Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday July 22, 2015

Dearest Patti,

It is my pleasure to send you a list of new members and to inform that our Annual ULRA Conference is gradually approaching. It will take place from 23rd to 25th October. At this Conference, we are expecting some of the ULRA members from Zambia to attend as part of networking between our neighboring ULRA members.

I was alerted to request enough Scapulars for new members. We will need at least 1000 Scapular, 1000 Medals, various Dedicated Decades and other Sacramentals. These will not only cater for new members but also to replace old Scapulars. I wish that all the requested materials reach Windhoek by mid- September.

May I thank you for all the good work you do for the faithful, may the Good and Kind Lord assist you in all you do, and may He sustain all our Benefactors in His own way.

United in Prayer,



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Please Father Ivan,

Pray for the Conversion of my Loved One!
Pray that my Children will return to the Sacraments!
Pray that our Grandbabies will be Baptized!

Progress is the watchword of our modern Day. Progress should be likewise the watchword of our spiritual advancement: progress in making use of the means of Salvation God has given us for these perilous times. Our families are plagued with opportunities for sin, which are innumerable and divisive. Dangers, which are so incredibly menacing, attractive and enticing, surround us on every side. We cannot overcome them by our own power. Without God’s help, we will drown in the mire. Witchcraft and Satanism abound, drugs and alcohol, pornography and nudity have found their way into our schools and homes.

We have been deceived by the devil. Setting our hopes on material comforts, possessions and future security, we have forfeited family, faith and eternal beatitude. How can we best appeal to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary? How can we attain the salvation of our families? How can we help those who have lost the faith and abandoned themselves to this vacuum of greed, pride and hate?

Our Lady of Fatima came to bring peace to the world. The foundation of Peace is the possession of Grace. Man must cease offending God. Sanctifying Grace is the Life of God Himself imparted to the soul, whereby man is raised to a supernatural level and becomes a friend and child of God, and an heir to Heaven. The presence or absence of Sanctifying Grace in our souls, at the moment of death, will decide our eternal salvation or damnation. Through the Sacrament of Confession, all is gained and saved, and the repentant sinner is restored to the friendship of God. Washed in the Precious Blood of the Lamb of God, he receives the source of life, the medicine of salvation, the fount of healing and the beginning of all that is good. There is no more effectual means of preservation from the dangers and temptations which beset our families, than frequent union with Our Lord in Holy Communion. Misled by false teachers, many have given up the Faith, Love and Hope of Christ. We must turn back to God by whom we are loved so very much. When man restores God to the temple of his soul, Mary will reward the world with a lasting peace.

Thirty one days of Sacred Liturgies will be offered by Father Ivan Kolodiy in the Ukraine during the month of August for our loved ones who have fallen away from the Sacraments, for grandchildren who need to receive Baptism, and for the conversion of those you entrust to God. The names of those enrolled will be placed on the Altar during the entire month of August.

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The thatched cottage of the poor, the furrows watered with the sweat of the indigent worker, the obscurity of the hamlets, the bed of the suffering where laments the abandoned sick, even the cradle of infancy: such are the settings of the Power of the Lord. It is here where His adorable majesty descends; here where His Finger writes in dazzling letters: Providence full of Love!

Whatever may be our miseries here below, He is ready to lighten them for those who invoke Him. The humble, the little ones have perfectly understood this language. I see them run up from every side. Where, then, are the multitude of men and women, young and old, running? And, they reply to me:

We go to a new Bethlehem, we run to see what has happened,
what it has pleased God to manifest in His Mercy.

St. Philomena receives them with open arms and all sorts of favors follow the benediction which she imparts. They return with joy on their faces and peace in their hearts. The one assures me that he saw the Saint who cured him of a long lasting illness, the other is a fortunate mother who presents with pride the fruit of her womb; he who was dead is suddenly restored to life; this one stops and is astonished to contemplate one of his limbs, once crippled, restored in fullness.

Oh, how more capable are the Hands of God than the most renowned earthly science! Further down, I notice an inn. The wine was on the point of running out just as at the wedding at Cana and, behold, a quantity of casks are now full. They had come to honor Saint Philomena and she miraculously provided for their needs.

That is enough, Christians! Will we love, will we bless so good and so admirable a Providence? Will the sight of its motherly care animate our hearts to deposit in its bosom all our hopes? The hope we place is never confounded. Faint-heartedness is the most common sickness in the unhappy times in which we live. We seem to see everything reeling around us. All threatens ruin.

In proportion as the storm advances, the sky darkens and the darkness thickens over the land, fear redoubles and the beatings of the heart press more and more. It is a terrible thing to see confidence and courage lost! When the lightening leaves, the thunder pales and, to the right and to the left, we hear moaning and groaning. Already, we count many victims and we fear of being struck with the same blows. Ah, mercy! Have no fear little flock. Look to the Good Shepherd Who conducts you to celestial pastures. His Eyes are unceasingly upon you; His Hands always powerful to defend you; His Heart always open to be an asylum to you and to shelter you from the most furious hurricanes. Do you then believe that He sleeps or that He dozes? By and by, He will send to your aid one of His children already entered into the bosom of His celestial Family.

Saint Philomena has come! See in her works, the purpose of her mission. Is she not a blessed Providence for all kinds of sufferings? If you fear, implore her and effects most consoling are sure to be the fruits of your recourse to her all-powerful shepherd’s crook. What if her arm ever becomes insufficient for you? How many others on high in Heaven will be ready to move for you as soon as, filled with the courage of the faith, you will have interested them in your cause. Hence, all rests on this foundation. COURAGE! NO MORE FAINT-HEARTEDNESS!

The peril is great, weakness greater still and the needs are many. No matter; do not be discouraged. The Master, the Dispenser of all blessings, the Savior of both body and soul is close beside you. His Providence is there to serve you. This great God of Infinite Goodness does more than the servants who, when they become tired, permit themselves a bit of rest. But, God is always standing by. He does not wait for a signal to wake Him. Impatient in some way to do good for us, He knocks on our door to encourage our poor hearts to use liberally of Him and His Angels and Saints. If we hesitate to ask, He reproaches us: Behold! For a long time, I invite you. I knock, and you ask nothing of Me. And, therefore, I will give you, according to your desires.

If we let ourselves be vanquished by timidity in spite of His insistence, He will give Himself, by His generous tenderness, even without our having asked. O GOD! Who can be shy with Thee? It makes no difference between things large or small, easy or difficult, possible or even impossible. For He Who can do all, there is never any difficulty or any sort of impossibility.

Courage, Then, Once More! It Is Heaven Which Cries To Us:

All that you ask the Father, in the Name of the Son, the Father will give to you!
St. Philomena is GOD’s Gift to us in these Days of great Darkness for our Consolation,
our Instruction and to bolster our Courage!


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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.

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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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