Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday May 13, 2015

Dear Patti,Thank you very much for the parcels and your prayers for us. I am very sorry that, only now, I send the list of new members enrolled in the Universal Living Rosary Association. Daily, all the children are praying for you and for the benefactors for health, happiness and success in their works. The list of new members and photos are attached to the other papers.

Yours faithfully in the Lord Jesus and Mother Mary,

Fr. Peter Anwe – Myanmar

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Dear Mrs. Patti Melvin,Rev. Fr. Patrick Peter, O. P. was invited to the Living Rosary Center on April 22nd for Holy Mass and meeting with St. Philomena Rosary Groups of Faizabad and Barkatpura, and for the Easter party. During Mass, Fr. Patrick conveyed his appreciation of the Rosary groups and urged them to continue their mission to promote and pray the Rosary daily. After Holy Mass, he was welcomed by the groups with garlands. On behalf of the ULRA, my mother presented him a chasuble and the two Brothers who accompanied him were given a Crucifix. Fr. Patrick was very thankful to the Universal Living Rosary and requested me to convey his gratitude to the Living Rosary, USA also. After that, the Priest, Brothers and Rosary Group members were given lunch.

During April 19 and May 3, I visited the P.M.C. Colony, Catholic Church in Muneer and Gatti, St. Francis Schools in Mananwala, Anwar and Gatti, and St. Joseph’s Church in Malikpur. I introduced the Living Rosary to the congregation and students and enrolled them in the ULRA. The Sacramentals, booklets in Urdu and English, holy pictures and prayer cards were distributed to the new members.

Thank you for your great support. We keep our benefactors in our daily prayers.


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Dear Mrs. Patti Melvin,These are photos taken at my parish of St. John the Baptist. A friend of Matt Werner offered money for this prayer garden at the parish. We gathered together to honor Mary during her special month of May. I blessed the statue and we all prayed the Rosary together. The people were so happy to have the beautiful red Rosaries you sent us with the Miraculous Medals attached to each one. We prayed the Litany of Our Lady with special liturgical prayers dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We are offering Sacred Masses and praying the Rosary each day, especially for our benefactors and members of the Living Rosary. Your help and gifts bring great joy to our people. Many youth took part in this Marian celebration.

With prayers and respect,

Father Ivan Kolodiy, The Living Rosary – UKRAINE

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Dear Patti,My name is Fr. Julien Kassi. I am a priest of Catholic Church. I am also diocesan Director of Pontifical Missionary Work.

I lead the St. Philomene’s Rosary group in my diocese. The members suggested me to contact you on behalf of the Rosary group, because we have knowledge of the work to be done and we can help each other. We wish you a Happy Easter Holiday!

Father Julien Kassi, Director
Pontifical Missionary Work of Yopougon
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire – West Africa

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As we enter the Month of May, let us vie with one another to excel to the limit of our ability to honor, love, imitate and exalt the Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth. The practice of honoring Mary in the month of May comes to us from the Golden Age of Faith, the 13th Century, a time when great cathedrals were being built and most of them were dedicated to the Mother of God. The Jesuits established the Sodality of Mary as a Lay Order in the Church, promoting personal consecration to Mary by placing themselves under Her care and protection, that She might lead them safely to Her Divine Son.

The practice of keeping the month of May for Mary was granted an indulgence by Pope Pius VII in 1815 and, in 1859, Pope Pius IX granted a Plenary Indulgence to this practice. When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Labouré in Rue du Bac, She asked that a special organization be founded in the Church for the very purpose of promoting the May devotions and spreading the Miraculous Medal.

The Children of Mary was founded by the Vincentian Order, and the Daughters of Charity spread the devotion primarily through the schools. The French Revolution took its toll and it was a long while before the devotion requested by Our Lady was once again revived. Today, the devotion flourishes throughout the world. During the month of May, let us enshrine Mary’s image, procure Her glory and extend the service of our Queen and Mother! In all the major apparitions of Mary, the Mother of God appeared to ask of Her humble seers the favor of having a church built on that hallowed ground where pilgrims would come to venerate and honor Her by their attendance at Holy Mass and the reception of the Sacraments, thus rendering to God the Father eternal glory, thanksgiving and reparation for the sins of mankind. “Build on this spot a chapel.” This is the cause most dear to the Heart of Our Mother. Listen to Her pleas and hasten to Her requests. She is our Patroness, Advocate, Mistress and Mother!

In honor and obedience, thanksgiving and petition, entrust all your loved ones to Mary through your gift of a special Bouquet of 31 days of Sacred Liturgies. Crown Her with the roses empurpled in the Precious Blood of Her Divine Son, the Source of all Salvation! A lovely Mass card will be sent out to you for each one you enroll.

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






















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Saint Philomena, Virgin, Martyr and Wonder-Worker


+ Pierre Tobie, Bishop of Lausanne and Geneva, July 4, 1834

It is written of Divine Wisdom, not only that It arranges the means, but also It reaches the goal. Gentleness is remarkable in the former and strength of character in the latter; a certain sweetness permeates both. It is strength which obtains the goal. For this reason, we must discipline ourselves. There must be no hesitation. The crowds thronged around Jesus Christ to witness His miracles. His instruction to them was: Be eager not for perishable nourishment, but for that which will enable you to live eternally.

St. Philomena received her mission from Jesus Christ in the heights of Heaven. It seems that the King of kings to Whom all power was given from the Father, distinguished her in the midst of the assembly of Saints by a look of particular satisfaction and preferential Love. Go, I have chosen you and wish to place you in the fields of My Church like a new sowing destined to make it productive. You will bring to Me the fruits which My Hand prepares for you; may thy firmness augment for Me, the savor. The virgin hears and her apostolate is begun. It is as if a cloud has been lifted and one, hidden for so many centuries, is now revealed as a bright light. Everywhere, there are shouts of admiration. Miracles abound. Will it be a sterile glory? NO! Such is not the object of the Saint’s extraordinary mission. What is its aim? What is the plan the Divine Master has for her?

Jesus Christ, Our Savior, wishes to use the glorious Philomena to console us, instruct us and encourage us. She will be our Anchor of Hope!

It is consolation that St. Philomena brings to all the Church’s children. They do need her in these unhappy times to which the words of Saint John so well apply: My dear children, we have come to the last hour. You have been told that the anti-Christ is coming, or that there are a great number of anti-Christs in the world. And, this is why we affirm that the last hour has tolled. Preserve the doctrine, my children, which was taught to you from the beginning. It will keep you constantly united with the Father and the Son. When Jesus Christ will appear in all His Glory, you will show yourself to Him with confidence and you will not be confounded. Does it not seem that the well beloved disciple wrote to us of our very own times?

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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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