Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dear Mrs. Melvin,First of all, thanks for the airlifts, I got yesterday. I wanted to write to you but I was very tired. I reached Peshawar on October 2, early in the morning. There was no time to take rest. So, after breakfast, I went with Sr, Rozie to her school (St. Michael Convent High School). After a formal welcome, I explained the aim of the ULRA. The Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals and Decade cards were given to the students after enrollment. Then, along with all these things, books and big pictures were given to teachers also. Sister Gulnaz received the statue of St. Philomena on behalf of Sister Rozie.

Then, Sister sent me to the Junior campus of St. Michael School. The teachers took the responsibility to teach the students and pray the Daily Decade with them in the school. After giving the devotional items to this school, I was taken to St. John Vianney High School which is run by the Brothers of Charity. There, I distributed the Sacramentals and the DD cards to the students and teachers. There were some prominent students also who scored excellent marks in religion education. I gave them big pictures. On 3rd, I visited the Presentation Convent High School. I left for Faisalabad at 1 p.m. At 9 p.m. when I reached the bus stop, there was too much rush due to Eid festival. I could hardly get the ticket at 11.15 p.m. but got the bus at 1 a.m. I had back pain due to prolonged standing. I reached home at 7 in the morning. I was feeling very tired, so the whole day I slept. My body was aching but my back was very painful. Now, it is a bit OK. I am leaving for Gojra after few minutes. In the evening, I hope to return home.

In spite of all these difficulties, I am happy I could reach out to about 1400 hundred students and their teachers and brought them to Our Lady. God bless you!

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It is not enough, says St. Louis Grignion de Montfort, to have given ourselves once as slaves to Jesus, through Mary, nor is it sufficient to do so every month or every week. This would be too fleeting a devotion and would not raise the soul to that degree of perfection which it would otherwise be capable of attaining. This very Act of Consecration, if made often and sincerely, is in itself a sublime act of virtue, drawing down upon us the complacency of God and of His Holy Mother. It requires no great effort to practice the outward form of this devotion and say every day a few vocal prayers as prescribed. The great difficulty is to enter into the spirit of this devotion which makes a soul interiorly dependent upon the Blessed Virgin.

We enter into the spirit of this devotion when we give ourselves to Mary entirely as Her full possession, and this spirit is nourished within us by performing all our actions with Mary, through Mary, in Mary and for Mary.

Performing All Our Actions WITH Mary

To perform our actions with Mary, we must regard Her as the accomplished model of every virtue and perfection. She must be, for us, the perfect model which we try to imitate according to our ability and weakness. In every action, we should consider how Mary did it or how She would have done it, had She been in our place. For this end, it is well to meditate on the sublime virtues which She practiced during Her life: First of all, Her lively faith, by which She believed, without hesitation, the Angel’s word and believed it faithfully and constantly up to the foot of the Cross. Secondly, Her profound humility which made Her hide herself, hold Her peace and consider herself the last of all. Thirdly, Her immaculate purity which has never had its equal.

In addition to these virtues, our Saint mentions others which we should try to imitate; i.e. Her implicit obedience, Her constant prayer, Her mortification in all things, Her glowing love of God and of neighbor, Her heroic patience, Her heavenly meekness and wisdom.

“Blessed are they,” says Mary to us in the words of Holy Scripture, “who keep my ways, who imitate my virtues and, with the Grace of God, walk in my footsteps. They are blessed already in this life by the superabundance of Grace and consolation which I impart to them from my abundance. They are still more blessed in death, at which I am present myself, to assist and lead them to eternal joy; and for this reason, their death is usually sweet and peaceful. Blessed, finally, shall they be throughout Eternity, because never has one of my faithful servants been lost, who during life imitated my virtues!”

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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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