Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,Thank you so much for your very kind donation which is a grand help for our work with the missions of the world at this extremely critical time. We would all love to see the Peace of Christ reign in our Nation, Church and Home. We are reminded by Pope Saint Pius V of the root cause of these evils which surround us: “All the evils of the world are due to Lukewarm Catholics.” We must become saints, this is the only solution!

How is it we have so little peace of soul? Sanctity eludes us. Why? The secret of holiness is constant prayer. It is the work of a lifetime and requires our determined effort and cooperation with God’s Sanctifying Grace through the Sacraments. If we are to have robust spiritual health, we must develop these seven daily habits: The Morning Offering, Spiritual Reading, the Rosary, Holy Communion, Mental Prayer, the Angelus and daily Examination of Conscience. These seven habits must take priority in our lives for they are more important than meals, sleep, work or recreation.

Conquer yourself from the very first moment of the day. Set a time to rise and do so promptly without giving a moment to laziness. Make your Morning Offering. Spend 15 minutes in quiet prayer. This is your quality time with God when you open up to Him. At the same time acquire the habit of listening carefully and prayerfully. “Without Me, you can do nothing.” Attend Holy Mass daily, if possible. Discover the changes in your life needed to make this a reality. Make frequent Spiritual Communions. Spend 15 minutes each day reading spiritual books: My Daily Bread, Imitation of Christ, True Devotion or Lives of the Saints. Pray the Angelus at 6 a.m. – 12 noon – 6 p.m. This is a lovely custom which brings to mind the Incarnation and Resurrection of Our Lord. Pray the Rosary every day. The benefits of the Rosary are life-changing and defy description. Examine your conscience before bedtime. Find a quiet place and review your day in God’s presence. Make a sincere Act of Contrition.

There is time in your day for these habits and, if you are sincere, you can find it. Never be discouraged, incorporate them gradually. In these good habits, you will find peace of soul and achieve sanctity.

Have Courage, dear Child of Mary, by the Grace of God, we can become perfect!

Patti Melvin

The Immaculate One is the Mother of Holy Church,
The Mother of God, The Mother of all Mankind!

Pauline-Marie Jaricot had a tender devotion to the Virgin Mary. Since her conversion, she consecrated herself entirely to Mary on the Hill of Notre Dame de Fourviere in 1816. All her life, she remained under the maternal protection of God’s Mother. In life and in death, these words were on her tongue and in her soul, she uttered them with her last breath: “Mary, O My Mother, I am all Thine!” Pauline’s devotion was based on faith, rooted in the tradition of Holy Mother the Church and impregnated with the unction of the Holy Spirit. Mary is the glory of the Most Blessed Trinity, Its delight, and the masterpiece of Its Hands; beloved daughter of the Father, Mother of the Son and Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Ghost.

Pauline rejoiced knowing that, eternally, Mary is plunged in the ocean of divinity and that all the saints raise their voices in tender union with her Immaculate Heart praising infinitely the Most Blessed Trinity. The Virgin Mary is lost in the ocean of God’s Glory possessing Him alone as her eternal happiness. The glory of the Saints, whose Queen She is, rests like a diadem upon Her head. Yet, Her glance is upon the Sun alone, Her God, whose glory She radiates, in a unique manner, as Her very own.

Pauline had the holy habit of praying three OUR FATHER, three HAIL MARY and three GLORIA in order to thank the three Divine Persons for having pulled from nothingness the august Virgin Mary and filled Her soul and body with so many inexpressible favors. Mary is the glory of Jesus Christ. Mary is embodied in the Incarnate Word. Pauline in her writings insisted upon the unutterable union which exists between Christ and His Mother.

“Do you not understand that the union of the Virgin Mother with Her Son, gave Her the fullness of His divinity, so to speak, which really and truly dwelt within Her body? This Virgin so pure and so perfect is not less united with the Savior’s adorable humanity than with His divinity.” CVR July 1852

It is necessary to specify that the union of the Humanity and Divinity in the Person of the Word is of another nature than Mary’s union to Jesus, which is simply a union of two distinct people. But this union is the deepest and greatest that can exist between a creature and its Creator and Savior. No one was closer to Jesus than Mary, His Mother. This very thought gave Pauline great joy. Mary sought only the glory of God. At the foot of the Cross, She presented Her Son to the Father, and became the Mother of the Church. It was here, Her Heart was opened wide with the lance of compassion, and She gave birth to us. We are truly Her children. Never had Her Son appeared worthier of love than in this moment, crucified and the object of universal hatred. Mary knew more keenly than anyone His immense Love and the price He paid to be loved. The love that burned in the Heart of Mary was animated all the more by the sight of such tenderness. In this moment, Christ surprised Mary by obliging Her to turn Her immense tenderness toward us for love of Him: ‘O Woman! I see in you the most tender and deep affection for Me, profound and strong. You must turn it henceforth on My Church, on My children that are here in the person of John! I want you to look at them as I see them, I give you the same rights and duties over them as are Mine, turn to them now with this love you feel, they are Your sons!’ CRV Sept. 1847

These words melted the Heart of Mary and, with them, our dying Lord opened His Heart of Fire, and the most tender and generous charity for all of mankind descended into the Heart of Mary! It surrounded Her entirely, penetrated Her completely and filled Her wholly. This profound sentiment of maternal love that the powerful Word of God had imprinted upon Her Heart has never weakened. When we invoke Mary’s name under the title of Mother, it reminds Her of Calvary, and Her Heart is opened to us. She feels for us only love and tenderness.

What does Mary expect from us, Her children? She desires for us to prevail over Her Heart and ask Her for all that we need. Her wardrobe is open to us that we might don ourselves with Her richest garments and wear Her diamonds and jewels, that is to say, the merits and graces which were left to Her for our inheritance. Mary is glorious, for Her there are no more tears or pain, but She loves to reminiscence like a soldier back home about his victories on the battlefield. While assumed into Heaven, She leaves to Her children on earth Her inheritance, the merits of Her sorrows, in which to dress themselves. Every time, we compassionate the mysteries of Her sufferings, we enter Her wardrobe and take out the adornments of our Mother and clothe our souls in Her merits.

A most excellent way to pray to Mary is the devotion of the Holy Rosary. By the Rosary, we are initiated into the Life of Jesus and Mary. We live the mysteries as we contemplate them using the prayers that Holy Mother the Church puts on our lips.

The PATER NOSTER and AVE MARIA are the manna of the Church, which descend from Heaven. This divine harp has really only two strings, yet the sounds that a loving and devoted soul will draw from them multiply and vary infinitely. (CVR Jan. 1946)

Our devotion to the most holy Virgin Mary is a sea of love on which our vessels will never meet with shipwreck and which will always lead us safely to port. Devotion to the very holy Virgin Mary is a beneficent dew that impregnates the earth in times of draught. Devotion to the very holy Virgin Mary is a fountain gushing forth, which brings abundance and fertility to Zion.

By deep and continuous meditation on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary, I understood the glory that was received by the Father through the least action of the Incarnate Word, and the super abundant reparation that one drop of the Blood of Jesus Christ, one tear, one sigh alone, rendered to Justice in order to wipe out and repair the sins of mankind. (V t 1 p. 270)

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 $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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