefore, first the Kingdom of God and His justice,
And all things shall be added unto you.”

We have prepared a beautiful, full color, 16-page Novena booklet to the Holy Ghost which is truly a spiritual treasure in our day and should be found in every Catholic home. For every offering of $25 made to the ULRA for our missionary work, we will send you, free of charge, this powerful prayer booklet. We pray, it will be the foundation of daily prayer in your home to the Spirit of Truth!


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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 $77.95. 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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