Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dear beloved Associates and Benefactors,The suffering in this world is greater every day. Our glorious mission and prayer of reparation is something very sweet and powerful with God. We must never be discouraged or downhearted. Each and every day, we raise your souls up to God at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and keep you daily in all our devotions and prayers.

Today, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is insulted, spat upon and hated. He is surrounded by indifferentism, modernism and atheism. He has lavished goodness upon us, and we return to Him our hate. If all the world would return thanks to Him, if the whole world would sacrifice itself as a victim of praise, all this would still be very far from what He deserves. The divine Gifts He has given us surpass all that is human and finite. And yet, we thankless creatures are without feeling, without affection, and without gratitude. Man runs withersoever as his interests or passions impel him but, in order to visit Christ, he is unwilling to leave his house or turn aside from a program or forgo a nap. He so little esteems God’s Gifts, and turns from them with a cold heart. Holy Mass is too early and there is no time for vespers. To us, He is a stranger. So little do we think of Him; so little do we care for Him!

Man continues in his sins. How many, by look or gesture or dress, sadden the Angels who surround the Altar. Nowhere are more cruel affronts heaped upon Christ than in this Divine Mystery of the Holy Altar. Though these things are most grievous to His Sacred Heart, they are much less grievous and painful, than those who simply deny Him and blaspheme Him by receiving Holy Communion sacrilegiously. They approach Him while they possess the devil within themselves and cast Him, their God, at the feet of Satan who sits enthroned in their heart. What great consolation our sacrifices make to repair the Honor of God, so injured in many unworthy ways. The chief end of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to atone, so far as possible, for the insults which His Heart receives in the Most Blessed Sacrament of His Love. If we are true disciples of Christ, we must burn with zeal for His glory.

Let us pray for those who wound His Heart. While we patiently await their return, endeavor to do everything possible to show Him honor and love in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. What more could His Heart have done to obtain for us solace in our pilgrimage upon earth and the abundance of all things good! May God forgive us the evils we have done, forget the insults we have offered to His Sacred Heart, and grant us purity of life, that we may repair the past! May He give us fervor of affections that we may return His Love, and persevering fidelity that we might delight His Most Sacred Heart!

Our humble and modest reparation to the Most Holy Eucharist will bring peace to the whole world; its expiatory value is Universal and Eternal!

I impart to you all, my priestly blessing:

+ In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE

Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,We have just received your very generous donation, truly a gift from your heart! No words can express the life and hope your sacrifice gives to those needy souls in mission countries who are poor, sick, persecuted and dying. Their hearts are lifted to Heaven. The visible sky and earth where we live is no more than a passage, a mobile tent pitched for the day, in anticipation of the Hour we will be called from bondage and corruption, and enter into the glory and freedom of the Children of God. Your love makes this Truth a reality for them and instills in their souls a strong Hope, firm Faith and ardent Charity. May God reward you eternally!

We are told by Christ that our lives will be a series of tears, sufferings and of bearing the cross, while the rest of the world will rejoice and make merry. Of course, everyone will have troubles and sorrow, but the life of a good Christian is entirely different from other people; he must make up his mind to suffer and weep in this life, for his tears will earn for him joy and pleasure which are unlimited in extent and duration in the life to come.

From the moment we are numbered among the Children of God, we must take up our cross and never lay it down until the moment of our death. Leave the pleasures and amusements of this life to the children of the world. In our sufferings and persecutions, we will find the greatest means to atone for our sins and the sins of others. In these sufferings, our holy religion offers us consolation and grace that we might not give way to despair. As we travel from house to house, we see planted in each one the Cross of Christ. Some will suffer from the loss of earthly possessions, injustice, sickness or the sorrow of the loss of a loved one. If we feel our pain unbearable and we grumble and complain, we lose all the merit that is contained in the crucible of the cross. Our want of confidence in God, makes us so very unhappy. How unfortunate and full of despair is the life of him who forgets for what purpose God has sent him a cross to bear!

Let us look up to Heaven, withdraw our hearts from the mire of this life, lift up our eyes and see Our Good Father, Who holds ready for us a glorious mansion in His eternal Kingdom of Paradise!

God chastises only to heal;

He sends us suffering only to crown us with Everlasting Glory!

I remain, one with you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Patti Melvin

Let us pray for one another.



Now, let us ponder the saving mission of the Chalice, the Chalice of Salvation, which is offered for the redemption of many. Our souls have been redeemed at a great price. In the Eyes of the Father, we have cost the torrent shed on the Cross, the last drop of the Savior’s Blood: “Thou has redeemed us to God in Thy Blood.” (Apoc.5:9)

The redeeming Blood shed on Calvary is the Precious Blood in the Chalice of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Mass is the same redeeming wonder of Holy Thursday crowned by the miracle of Good Friday. Holy Mass embraces the drama of the cenacle and the divine tragedy of Calvary: The mystical immolation of Holy Thursday and the bloody sacrifice of Good Friday! But the celebrant and faithful can and should realize another marvel which is required of the priest in the Holy Sacrifice, and by those who offer the Divine Victim with him. This moral miracle consists in fulfilling and imitating the “total surrender of Christ to His Father” by a like surrender on their part to the Will of the Father. “Father, into Thy hands, I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46).

To surrender ourselves in this way is to die daily to ourselves, by a slow immolation of abandonment to the Father, to His Will, for His Glory, in union with the surrender of Christ on the Cross and on the Altar. This self-surrender on our part would perfect and crown the sacrifice with Jesus Christ, and like Jesus Christ, as “offerers” who give themselves up and as “victims” who immolate themselves.

There you have the complete celebration of Holy Mass. In effect, we add to the thrice-holy liturgical rite, the total and voluntary gift of ourselves to the Father, through Christ the High Priest, with Christ the Mediator and in Christ the Victim. This complete and integral celebration goes beyond the period of a half hour and extends through the whole day, permeating our very life. As a matter of fact, before, during and after the liturgical celebration of the Altar, we must offer ourselves with a tremendous love and generosity, unceasingly and unreservedly to the Father who has delivered His Son out of love, and to the Word, who out of love for the Father and for us has become a victim! Two Victims in one and the same immolation!

Priests and faithful alike should be firmly convinced that the sacramental rite, divine though it is, will not give us, of itself and with no activity on our part, that spiritual participation in the death of Christ which we assuredly will obtain by our self-surrender and our moral death. If we allow the Lord to offer Himself alone without giving ourselves with Him, we greatly detract from the accidental and exterior glory of the Father, and lose for ourselves an immense treasure that has been laid up for us.

Here, we can apply the axiom which says that while sanctity pre-supposes the prevenient love which we receive freely, in practice it consists in the generous love we give in return. To deliver oneself through Jesus Christ is, then, a greater love of sanctity than the mere acceptance of His gifts. Whoever sets about a life of full and complete submission to the will of God, particularly when it involves a crucifixion after the fashion of Gethsemane and Calvary, is a wise lover who knows how to surrender himself with complete abandon.

When a priest mounts the Altar with these sentiments, he offers the Holy Sacrifice completely, for he is actually living it. Similarly, when a fervent Catholic goes to the Altar rail filled with this spirit, He assimilates the grace of his own sanctification. The thoroughly Christian life is a living Mass!

Here is a great source of consolation for the many souls who sorrow as they yearn for the conversion of someone dear to them. And there are many Christian families with prodigals and publicans. The Christian wife, the model mother, the pious daughter, endure a noble and holy anguish at the sight of a husband, son or father, who being far from God, is nothing but a moral corpse. He works hard to earn money and enjoys life to the full, but he totters on the brink of hell. Death draws near, like a thief in the night, to take him by surprise. His spiritual accounts are far from being balanced!

How many holy souls, fervent religious, zealous priests, go through this same torment at the sight of souls in such danger! What can be done? What secret of mercy will bring about a moral resurrection which is harder to accomplish than the resurrection of Lazarus? To convert an ungrateful and hardened sinner is a greater feat than raising the dead. Can it be done at all?

Yes! With the merciful omnipotence of the Holy Sacrifice! In the balance of justice and mercy, one Mass weighs more than all the good works of the saints put together. We should indeed follow the example of the saints and perform good works, penances, almsgivings and prayers. But to give a miraculous efficacy to these good works let us put them as so many drops of water into the Precious Blood of the Chalice.

Hello Patti,Greetings in the name of Christ! Thank you for the wonderful power pack that I received. The box arrived safely.

On the 1st of June, we had our St. Philomena meeting. I am spreading the devotion of the Living Rosary and, yes, the Wonder Worker, St. Philomena, is doing a lot of miracles. I am sending you photos of the St. Philomena youth group in my parish after Mass. Please ignore the dates are not correct.

The number of enrollments has gone up from 50 to 100 especially the youths. We have our prayer meetings and workshops of the St. Philomena group here in our Kavieng Parish. Please send me the Newsletters, Sacramentals, St. Philomena cord and oil, prayer cards and literatures for my parish for the youth, women and men Catholic Ministry as well as for the Lemakot Parish who has two communities. From my heart, thank you!

Kavieng Parish
New Ireland Province

This child is over two years. She has neither crawled nor walked. She just sits on one side. Her mother asked for the blessed oil of Saint Philomena and has been using it on her child for two months. By the help of God, as you can see, now she has started moving. Her mother is very grateful to God and Saint Philomena. She has added the name “Philomena” to her baby’s name. < Julianna – Sierra Leone, Africa >Glory and love to the Immaculate. May Saint Philomena be known to all the poor, so they can receive her powerful, tender help! Saint Philomena found me a little house to rent and cured my shingles. Please accept this check for a Holy Mass stipend wherever most needed, especially offered by the beautiful Priest in the Ukraine.
< Kathleen – OH, USA >

I am a long-time member of the Universal Living Rosary Association. I wish to report a favor received from Ven. Pauline-Marie Jaricot. I prayed to her for a clean bill of health for my daughter whom the doctors suspected may have a return of breast cancer. Following her tests, she was advised that there was no sign of return of her cancer. Thank you, Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot, Patroness of Souls in Distress!
< Julie, NV – USA >

I wish to share this interesting miracle on the Brown Scapular: Miracles Do Happen

At StPetersList.com, a story was told by a priest in California who arrived at a BBQ with friends for a Youth Adult Ministry Home Mass, when his phone rang and everything changed. He had to drive about 10 miles to a hospital where there was an emergency call. “I drove quickly, thinking that the nurse in charge of the ER, Anne, would be waiting for me. I knew her and her husband and children from the parish. When I walked in, I could see paramedics at the foot of the only occupied gurney there, so I hurried and walked in. “Sorry, Fr. John, you’re too late. He’s gone,” Anne said. She had a lot of compassion, but also understood that I’d come as fast as I could. They were removing wires from an older man.

I noticed that he was wearing a Brown Scapular, one of the old cloth ones. I reached and said, “He’s wearing an old-fashioned Scapular.” When I touched it, there was a beep from a monitor, then another. The nurse, Anne, said, “What did you do?” I said, “Nothing!” She and another nurse jumped to work, reconnecting wires and calling for help. The paramedics stood with their jaws dropped. The patient opened his eyes and said (in an Irish accent), “Oh, good Father! I’ve been waiting for you. I want to go to Confession.”

I nearly fell over. I’d done nothing but seen and touched his Scapular. The next thing I knew, they were working on him. He didn’t get to go to Confession, but I gave him an emergency absolution as they worked. One of the paramedics asked if I was OK and sat me in a chair. A couple of weeks later, the man came to me for Confession and told me that the doctor couldn’t figure out what happened and had to tear up the Death Certificate he’d already started to fill out. The paramedics had come to see him in the hospital and shown him their notes. At the bottom of the page, they’d written the time and place of his death and then in big bold letters had added, “BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE BY GOD.”
< Mary, NY – USA >

Dearest Precious Friend Patti,

Thank you for the beautiful expedition dated June 6, 2014. The materials are so much welcome that you cannot imagine. Thank you for your wonderful prayers which were listened by Jesus and I had a BIG surprise. I read some short leaflets from you to my sick husband, Nick. He was very interested. I anointed him with the St. Philomena Oil because I was sure he can no more live until that morning. But in morning, Nick who did not walk for more than a month, told me, “I wish to go out! Call the doctor to tell her that I want to continue the treatment.” I was totally devastated thinking that I cannot carry him even from the room of our apartment to the taxi. I did not say anything to Nick. I just told to Jesus: “If You, dear Jesus, wish to give more time to Nick to be better prepared for his last confession, You know what to do. I just accept anything You decide and I am ready for anything.”

To my great surprise, Nick washed himself, shaved, asked for clothes and dressed himself and, then, he himself called a taxi. It is incredible! I was really shocked. Even on the stairs, it was not necessary to help him because he used the support of the stair-railing. From here, we have a distance and another 5 steps of stair and we are in the little street where it is impossible for the taxi to come in. So, I offered my arm to Nick and he accepted. He was trembling because of Parkinson and he does not take any treatment for this disease. We directed the taxi driver to the Oncology Clinic.

Nick was investigated. Some analysis was re-analyzed and the doctor was surprised to see a better result than the last month. Incredible!!! She decided to give him another whole week of cytostatic perfusions. (In fact, he was abandoned the last month.

I was permanently with him and I waited hours for the cytostatic treatment to be completed. After a week of treatment, today, Nick wanted to go to town with me to do the grocery. You cannot believe what happened to us! Even me, I think it is not possible but it is a reality! God has given Nick more time and we are very HAPPY for this miracle. Thank You, Lord! Thank you, St. Philomena! Thank you, Patti and all the ULRA members. You are all the hands of GOD. Now, I can understand better, the many precious leaflets you sent to us!

Nick and me, we thank you very much, dear Patti, for your effort in letting us know that we are not alone. YES! Jesus was here all time, exactly as you had written to me. It is true! Thank you for your love and all your attention for us. God reward you abundantly! Nick is very grateful to you!

About the leaflet, DO YOU KNOW, I can say that it is absolutely a great help, because people in this terrible life with so many difficulties, sometimes forget about this very important question. This short and concise leaflet is exactly what is needed in every home. Congratulations for all materials and for all you sent: Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, holy oil, etc. are all welcome as usually. God bless you! We continue to offer all our sufferings to Jesus for the ULRA and I will try to do all I can for this wonderful Living Rosary Family of sisters and brothers! Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
< Monica Opris – ROMANIA >

I have some good news for a change. I have been blessed by this miracle. My mother-in-law regained her faith and was blessed with the Sacrament of Unction twice before she died on March 8, 2014, after a lengthy illness and many prayers.
< Mary, FL – USA >

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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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