Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dear Apostles of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,It is a great privilege, honor and joy to be united with you in this cosmic battle for souls! Through your very kind donations, prayers, zeal, sacrifice and love, you are reaching out to millions of souls enriching their lives and giving Mary to those who are hungry, persecuted and dying. You are the hidden and humble souls serving the Queen of Heaven; the unseen and unsung hero’s providing what is needed on the front lines of battle to ensure victory. Thank God for your enthusiasm, dedication and generosity. We could not do anything without your help. Yours is a mission that lives on throughout Eternity!

Each of us has a vital role to play in order to stay the hand of atheistic materialism which seeks to overtake the Church, Family and Nation. The enemy of souls proclaims structural reform, democracy and peace, when they mean enslavement, dictatorship and the uprooting of all that is supernatural. We live in times very much like those which existed when Ven. Pauline Jaricot lived, in the wake of the French Revolution. These turbulent times were fraught with false teachings, persecution, lies and deceit. Religion was outlawed, churches were being shut down, schools were closed, materialism and moral decay abounded. Priests and religious were hunted down and the family unit was in collapse. Ven. Pauline conceived the idea of the Living Rosary to be a powerful force to save the Church in her beloved France and restore the Faith in all its purity. We battle now to preserve the Faith in the whole world as the revolution today is universal!

When we pray the Rosary, we are wielding the most powerful weapon in the whole world, more powerful that an atomic bomb! And, we are united in doing it, united in the prayer of the Holy Rosary and united in our intention for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! When the victory is won, and it will be won, there will be an end to abortion and to all sin. United in the Heart of Mary, there will be peace upon earth and Christ the King will once again reign over families, Nations, governments and the whole world.

Thank you so much for your heroic efforts day after day, week after week, year after year! May God bless you all most abundantly in time and throughout all Eternity!

Let us persevere in the glorious mission the Mother of God has bestowed upon us!


Patti Melvin

Let us pray for one another!

(Edition 1899)

By Pauline-Marie Jaricot
Foundress of the Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary

It was at St. Vallier that Pauline Marie Jaricot, age 18, in a day and a night, composed this booklet. Cardinal Villecourt wrote concerning this work: “Of a brilliant and vivid imagination, Pauline Marie Jaricot consecrated to God from her earliest youth all the gifts of her mind and heart. This little work was done when she had barely emerged from childhood, yet it breathes the fire of Divine Love with which she was already enflamed. After being examined by ecclesiastical authority, it was judged irreproachable. I was apprehensive lest such a precocious success should be hurtful to her at such a young and impressionable age. The Divine Master reserved for His young servant salutary preservations against pride by sending her the heaviest trials.” What was written of the world and Church in Pauline’s time can easily be said of the Church universally in the 20th Century.

“In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Who am I, Lord, to undertake to speak of the Sacrament of Thy Love? Many times I have tried, so many times, as I have been fascinated by the brightness of Thy marvels. Yet, I have remained mute without being able to express anything. Will I be stronger today? Will I be silent for having too much to say? I venture to hope that You will be the fire of my expressions, the intelligence of my spirit, the love of my heart, the support of my weakness and that, hence, I will be able to faithfully accomplish Thy designs. O Mary, throne of Wisdom, it is between your arms and in the shadow of your protection that I will establish the Sun of Justice! I again put my hand in yours. Guide it to the desires of the Spirit of Truth.

And you, Angel, faithful Guardian of my days, whose charity interests itself in my least action, deign to stay by my side to sustain my weakness so that the magnitude of the task will never weaken my courage.

Holy Church, O my tender Mother, if I dare to speak of the most precious Treasure that you have received from your celestial Spouse, it is with sentiments of the most perfect submission to all that you teach by the voice of legitimate pastors; it is at the light of the Divine Torch that you carry before us, that I enter into the sanctuary of Divine Love, persuaded that the most vile instruments in the Hands of God, are the most proper to manifest His Wisdom.”



Saint ‘Little Thérèse’ says ‘True love is nourished by sacrifice. The more the soul denies itself, the stronger is its tenderness.’

Love is the oil with which we replenish our lamps during the night-watches of our lives. These are the times when the soul surrenders all to God. In the midst of the surrender, her light is lost in the Divine Light. Christ alone now lives and shines within her. “He must increase, while I must decrease.” (St. John, III: 30)

This was the secret power of St. John the Baptist. Jesus acknowledged St. John’s success when He told the people that John was “a burning and a shining light.” (St. John, V:35) Let us gladly seize every opportunity for self-sacrifice. How patiently does our dear Lord wait for our attention and our love! Let us refuse Him nothing!


Just as our dear Saint ‘Little Thérèse’ showered her Beloved Lord with the loving caresses of self-sacrifice, so also should we. Our dear Lord wills that we behave in regard to Him as little children. ‘Sicut Parvuli’ (‘just as little ones’) is the expression Our Lord uses in the Gospel with touching insistence:

“I assure you, unless you change and become like little children, you will not enter the Kingdom of God.” (St. Matthew, XVIII: 3)

“Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them. It is to just such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.” (St. Mark, X: 14)

The Lord God inclines with more love toward the soul whom He sees as the least. He says in the Book of Proverbs: “As a mother caresses her child, so I will comfort thee. I will carry thee upon My bosom and I will cradle thee upon My knees.” (cf. Isaiah, LXVI, 13)

The duties of our state in life contain the whole of God’s Will for us. We have no other guide for ourselves but to know with certainty that these duties are, without a doubt, God’s Will for us. Without this knowledge, we would get nowhere in our lives, because we are as changeable as the skies, and as drifting as the tides.

The KEY of my heart is my will.
It is this KEY that I must give to God!

‘Thy Will be done!’ is the prayer of a spouse. By these words, we, who are followers of Jesus, are also spouses of Jesus. We surrender everything to Him and it is this very surrender of everything that becomes the proof of our love. Our Lord approaches us, with burning desire, as the loving Spouse of our souls, and this is the only offering that we can give Him which is worthy of Him – this surrender by which we become entirely His. We lose ourselves and we gain Christ. Only thus can the soul say: I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me!

This is the prayer, then, which unites the soul to her Lord, her dear Spouse. “Some will follow Jesus to the eating of the bread,” says The Imitation of Christ, “But very few will follow Him to the drinking of the Chalice.”

The true spouse of Christ must never be dismayed at the thought of great personal sacrifice. We must always know and remember that He, in His own time, will flood our souls with joy and consolation, just as water floods the thirsty land.

We, who give God our will, give God our all, for our will is all that we have which solely belongs to us, to say, ‘Thy Will be done!’ is but another way of saying, ‘Come in, Lord Jesus!’ when the soul hears the knockings of Divine Love. Our only happiness here on earth is to make it our duty ever to find delight in living well the life that Jesus appoints for us. If we do this, we are giving Him the many caresses of loving sacrifices!

It is only in this life that we can merit!

He always wins who sides with God,
To him no chance is lost.
God’s Will is sweetest to him
When It triumphs at his cost.

All that He blesses is our good,
And unblest good is ill.
All is right that seems most wrong,
If it is His Sweet Will.

“Let me cling tightly to you forever, O my loving God! Surround me with thorns, if need be, so that I may live very close to Thee. Then, do with me as Thou wilt. Spare me nothing, Lord, I long for Thee to get as much from me as Thou desire!”

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