Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Dear Apostles of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

We are so very deeply grateful for your kind donation and your prayers. The root cause of the troubles of humanity today is neglect of God. It is the duty of every Catholic to mirror Christ in His zeal for souls: that is why He was born, why He preached, why He suffered and why He chose to remain with us in the Blessed Eucharistic. We thank God for your burning and true zeal for souls through your donation and your faithfulness to your Daily Decade!

Only the power of God’s sacrificial Love flowing first into us and transforming us and, then, flowing through us out into the world, can really make a difference! Without love, we are nothing, we have nothing and we gain nothing. Love Alone Matters!

Knowledge without love produces arrogance.
Power without love creates tyranny.
Zeal without love results in fanaticism.

Love is the definition and measure of success. The love God inspires in us is humble. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love seeks to do good to others in ways both small and great. Love is not boastful, arrogant or rude.

Spiritual pride is a disease of the soul; a deadly disease which makes self the center of life. It is the one sin that gives rise to all others. Humility recognizes God as the center of all things and our total dependence on Him. Love sees the equal worth of everyone and seeks to serve others. If we are going to love at all, we need a heart transplant. Our hearts must be centered in Christ!

Jesus Christ is the greatest example of humble love there has ever been: He made Himself nothing taking the form of a servant, while giving up everything, even life itself, for the sake of those He loved. When we love, we give up our individualism and put the needs of others before our own. Love’s sacrifice is not compromise, giving up something in order to get something back. It is pure sacrifice. Love simply gives. It spends itself entirely with no thought of return. Love keeps no records of wrongs. It always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres. Love never fails. Love hates sin while still loving the sinner. Love is triumphant! Love does not want to possess and control others; it wants only to serve them. Love is generous, spontaneous, free and unreserved. Love never ends! Because of the eternal Love of God, our lives that seem so temporary and impermanent take on an eternal weight of glory.

Let us make LOVE our aim!

Our prayers are¬ with you both day and night.


Let us pray for one another.

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Mrs Patti Melvin
The Universal living Rosary Association
P.O. Box 1303
Dickinson Texas 77539
U.S.A.Dear Patti,

Greetings and best wishes from the Catholic Training Centre!

Thank you so much for the receipt of a parcel of Rosaries, Scapulars and material for sharing with us in Lesotho the life of St. Philomena, no doubt this will encourage and strengthen our devotion to St. Philomena.

In our Country Lesotho, St. Philomena is well known especially by the Children of Mary. Recently, they came in great numbers at Christ the Priest Parish for their annual retreat to strengthen their devotion and love to Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Philomena.

Once again thank you so much for the recent packet of materials, Rosaries and leaflets on the devotion to the Holy Eucharist and Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Christian people are happy and grateful to you and to all those who help you to spread real devotion and love to our Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Philomena.

May the Good Lord bless and reward you in return!

With gratitude and promise of our prayers,

Yours sincerely in Christ and our Blessed Mother Immaculate Mary,

+ Sebastian Khoarai, O.M.I.
Bishop Emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek

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Dear Patti Melvin,Glory to God in the highest Heaven and Peace to His people on earth! I thank you all for your prayers. Our long awaited Annual ULRA conference in Omega, Namibia, took place from October 23-25, 2015. It was attended by about 630 – 750, both old and new members. The members came from all corners of our country including new members from Zimbabwe and Angola. Our members from Rundu did a marvelous mission activity. They undertook a journey to Eastern Zimbabwe and introduced the Living Rosary mission, and one new member from Zimbabwe joined us. They also managed to bring along other new members from Angola whom I invited to join us in the conference with the aim to learn from us and to start the Association in their own country.

The travel fee for the Angolians was covered by the northern ULRA members. We had enough Sacramentals for everyone. The distribution went very well. All our members returned home cheerfully.

I thank you and our benefactors for your generosity. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

United in the Immaculate Heart.

Sr. Margaret Uutoni
ULRA Conference
in Omega, NAMIBIA

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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!

10.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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