Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TO JESUS THROUGH Mary (continued)


In proof of his assertion that Mary is the means ordained by God through which we receive all good and every Grace, St. Louis Grignion reasons as follows:

First Reason:

Mary alone has found Grace with God, both for Herself and for every child of Adam. The Angel said to Mary, “Thou hast found Grace with God; behold, thou shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shall call His Name, JESUS.”

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort says that God has chosen Mary for His treasurer so that all His Graces and all His gifts pass through Her hands, and no gift is bestowed on men by Heaven except through Her virginal hands. Many doctors of the Church hold the same opinion.

Second Reason:

Mary has given being and life to the Author of all Grace and, on this account, She is called the “Mother of Grace.” In Mary resides the fullness of Grace, Jesus Christ, that She may impart Grace to the members of Jesus Christ, Her true children. This is taught by Saint Bernard and Saint Jerome.

Third Reason:

God the Father, from whom every perfect gift and all Grace comes, in giving His Son to Mary gave Her all His Graces. “God has deposited in Mary the fullness of all that is good,” says St. Bernard, “so that if we have any hope, any Grace, any salvation, we should know that all comes to us by Mary. Take away the sun which illuminates the earth, and what will become of the day? It will vanish with all its brightness, light and blessings. Take away from the vast universe, Mary, the resplendent Star of the Sea, and what will remain but the darkness, shadows of death and total obscurity of spirit? Let us, therefore, venerate Mary with a fervent heart, with deepest affection and with all the desire of our soul, for it is the Will of Him Who willed that we receive all things through Mary. It is His Will, I say, and to our advantage.”

Fourth Reason:

As in the natural order, a child has a father and a mother, so in the order of Grace, a true child of the Church must have God for his Father and Mary for his Mother. If anyone glories in having God for his Father without at the same time having a tender, filial love for Mary, he deceives himself and is still far from the way of truth.

Fifth Reason:

The Holy Spirit, having espoused Mary, produced in Her His Masterpiece, Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word; and as He has never repudiated Her, He continues to produce in Her and by Her, in a real though mysterious manner, His elect, whose names are written in the Book of Life.

Sixth Reason:

Mary has received from God a special dominion over the Children of God. St. Augustine affirms that, during their present life, all the predestined are hidden in the womb of the most holy Virgin in order that they be conformed to the image of the Son of God. Here, they are guarded, nourished and made to grow by that good Mother until She brings them forth to glory after death, which the Church calls the birthday of the Saints. Consequently, as the child draws all its nourishment from its mother who gives it to the child in proportion to its weakness, so, in like manner, do the predestined draw all their spiritual nourishment and strength from Mary.

Seventh Reason:

On the festivals of the Blessed Virgin, the Church applies to Her the words of Holy Scripture contained in Chapter 24 of the Book of Ecclesiasticus: “Let thy dwelling be in Jacob and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in My elect.” It is as though the heavenly Father said to Mary. “My Daughter, let thy dwelling be in Jacob,” that is to say in My elect, typified in Jacob. It is as though God the Son said to Her, “My dear Mother, let thine inheritance be in Israel,” since Israel, the chosen people of the Old Law, typifies the predestined of the Kingdom of Heaven, “Thine inheritance shall be the predestined.” Lastly, it is as though the Holy Spirit said to Mary, “Strike thy roots, My faithful Spouse, in My elect.” Whosoever, then, is elected and predestined for life eternal, has the holy Virgin dwelling with him in his soul; (St. Louis de Montfort does not here infer that Mary is present in our soul as God is present by Sanctifying Grace, but morally present by Her attentiveness to our existence and our needs, and Her cooperation with the Holy Spirit in forming Jesus in our soul.) He is Her inheritance, Her possession, Her entire property. He allows Mary to strike in his soul the roots of Her unshaken faith, Her profound humility, Her all- embracing mortification, Her sublime prayer, ardent charity, firm hope and all of Her other virtues.

Eight Reason:

In Mary, and in Mary alone, God became Man without ceasing to be God. In a similar manner, man also can be spiritually remodeled in Mary and be transformed into God in as far as human nature is capable, through the Grace of Jesus Christ. Mary, together with the Holy Spirit, has produced the most sublime Being whichever was or ever will be, the God-Man; and She will consequently produce the greatest Saints toward the end of time. The most fervent servants of Mary are destined for the time of greatest tribulation.

Dear Mother Patti,Today, the ULRA was introduced to the Parishioners of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Nkolbisson, Yaounde.

The Parish Priest, Father Nicholas allowed us to talk to the people the urgency and importance of Our Lady’s Message at Fatima and the simplicity of the Living Rosary.

After Mass, quite a number of Parishioners followed us outside the Church where we set up our stall. Many adults and children came forward to sign up for their Decades including two religious Sisters who run a girls College. One of the Sisters, Sister Boniface Marie wished to work with us as soon as the school reopens on September 8, 2014.

The children were given Miraculous Medals. We took a large quantity and were able to distribute to all who came forward for it. It is worth noting that the people appreciated the white Medals than the previous ones that changed color.

I hope that you would send us boxes of Rosaries of different colors, Rosary leaflets in English and French, booklets on the Life of St. Philomena and Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot in English as people want to know about their biography. Also, please send St. Philomena Novena leaflets in English and French.

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Hello from the Philippines!

I am Mr. Weldann Panganiban, a teacher in Malabon City. I was invited by Ms. Letty Morales to join the Living Rosary, and be a fervent devotee of St. Philomena. After a miracle which happened in my life, thanks to the Saint’s intercession and that of Our Blessed Mother, I vowed to spread devotion to our dear little Princess, and to her Queen, Queen of the Holy Rosary and Mediatrix of All Graces.

I started with my students at the Immaculate Conception Parochial School, in Malabon City, through a group which we named “9PMers.”

This group is composed of students and teachers who voluntarily offered some of their time to pray to the Lord. Every day, at 9:00 PM, we stop from whatever we are doing and pray for our intentions and that of our family and all those dear to us, most especially, for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, under the inspiration of St. Philomena. They are also enrolled in the Living Rosary, wear the Scapular and cord.

In our faith sharing, they told us how St. Philomena helped them to become good and holy students. Some had their vices stopped, some had good grades in the past quarterly examinations, and some had little encounters with St. Philomena who helped them in many ways.

As I thank God, Our Blessed Mother and St. Philomena for this wonderful grace in the life of our students, I would like to ask for your favorable help with our undertaking. More students are coming, and we have little resources to use. I would like to knock your humble hearts to help these students further their understanding of the importance of prayer and living a holy life.

Thank you, dear Mother Mary and St. Philomena for this blessing you had granted to us! Always pray to God for us! Mahal namin kayo! (We love you!)




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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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