Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Time flies by so quickly that the months roll into years. Never are you far from us in thought and prayer. Your love and support have helped us reach mission areas that otherwise would have been neglected. The foundation of this work has been made strong through your incredible charity. Both you and your family are remembered in our every prayer. God love you!

We must take time weekly, if not daily, to examine our homes for signs of demonic influence which can stealthily creep into them through open doors and windows. Use of the horoscope, satanic music, novels and magazines that glamorize the godless, iPod, iPhone, zodiac and charms are ever increasing. Look around you and see that people are pierced, painted, and tattooed: the young and the old, the good and the bad. These signs of the demonic surround us every day. People laugh off the notion of the Power of Evil and consider it trendy to take part in occult practices. The demonic influence which surrounds us today is a very real threat to our families’ spiritual wellbeing. We are called to be holy and without sin in the sight of God. We have been Baptized and Confirmed and, in these Sacraments, we have renounced Satan and all his pomps and works, and the empty promises of his kingdom of darkness.

The evil one can tempt us but he cannot touch us directly unless we open the door for him. He promises to give us special knowledge and powers which he cannot give: magical powers, vision into the future, and dialogue with the spirits of the dead. Horoscopes, Ouija boards, crystal balls, witchcraft, voodoo, good luck charms and hard rock music which glorify Satan, are always dangerous. The New Age Movement, an impersonal energy or force. is a form of pantheism and belongs to the occult. Our homes must be shielded from these influences. We are assaulted by them at every turn: TV, computer, iPod, game station, radio, Nintendo and every popular electronic device. We are not professed religious but as baptized Catholics we possess a mighty power that so often goes unused.

The Power of Prayer is greater than we can ever begin to comprehend! In every family, there needs to be a place in the home where the members come together and pray, an oratory with Crucifix, pictures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, holy water and peace, where all gather together each day as a family: our bulwark against the assaults of Satan, the sanctuary of our Daily Decade for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

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

Let us pray for one another.

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In What the True and Perfect Devotion to Mary Consists

The Blessed Virgin Mary is an excellent and easy means by which to find Grace with God. Only a few Christians have all the necessary qualities for being inflamed with the love of God and obtaining great Graces from Him, but there are none who could not easily obtain these Graces through the Blessed Virgin.

Even sinners should not abandon hope in this regard. “Mary is the hope of sinners!,” says St. Augustine. “Mary is the refuge of the wretched, the aid of the whole world,” declares St. Ephrem. Our Divine Savior willingly grants to Her what we ourselves are unworthy to receive. “Because thou wast unworthy to receive it from God, it was given to Mary that, through Her, thou might receive all thou hast,” St. Bernard tells us. God has made Her the dispenser of His Graces and decreed that Graces should come to us only through Her hands. Let us have tender devotion to the Mother, and soon we will be inflamed with love for Her Son.

In order to mount to God and be united with Him, we should use the same means He employed in descending to us. He came to us through Mary; He assumed our human nature in Mary; He imparted the plenitude of His Grace to Her that She might impart it to us. If God in His eternal Wisdom chose to come to us through Mary, should we hesitate to go to Him in the same way? If Mary found Grace, will we not also find Grace in Mary? True devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is for us the means to find superabundant Grace.

But, there are several kinds of true devotion to Mary, which St. Louis de Montfort restricts to three and, in which, the rest are included. The first is good, the second is better, and the third is by far the most excellent.

The FIRST consists in fulfilling the duties of a Christian in general, avoiding mortal sin and keeping the Commandments of God, more from a motive of love than of fear, in fulfilling the duties of one’s state of life, and in praying from time to time to the Blessed Virgin and honoring Her as the Mother of God, without however having any special devotion or affection toward Her.

The SECOND consists in having for the Blessed Virgin sentiments of highest esteem and love, strong confidence and fervent veneration. This leads one to join Her Confraternities, to pray the Rosary, to honor in a special manner Her images and altars, to take delight in listening to Her praises, etc. This devotion is holy and praiseworthy, well adapted to withdraw us from creatures and to detach us from ourselves, in order to unite us more closely with Jesus Christ.

The THIRD devotion, which is known and practiced only by chosen souls, is that which I am about to disclose to you, beloved friend, says St. Louis de Montfort. It consists in giving ourselves entirely to Mary as Her slaves and as Her full possession that, through Her, we may belong wholly to Jesus Christ; and, in such a manner, that we do all our actions WITH Mary, IN Mary, THROUGH Mary and FOR Mary, with the intention that we may be able to do them more perfectly with Jesus, in Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus, for the glory of the Heavenly Father.

Hence, De Montfort says: “Entrust your Graces to the powerful and faithful Virgin by consecrating to Her yourself and all your goods. She will guard you as Her property and your spiritual riches will be secure for time and Eternity.”

Dear Mother Patti,

Today, at St. André (French Parish, Elig-Effa) at 10:30 a.m. Mass, the ULRA was introduced with the help of the Parish Priest, Fr. Daniel Ewolo and his assistant. After a brief explanation of how the Living Rosary Decade is prayed, Fr. Daniel invited the congregation to meet us after Mass. The parishioners enrolled themselves as well as their entire family members. Father wants the family to be built on prayer. As you can see in the various photos, many members lined up to enroll. They were very delighted to receive the Rosary leaflets, prayer to Ven. Pauline, Miraculous Medals, Novena prayer of St. Philomena in French and most importantly to hear the testimony of Fr. Tchad. More Parishes and schools are being contacted every day.

I collected two priority boxes last Friday. Thanks for the biography of Ven. Pauline; I am still waiting for the biography of St. Philomena. God bless you and our benefactors. Ave Maria!

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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