Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Thursday, October21, 2015

Dear Mrs. Patti Melvin,I would like to inform you that, in early September, I received a parcel you sent to me. I also received a letter you sent on 10th September. In your letter, you said you have a good stock of new leaflets. This month, October, we have planed to reach several Parishes, so we need more leaflets and other materials. You said you have a lovely little book titled, HOLINESS THROUGH MARY written by Fr. Francis Ripley. I have never heard about it. I will be happy if you send a copy to me.

I am trying my level best to do whatever I can to make sure the ULRA is known to everyone. I make sure each new member has the booklets titled, Universal Living Rosary, in Swahili “ROZARI HAI” the booklet with Rosary Mysteries meditations and the booklet with St. Philomena’s prayers titled, Mt. Philomena, mlinzi wa Rozari Hai. For making copies of these booklets and other important documents, I normally pay 100 Tanzanian shillings for each page.

You have asked in your letter of August 20, 2015 that you would like to know what we need to expand the work for Our Lady. The thing we need most is a PHOTOCOPIER which will help both to get more copies and reduce the cost to make copies.

Last week, I sent to you the lists of 135 new ULRA members. On Sunday, 11th October, we held a special Mass for enrolment of 75 new members at Mashati Parish. May God bless you!

< Stephen – MOSHI, TANZANIA >

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August 8, 2015
Dear Patti Melvin,I would like to convey my gratitude for the Sacramentals you sent to me. I really appreciate them. The St. Philomena oil and cords are not enough. People are most in need of it. They are asking me each and every day. The cord which you gave me, I gave to one of our Sisters, Sr. Estockia, who was sick. When she got it and started wearing it, after three days, there was a very big improvement. Her mother is also sick. She needs the oil and cord. Many of my Sisters would like to have the cords and oil.

There is a lady who was pregnant. She is a sister to one of our Sisters in our congregation. She was hoping for a baby girl, because she has two boys. I gave her some oil and the image of the Saint. We agreed that, if the baby will be a girl, we will give her the name, Philomena. Here is the photo of the baby and the mother. In addition to that, my sister, at home, had a sick daughter and I gave her the small cord and oil packet. Now, she is well. There are so many stories.

Lastly, Sister Fidelis from the Poor Clares Monastery has handed over to me this Living Rosary work. She could not go out and assist people so she has entrusted the work to me. I wanted to confirm this to you.

Even my group at school is very happy and, this coming academic year, we are planning to start another group at Mtendere Secondary School so we will need more Sacramentals. The schools will commence on 7th September.

Wishing you all the best,

Yours in Christ,

< Sr. Clara Ukayendawataika
Likuni Girl’s Sec. School – MALAWI >

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O Holy Ghost, Eternal Love of the Father and the Son! Deign to grant me the Fruit of CHARITY that it may unite me to Thee by means of love; the Fruit of JOY that it may fill me with a holy happiness even in the midst of affliction; the Fruit of PEACE that it may give me tranquility in my conscience; the Fruit of PATIENCE that it may make me love the Cross and help me to bear it; the Fruit of BENIGNITY that it may incline me to relieve the necessities of my neighbor; the Fruit of GOODNESS that it may make me kind to all; the Fruit of LONGANIMITY that it may maintain me in patience in the midst of opposition; the Fruit of MILDNESS that it may make me endure tranquilly whatever there may be in my neighbor to cause me annoyance; the Fruit of FAITH that it may permeate me with respect and love for the Word of God; the Fruit of MODESTY that it may regulate all my external acts; the Fruit of CONTINENCY that it may preserve my body in holiness; and the Fruit of CHASTITY, that my heart remaining ever pure in this world, I may deserve to see Thee in the Mansions of Thy glory. Amen.


(Prayer of St. Augustine)

O Divine Love! O Bond that unitest the Father and the Son, Spirit of Power, faithful Consoler of the afflicted, penetrate to the profoundest depths of my heart! Let the splendor of Thy light shine in it. Let Thy sweet dew fall upon it that its great dryness may cease. Send forth the heavenly rays of Thy love to the sanctuary of my soul, so that penetrating there, they may enkindle burning flames that will consume all my weakness, my negligence and my languor.

Come, then, come Thou sweet Consoler of desolate souls, Thou Refuge in danger and Protector in distress. Come, Thou that cleansest souls of their stains and healest their wounds. Come, Strength of the weak, Support of those about to fall. Come, Teacher of the humble, Vanquisher of the proud. Come, Father of the orphan, Hope of the poor, Treasure of those in need. Come, Star of the mariner, safe Harbor for those in danger of shipwreck. Come, Strength of the living, Salvation of those about to die. Come, O Holy Ghost, come and have mercy upon me.

Make my soul simple, docile and upright, and show pity towards my weakness with such clemency that my nothingness may find grace before Thy infinite greatness, my impotence before Thy omnipotence, and my offenses before the multitude of Thy mercies. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior. Amen.


Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee my body with its senses and I beg of Thee to employ them for the greater glory of God. Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee my eyes, that they may look only on my Jesus. Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee, my ears, that they may be attentive only to Thy divine inspirations. Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee all my senses, that they may serve me only to love Jesus and to sacrifice myself for Him. Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee my soul with all its faculties, that it may be Thy temple and Thy oasis.

Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee my memory, that it may be mindful only of Thy beauty and of the words, acts and passion of my Jesus. Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee my heart with all its affections, that captivated alone by the charms and the delights of Thy love, it may ever find in Thee peace, love, strength, light and all Thy Gifts and Fruits, and that loving Thee every day more and more, and making Thee loved by many souls, and by the whole world, were it possible, Thou mayest also love me more and more, and make me holy with all those that I love. Amen.


O Holy and most Beloved Spirit of God, to Thee do we commend all the needs of our dear country, confident that, in Thy mercy, Thou will hear us and deliver us from all evils which afflict or threaten us.

Come, Divine Fount of all happiness, and pour down Thy holy Peace upon our dear land, and maintain it in peace in spite of all enemies, whether from within or without. Thou who art the Soul of the Catholic Church, Thou who does shed abroad divine charity, Thou who art the Light of the understanding and the Divine Fire that inflameth the heart, draw to the fair bosom of the Spouse of Christ all Her erring children, giving the priceless gift of Faith to those who possess it not, and confirming us all in loving service and obedience to our Holy Father the Pope and to the Bishops and Pastors of the Church.

Behold our miseries, O Divine Spirit! Look upon the countless offenses committed, in public and in private, against the Divine Majesty. Certain it is that we have merited naught except castigation at the hands of God, but have we not Mary, our Mother and Thy Immaculate Spouse, and have we not Thee Thyself, O Spirit of Consolation, to save us from enemies and from the effects of our offenses!

We implore Thee, then, to send forth Thy vivifying breath to renew the face of our dear land! Who, O Divine Spirit, can triumph as Thou can, against the powers of Hell itself! For, art Thou not the Fire that consumeth all sin, Essential Purity, the Bond of brotherhood that we so yearn for, Truth infallible, and Love, oh yes, Love Divine that unites all, reconciles all and purifies all!

Save us, then, for we perish! Fortify, preserve and extend the reign of Thy Church in our beloved land; allay all strife, political, social and domestic; enlighten, guide and possess our rulers, through the merits of Christ Our Lord and the intercession of Mary, Thy Immaculate Spouse.

St. Michael, Archangel, who has so often been sent to combat for us against Lucifer and his vile followers, deliver us from the wiles of that evil spirit, and grant that our holy religion may triumph over the enemies who blindly oppose or persecute Her. Amen.

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In Memory of Your Departed Loved Ones

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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