Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saint Raphael, Medicine of God!Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,Thank you for your wonderfully generous donation for our work in mission lands. We hear so much about the suffering of the Church, terrorism, disease and death. God asks us to take an active part in the Redemptive Mission of the Church. The more ‘little’ we become, the greater use He can make of us. Our Blessed Mother will shelter us within her Immaculate Heart and make fruitful our labors. Our prayers are with you. Have Courage! 


Do we shudder at the thought of suffering and pain?
Do we, at times, feel it is impossible to go on?
Do we desire a remedy for the ills of this life?

We must walk in the footsteps of Jesus, the Model of suffering, in order to find hope and sweetness. We must make this journey with Him.

Health and happiness are the two great pillars of life: the body craves health, the soul craves happiness. If we demand happiness from the world, we demand what it cannot give and was never made to give. Though our body may be ill, our soul can be perfectly happy as the source of happiness is God within. Religion enables us to face suffering and even death without fear. We are in this world for a sublime and eternal purpose. Sin is the turning from God to self. It is the only real evil in the world today. It dates back to the Garden of Paradise when Adam first turned from God. With that sin, suffering entered into the world. The crime of our Age is self-love. No small part of the pain and misery in this world can be traced to the sins of mankind. No man loves suffering for its own sake. To suffer like a hero is to learn obedience, patience and charity. It is to follow Christ. Where there is true love, suffering loses its sting. Christ took up His Cross willingly. He loved the Father. He came to earth to do His Will. In doing this, He has conquered death with all its pain. In this lies the victory of every true Christian.

The Holy Eucharist contains the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is our Food! He is the remedy for the ills of the soul. He nourishes our soul, and gives it comfort and strength. With the Bread of Angels, we will face every trial and every form of suffering without complaint and without fear!

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

Let us pray for one another.

Dear Patti,The people in San Carlos City are very religious. Every year, during the month of October, each of the thirty chapels in our city daily offers a Rosary at dawn, followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We have a relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary which we are privileged to venerate. Every First Saturday of each month, we have our dawn Rosary around the City followed by a Holy Mass. On October 4, we had another investiture of the Children of Mary. These children are from the orphanage at the House of Nazareth. They are under the supervision of the Holy Family Sisters. Those Children of Mary who were already invested are the ones who lead the October Rosary in their respective villages, moving from house to house. I have attached their pictures taken during the investiture. Thank you and God bless us all!Hail to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary!Carmelita – Philippines

These are the Miraculous Medals given to the Children of Mary during their Investiture.

Dear Patti Melvin,Greetings from Kentung, Myanmar!It is my pleasure to inform you that we received all the parcels you sent. We thank you and our benefactors for their contributions and sacrifice. What you sent made a lot of difference in the lives of my parishioners. God really works miracles for those who have faith and trust in Him through the intercession of Mary, Our Mother, and through our beloved St. Philomena.

Many sick people have recovered and some ladies, who are married for many years without a child, have now been blessed with children. They are healed physically, morally and mentally.

I am pleased to send you the photos, lists of our new members and testimonies of many miracles that occurred in our area. There has been healing and conversions through prayers, Sacramentals and the cord and oil of St. Philomena. I still need many Rosaries, Sacramentals and St. Philomena cord and oil.

Thank you and all our benefactors.

God bless all of you!


Fr. Martino Ai Han
Catholic Pastoral Center


Performing All Our Actions IN Mary

To perform all our actions in Mary, we must accustom ourselves, little by little, to interior recollection and try to present to ourselves some spiritual image of the Blessed Virgin. This, however, should be done in an easy, natural manner. Mary should be for us an oratory in which we can offer up all our prayers to God without fear of not being heard; She should be the Tower of David, in which we are kept secure from all our enemies; She should be a burning lamp to enlighten our soul and to inflame us with Divine Love. Mary should be the altar upon which we behold God in Her, and Her in God. In a word, Mary should be the only means used by us in dealing with God, our refuge in every need and under all circumstances.

When we pray, we should do so in Mary; when we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, we should place Him in Mary, so that He may take His delight in Her. Mary will receive Him lovingly, will enthrone Him honorably, will adore Him profoundly, will love Him perfectly and will render Him such worship in spirit and in truth as is utterly unknown to us in our blindness. Whether the soul is active or quietly abandoning itself to contemplation, it should be done in Mary.

Oh, how beautiful is the interior of Mary! Mary is the new terrestrial paradise of the new Adam; the ancient paradise was but a faint figure of Her. There are in this paradise riches, beauties, rarities and indescribable sweetness which Jesus Christ, the new Adam, has left there. For, in this paradise, He took complacence for nine months, worked His wonders and displayed His riches with the munificence of a God.

Oh, what glory, what pleasure, what happiness is awaiting those who enter into Mary and dwell in Mary, where the Most High has set up the throne of His supreme glory! But, how difficult it is for sinners like ourselves to obtain the permission, the ability and the necessary light to enter into a place so high and so holy, which is guarded not only by one of the cherubim, like the earthly paradise of old, but by the Holy Spirit Himself, Who is the absolute Master and Protector of the sanctuary of Mary, and Who said of Her: “Mary, My Spouse, is a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed.” The miserable children of Adam and Eve, driven from the earthly paradise, cannot enter into this one except by a particular Grace of the Holy Spirit, which they must first merit.

But, after we have obtained this excellent Grace by fidelity in the practice of this holy devotion, we must remain in the fair interior of Mary, repose there in peace, remain there with confidence and hide ourselves therein securely. Thus, in that virginal bosom, the soul will be nourished with the milk of Grace and maternal mercy; it will be delivered from its troubles, fears and scruples; and it will be safe against all its enemies – the world, the devil and sin, which never have found nor ever will find entrance there.

Mary, therefore, says that they who work in Her shall not sin. “They who work in me,” (these are the words of Holy Scripture which the Church applies to Mary) “shall not sin;” No! They who truly dwell in Mary’s spirit shall fall into no considerable fault.

Lastly, we must remain in the beautiful interior of Mary that the soul may be formed in Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ in the soul, because Her bosom is, as the Holy Fathers say, the chamber of the Divine Mysteries, where Jesus Christ has been formed and where all the elect are to be formed spiritually.


When we love, we remember, and this memory – the effect of love – is not a barren thought. It resolves itself into DEEDS for the loved one. They are at peace for they have escaped Hell forever. But, they are sentenced for a time to expiating fire. Behold their plight and helplessness. Listen to their lamentations. In sympathy and charity, hasten to their assistance.

Enroll your Departed Loved Ones in thirty days of Requiem Masses in Ukraine. Fr. Ivan Kolodiy has arranged for these Masses to be offered from 1st to 30th November. The names you send will be placed upon the Altar during this time. A Mass card will be sent out to you for each one you enroll.

SUGGESTED STIPEND DONATION: $5.00 each for Enrollment in the NOVEMBER Bouquet of thirty days of Requiem Masses for your departed Loved Ones: PRINT VERY CLEARLY EACH NAME!

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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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