Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday November 5, 2014

Dear Apostles and Benefactors of the Living Rosary,

What true joy is mine to thank you for your great generosity in helping with the roof which had collapsed on our parish church! I and all my parishioners want to extend to you the promise of our fervent prayers for many years to come. You and your intentions will always be our priority in prayer. Ours is a perilous time of revolution and your help is a healing balm for the Greek-Catholic Church in Ukraine. St. John the Baptist Church is located between two high schools and a kindergarten. Every day, the children come to the church to visit Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to ask God’s blessings for themselves and their families. The economic situation in Ukraine is very bad; yet, while we have few luxuries, we are rich spiritually! Material things perish in the wind, but Eternal Treasures are incorruptible.Christ was not content to offer His Life only once for those He loved; He wished to carry His immolation to a never-heard-excess: to immolate Himself at all hours of the day and night, and in all places upon the earth. Immolation is the fundamental state of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. In the Eucharist, God is helpless, humiliated and annihilated. He is totally dependent upon man. If no one takes Him to the sick, He cannot go. If He is not safeguarded, He will be exposed to any sacrilegious outrage. What excess of Love! In the Eucharist, Christ has taught souls to flee from all pleasures which debase and stain, to embrace all sacrifices that purify and ennoble, and to shrink from nothing that serves love of God and love of neighbor.

When Our Lord comes to us in Holy Communion, His Heart actually beats in ours; our heart and His are united! We are surrounded and enveloped on all sides by His Love; He in me, and I in Him. Love all for His sake: sinners, pagans, infidels, heretics, all who do not know Him and do not love Him. Plead earnestly with His Heart that all will be given a love for the wounded Heart of Christ and His crucified Church.

May we never miss an opportunity to visit Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, to love Him, to thank Him, to petition and adore Him, Who waits all hours of the day and night for our visit!

Dear Benefactors, we appreciate so much your concern for our needs. We beg God to give you strong health and abundant spiritual blessings which will not perish.

I impart to all of you, my priestly blessing:

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

Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE

Let us be Beacons of Light in an Age of Darkness!Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Thank you for your sacrifice and love in supporting the beautiful work of the Living Rosary in the world today. This spiritual gift to us from the victim heart of Ven. Pauline Jaricot is comforting the sick, bringing hope to those in despair and knowledge of the Faith to those who are ignorant of its glory and grace. With every DECADE offered, we hasten the Triumph of Christ the King through the Immaculate Heart of His most Blessed Mother. The only tragedy, today, is for us not to become saints! Through our prayers, sacrifices and zeal, we are putting on Christ, Who says: “Come, follow Me!”

Our children have fallen away from the Sacraments. Many are not married in the Church, daily prayer life has been abandoned. When we suggest they get their lives right with God, they no longer visit, call or write to us. We can talk to them about the Sacraments and the fullness of Truth but, if we are not living a vibrant and radical Catholic life, our words have little influence. If our relationship with God is truly the most important part of our lives, why is this not reflected in our lives? If our marriages and families are our greatest blessings, why do we not sacrifice our careers for them? If God has a plan for us, why do we make so many plans without Him! If Catholicism is true, why isn’t everything we do ordered around this Truth?

Saints are beacons of Christ to the world. They are the most tangible fruits of the Sacraments. A saint is a powerful weapon in this culture of war. They are compelling in every Age and from every angle. They need few words to be understood: no defense, no money, glory or fame. They have only to be themselves and the world can’t help but to change for the better.

Children learn more by what they see their parents do than by any words that may be spoken. We have fallen in love with knowing we are right and calling it love for our neighbor! We attack all the symptoms without getting to the heart. Let us not lecture them to attend Mass but inspire them to want to go. Do not tell them how to dress, give them the example and something to dress for. Instead of lecturing about Truth, live a life transformed by Truth. Prepare the way and, then, get out of the way! Open the door to Truth and then let Truth speak for itself. We must make radical changes in our lives if we are to change the lives of others. Saints are compelling. Empty words and prideful lectures are not! Each of us has been called to be a saint! If we are what we should be, the entire world would be set ablaze with love for God!

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

“In the Heart of the Church, I will be Love. Nothing remains in my hands. Everything, I get is for the Church And for Souls!”
Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Patti Melvin

Let us pray for one another.


Precious Fruits of This Devotion

This devotion, faithfully practiced, produces many wonderful effects in the soul. It establishes in us the life of Mary, so that we can truly say that Mary’s soul lives in us. The soul of Mary becomes, as it were, our soul. When Mary, by an inexpressible but real Grace becomes the Queen of our soul, what marvels does She not accomplish therein! Mary is the Co-operatrix of the great miracles which take place in our interior. She works there in secret, for were the soul to know and realize, it might only impair the beauty of Mary’s work and expose us to the danger of vanity.

Mary is the ever faithful Virgin; She brings to the soul She enters, purity of heart and body, purity of intention, and fruitfulness in good works. Do not think that Mary, the most fruitful of all pure creatures, who brought forth a God-Man, remains idle in a soul adorned with Sanctifying Grace. She will make our soul live for Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ live in us. “My dear children, with whom I am in labor again, until Christ is formed in you” (Gal. 4: 19), said St. Paul regarding the souls he gained for Christ by his love, solicitude and labors. The same may be said, but in a truer sense of Mary. Jesus is as much the Fruit of Mary for each individual soul and for the whole world in general. He is Her Fruit and Masterpiece especially for the soul in which She, the most Blessed Virgin, dwells.

In fine, Mary does all She can for such a soul in order that Jesus may be glorified; She enlightens the mind by Her pure faith; She deepens the heart by Her humility, She inflames it by Her love; She purifies it by Her maternal care. But where shall I stop? Experience alone can teach the marvels of Mary: marvels beyond the belief of the wise and the proud, and even of the majority of devout souls.

As by Mary, God came into the world the first time in humiliation and abasement; may we not also believe that it is, by Mary, that God will come the second time, to reign over all men and to judge the living and the dead?

We may certainly believe that toward the end of time and, perhaps, sooner than we think, God will raise up great men filled with the Holy Spirit and entirely devoted to the service of Mary. By them, this great Queen will work wonders in the world, in order to destroy sin and to establish the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Her Son, upon the ruins of the kingdom of this corrupt world. By means of this devotion to the most Blessed Virgin, of which I give but the outline, these holy men will accomplish great things.


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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