Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday June 17, 2015

Dearest Patti:

Ave Maria!

Below are the pictures taken at the Saint Philomena Chapel at Barangay Santa Rosa in Tabango, Leyte during ULRA promotion and orientation. This Chapel is under the Holy Child Parish in the Diocese of Naval, the place of Bishop Filomeno Bactol, our Spiritual Director. We started to build up missionary promoters here for the entire diocese. Bishop Bactol is constantly guiding us in our apostolic work and we closely work with the Parish Pastors in their respective parishes.

Bro. GELSON ABECIA, ULRA
LEYTE – PHILIPPINES

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Dear Patti Melvin,

May the Peace and Love of Jesus Christ and Blessed Mother Mary be with you today and for all Eternity! Amen.

I thank you immensely for your letter dated April 13, 2015. I received the Rosaries with full of joy and I have given it to the orphans at the Orphanage of the Holy Spirit Egoro Amede, Ekpoma, Edo State when I was on my Pastoral visit. How is your apostolate doing? Please pray for me and my dad, Richard Oguguo Uwagbaokwu, who is sick. I am very happy to write to you. Keep up the good work! Through the religious articles you send to me including the literature, I am learning new things every day and deepening my spiritual life through those spiritual materials. I have started the Congregation of the Children of Mary and we need the Manual of the Children of Mary and other relevant literature. We also need some books of sound Catholic Teachings, a big statue of Our Lady and Saint Philomena which we will be using in our Meetings, and a good flower from your center and crucifix. The one we have been using here belongs to the Church.

I am always happy to read all the literature you send to me. Frankly speaking, you have updated me on sound Catholic Faith. Thank you for your kind generosity and love for Mary. May the Immaculate Heart of Mary be praised both now and forever!

I am sending an article I have written on The Centrality Of Mary’s Genealogy In The Salvic Mission. You are can published it to your magazine.

I am working with the orphans and the poor suffering people of God. Please pray for me daily. Please pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life. We have young men who are here and have indicated their interest to become priests but no one to sponsor them through the seminarian formation. Attached are the photos of those who received their First Holy Communion, Baptism and Confirmation during the Easter period.

Thank you and remain blessed! Caritas Christi Urget Nos! Yours in Christ and Mary,

Rev. Uwagbaokwu Chukwudi O. Joachim – Missionaries of the Poor
Nasarawa State – Nigeria- West Africa.

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ST. PHILOMENA, GOD’S GIFT TO THE MODERN WORLD (Continued)

This is a great marvel. The lily is Saint Philomena. Still young, she knew and appreciated virginity at its true worth. Next to her heavenly treasure of purity, the Emperor’s hand, the throne’s majesty and the honors attached to high rank, all goods and glory of this world meant nothing.

Let the World See Saint Philomena and Blush!

At a tender age, Philomena vowed her perpetual virginity to her Spouse. The most cruel death did not dissuade her. She received the crown and halo. Now, she is to rest for a while; for soon the day will come when her dormancy will cease. Mother without ceasing to be virgin, she will spiritually beget with Jesus Christ a family of virgins made in her model. After a century of mud and putrefaction, it is for you that God in His Infinite Mercy has destined this grace. The worldly know the narrow obligations the law of God imposes upon them and they flee. They persuade themselves that, surrounded by temptation and weakness of flesh, these laws of purity are made only for Religious or those in cloisters. Hence, they abandon themselves to liberty, or rather the license of excess, and dare to cross the limits of modesty and decency. Providence uses the perfect purity of a virgin to confound and condemn this notion, and places her upon the holy altars.

You may feel that her position, life circumstances and age never put her in contact with the dangers which surround us. On the contrary, never did we see a lily surrounded by more thorns; never was seduction more capable of weakening a young heart, more powerful on the imagination, more able to attain its goal, than what was proposed to this virgin. She knew no cloister other than her father’s palace. The period in which she lived was pagan and moral standards corrupt. To see a world ruler humiliate himself at her feet and present her with the most flattering propositions, but also to be threatened with the rigors of the most dreadful torments, to hear the sobs of her father, the piercing cries of her mother… this was a reality for Philomena: to be separated from everything which she held most dear and faced with the frightening prospect of a grievous future.

These are not little showers or waves which come to fall on the security of her virginity; they are rivers over-flowing and roaring. The very ocean hurls itself against her. The struggle is short. The greater the peril, the more the Power of God will manifest itself. Virginity has triumphed and the unruly floods which rolled against her with so much violence have been turned back against themselves. Such is the victory of faith.

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ACT OF CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL

Mary, Queen and Mother of Carmel, I come today to consecrate myself entirely to Thee. To Thee as the Mother of Grace, I owe all that I am and all that I have, and my whole life is a small return for the many graces and blessings that have come from God to me through thy hands. Since thou regardest with an eye of special kindness those who wear thy Scapular, I implore thee to strengthen my weakness with thy power, to enlighten my mind with thy wisdom, to increase in me Faith, Hope and Charity that I may render, day by day, my debt of humble homage to thee.

May thy Scapular keep thine eyes of mercy turned towards me and bring me thy special protection in the daily struggle to be faithful to thy Divine Son and to thee.

May it separate me from all that is sinful in life and remind me constantly of my duty to behold thee and to clothe me with thy virtues. From henceforth, I shall strive to live in the sweet companionship of thy spirit, to offer all to Jesus through thee and to make my life the mirror of thy humility, charity, patience, meekness and prayerfulness.

O dearest Mother, support me by thy never failing love that I, an unworthy sinner, may come one day to exchange thy Scapular for the wedding garment of Heaven and dwell with thee and the Saints of Carmel in the Kingdom of thy Son. Amen.

O, Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us!

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THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE IS REAL AND IT IS OURS!

Heaven and Hell are locked in mortal combat and earth shakes from the shock of the encounter; but no one feels it, no one sees it, no one hears it, no one cares! The salvation of my soul is the most imperative and urgent objective of my life on earth. It is the greatest and grandest occupation in which I can engage. In fact, I am here for no other purpose.

The Brown Scapular is a Sacramental of the Church; it is a Gift from Heaven and a symbol of salvation. A True Child of Mary is NEVER LOST! Those who are clothed in the Scapular are under the protection and sanctifying mantle of the Mother of God. It is a safeguard in danger, whether physical or moral; it invites its wearer to penance and purity, and shields him from Satan and sin!!! The Brown Scapular marks the militia of the Immaculate One. Mary’s livery is the Brown Scapular. To serve Mary is the highest privilege and pledge of eternal salvation. The Brown Scapular, the Garment of Mary Immaculate, is a constant call to modesty in dress and conduct, a silent protest against present-day permissiveness and a hidden appeal to reparation for the insolent nakedness of proud Neo-Paganism! The Brown Scapular is like a hair-shirt, a mild reminder of the need of constant mortification. We are all but infants in virtue and helpless as babes in the woods of this bleak world. We stand in dire need of Our Mother’s unconditional love and care. Our utter helplessness and misery is our claim to her undying protection. The Brown Scapular is a mirror of humility and chastity: the epitome of modesty and simplicity, an eloquent symbol of unceasing prayer, a Total Consecration to the Mother of God. We cannot unite with others in this battle for the Triumph of Christ the King at the cost of TRUTH! What is needed is a unity of prayer! To a faithless world, Our Blessed Mother comes offering us a choice: Death in Life or Life after Death!

“The ultimate Goal of the Requests of Our Lady of Fatima is the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart! It is thought by experts who were convoked by the Bishop of Fatima that the Conversion of Russia would not only be a Sign of that Triumph, but that much of the leadership and drive of the spiritual renewal which will characterize this Triumph will come from Russia!”

There is a great deal of urgency as well as finality to the Fatima Message: Men must cease offending God, Who is already too much offended! Thus, the formula for the Triumph is centered around the offering up of the sacrifices demanded by our state in life and deepening our devotion to Mary by Consecration, the Rosary and the Scapular. Each of these parts is closely related; like the four legs of a chair, all four are needed. It is useless to ask which one is more important than the other. All four make up the solid basis for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the individual and for all the world. The sign of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Scapular, is silent! And, yet, the Scapular has been the vehicle of more numerous miracles and favors than any other sign the world has ever known. We must strive for the virtues which this Holy Habit signifies: simplicity, humility, faith, trust, love of God and union with Him. We should kiss the Scapular often. Pope Benedict XV granted 500 days indulgence each time we kiss our Scapular. The Sabbatine Privilege was first promulgated by Pope John XXII and was subsequently promulgated by nine other Popes.

What is the remedy needed today? How beautiful that we do know this with absolute clarity, for this remedy has been given to us by God Himself: BEHOLD THY MOTHER! It is His last will and testament to us. IT IS FOR TODAY! We must have an immense increase of devotion to God’s Holy Mother. Mary Immaculate is the Mediatrix and Co-Redemptrix of the human race and God’s Peace resides within her Immaculate Heart! We seek in vain for it elsewhere. “Devotion to Mary must be the prominent characteristic of our religion. Jesus is obscured because Mary is kept in the background. Thousands of souls perish because Mary is withheld from them. It is the miserable, unworthy shadow which we call our devotion to the Blessed Virgin that is the cause of all our wants and blights. It is at the root of our decline! If Mary were but known how much happier, how much holier, how much less worldly we would be and how much more we would be living images of Our Lord and Savior, her dearest and most Blessed Son!” (Father F.W. Faber – November 21, 1862)

Each of us must be aglow within, shining without, ardent for love of God and our fellow man; ardent in prayer, brilliant in action; ardent for the Glory of God and luminous with charity for our neighbor. But, where are we to light our torch and obtain the fire which must enkindle the hearts of men? It must be in the furnace of the Holy Heart of the Mother of Fair Love! Her Heart will inflame the hearts of the just and, at the same time, set fire to the hearts of sinners!

Don’t hold back! The Church is the Family of God. It is a Universal Church. There is no such thing as a spiritual step-
child. Be an intimate part of the Family! Don’t be afraid to turn to Mary, your Mother. Abundant are the graces and powerful the blessings which come to us through her Immaculate Heart. Open your arms and your heart, and receive them all. Sign up for the Scapular Confraternity, it is part of your Family inheritance!

With all our hearts, we praise thee, O Mother of God!
Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father!
Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son!
Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost!
Hail Mary, Temple of the Divinity!
Hail Mary, Immaculate Lily of the resplendent Trinity!
Hail Mary, Queen of the Universe, to whom all power has been given in Heaven and on Earth!
Hail Mary, Queen of my heart, my Mother, my Life, my Consolation and my Hope!

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, MOTHER OF MERCY, OUR LIFE, OUR SWEETNESS AND OUR HOPE!

Write to us TODAY and include a donation to help cover the cost of the Scapular materials, your Membership and the monthly Masses.

We offer this Sacred Bouquet of Holy Masses during the month of July, in honor of and in thanksgiving for the great privilege of the Protection of the Mother of God, given to us by God, through her most Holy Scapular: In reparation for our sins and the sins of the whole world, in petition for all the graces necessary for salvation for ourselves and our families, and in thanksgiving for God’s Holy Mother and all the abundant blessings and gifts we have received through her Pure and Immaculate Heart and Hands!

In honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, let us recommend our loved ones, living and departed, to the maternal Heart of Mary, through the Holy Scapular and enroll them in the special thirty one days of Holy Masses being offered in July through Father Ivan Kolodiy in Ukraine, for our families. May they be surrounded by the protection of the Mother of God through the Holy Scapular!

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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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