Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday September 16, 2015


Dear Apostles and Benefactors of the Living Rosary,

Thank you very much for your care and support. The Center of the Living Rosary in the East is growing and we are so very grateful to you. This year, through your encouragement and kindness, our 2016 Calendar is being printed. It features Our Lady of Fatima and Her requests to bring about the Conversion and Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. The renovation of the Church is going very well and my bishop is content with our progress. Without your big help, such a huge project would not have been possible. Still, while construction is underway, we have only a tent in which to offer the Holy Mass. When Winter comes, I do not know what we will do. Yet, we have total confidence that the Holy Mother of God will provide for our needs.

Sanctity can only be acquired by diligent use of the graces offered by God, combined with great personal effort. The finest Sermon ever preached was delivered by God as He sat on the mountain slope over 2000 years ago and presented the Beatitudes to the faithful. Speaking to a group of ordinary, illiterate country folks, He told them their vocation in life was to aspire after the holiness of God Himself. “Be ye perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect … Make your first care to find the Kingdom of God.” Christ lived and taught on earth to sanctify souls. It was for this reason that He founded the Church. He desired for all men to be saints. Every Christian is bound to seek after holiness. In our own Age, the call to sanctity is more imperative than ever, as our race seems to be drifting further and further from God. The Blessed Virgin appeared at Fatima to appeal for Reparation. God has raised up St. Thérèse of Lisieux to recruit an army of victim souls. The Popes have called all members of the Church to participate with heroic zeal in the lay apostolate!

The Mystical Body of Christ is starving because so few of its members are nourished with the Holy Eucharist. The Mother of that Body is filled with anguish at the contemplation of her Babe thus suffering. The Holy Rosary can provide the Church with a heart of prayer. Intensity of purpose, unrelaxed effort, unquenchable love, steady discipline, undaunted courage and unflagging perseverance come only from a true spirit of faith. The mark of the Cross is our sign of Hope! The Love of God is the very heart of our sanctity. The Living Rosary is Mary’s Army, engaged today in the deadly battle being waged for the salvation of souls throughout the whole world.

Each and every day, we remember you and your families at the Holy Altar of God. We beg God’s Mercy, Protection and Strength for you in the days to come.

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

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Dear Members of the Living Rosary,Anthony Foster Oduro, our faithful and first representative in the foreign missions, is flat on his back with a severe condition of the neck and spine. Anthony has labored tirelessly for over 20 years with us. We ask your prayers for his health and recovery so that he may return to his post as leader of our National Center in Ghana, Africa.

Marcus has worked with Anthony faithfully for many years. Recently, he was struck down by an unidentified vehicle and his leg was badly broken. This happened after he closed the House of Saint Philomena for the night.

By God’s Grace, the work at the Center is in progress as two young ladies, who are computer literates, are now busy on the job. They have good knowledge of the work and have agreed to help us in our hour of need. They will take charge of the enrollment, packing the parcels to be sent out to the leaders and answering mails at the office.

Anthony shares from his hospital bed: “Oh, how I wish I could be back to start my normal duties! Thy will be done, O my God! I can say that our office is the busiest one on the Basilica premises and we always have people available to teach those who come for instruction, but we are the poorest office in terms of financial support.”

Thank you and may God reward you a million times for your marvelous generosities!


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Dear Mrs. Patti Melvin,I would like to inform you that on 16th Aug, 2015 we had celebrated the feast of St. Philomena and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Many. On that day, 65 ULRA members were invested with the Scapulars. I attach some photos and a short video which was taken on that day at Himo Parish.

Please let me know if you received my E-mail which was sent to you on Aug 14, 2015; it was about acknowledgement of the box you sent.

May God bless you!


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MYANMAR FLOODING AFFECTS ONE MILLION – 10 August 2015Nearly one million people have now been affected by widespread flooding across Myanmar since June, officials say. The government says up to 100 people have died and 1.2 million acres of rice fields have been destroyed.

Though schools in some areas have reopened, fresh warnings have been issued to people living in the Irrawaddy Delta region.

Myanmar (also known as Burma) always sees flooding in the monsoon season but this is some of the worst in decades.

The floods were made worse by Cyclone Komen, which ploughed through the country last week, causing extensive damage to the deprived Rakhine State. All but two of the 14 States have been affected.

Patrick Fuller, of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yangon, said the situation in many areas remained desperate. People were “returning home to nothing”.

The New Light of Myanmar State-run newspaper said water levels in the Irrawaddy and Ngawun rivers had fallen slightly on Sunday, but remained at risk of bursting their banks.

Residents in low-lying delta areas have been urged to move to higher ground. Aid agencies warned that it will take months or years for people to recover.

Please pray for our people who are your members.
< Father Joseph Mung – MYANMAR >

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The Heavens hide their light for grief, and the world is wrapped in darkness. The Heart of Jesus is opened with a lance that there may be formed His only One, His perfect One, His Virgin Spouse: the Holy Church. Jesus willed that His Heart be opened that we might possess in His Heart a permanent place of refuge and solace, where everything necessary and useful to us would be found. The Wound in His Heart is the Door that remains forever open to us through which those who enter will be saved. It is a refuge for mortals and the Paradise of the Blessed.

Gaze upon the Heart of Jesus whose Love is stronger than death and more vigorous than life. All sweetness is there to arouse our faith, strengthen our hope and enkindle our love. Come and immerse thyself in this Ocean of Love. Hasten to this Fountain of Grace, to this gushing Spring of all consolation. In every peril and difficulty, throw thyself confidently upon the Heart of Jesus!

“Christ’s Heart Is Open That ALL May Enter!” Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

A Bouquet of thirty days of Sacred Masses in Honor, Reparation, Thanksgiving and Petition to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be offered by Father Ivan Kolodiy in Ukraine, for you and your families, living and departed, throughout the month of September. A lovely Mass card will be mailed out to you for each person you enroll!

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

Make your payment online through PAYPAL / CREDIT CARD at: WWW.PHILOMENA.ORG

If payment by Check / Money Order / Cash, please mail it directly to the address below:


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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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