Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, December 1, 2015

The Universal Living Rosary Association

One-by-One, From France to Texas, and around the World!

The Living Rosary numbers about 16 million members located in every country in the world. We have over 70 thousands families in the USA, who receive our quarterly newsletter and often have two or more at one address who pray their Daily Decade. The Decade is an individual commitment, not a group or family enrollment. In each mission country, we try to establish leadership and develop a Center, so that one individual will take responsibility for receiving the materials we send, making enrollments, distribution of Decades and materials, and working closely with priests, religious and his local bishop. We have some great leaders and strong Centers: Ukraine, England, Pakistan, Philippines, India, Africa and many Spanish speaking countries.

We have little means of advertising this work except through the apostolic action of our members. One-by-one, the Living Rosary is spread throughout the world. Each member must be an apostle! When we began the revival of the Living Rosary, we called it just that. Eventually, we contacted Fr. Georges Naidenoff in Lyon, France, who was in charge of the cause of Ven. Pauline Jaricot. He was the editor of the MISSI, the magazine that reported the world-wide activity of the Propagation of the Faith which was also founded by Ven. Pauline Jaricot. Father had access to all her writings. When we shared our work with him, he responded in a very vital way. He could see that we had revived the devotion exactly as Pauline had founded it. Both he and his secretary took up their Decades in the Rosary with us and Father sent us a First Class Relic of Ven. Pauline Jaricot: a relic of the blood of her heart! He told us that until now NO ONE had ever received her relic. We understood what he was saying to us; this was Pauline’s work as it existed nowhere else in the world. It was then that we used the title “Universal Living Rosary!”

The name of this Rosary Association carries an awesome meaning. Many thought that we would send them “a living rosary!” Through doing the work of Pauline, we learned that the heart of this labor is the Breath of the Holy Ghost. Fifteen souls unite with one another and take up their Daily Decade. Each soul contributes his Decade to the other fourteen and this union of charity completes the full Rosary. This gift is the Breath of Charity, the very Heart beat of the Holy Ghost. This is what constitutes the “Living” Rosary; it is the Breath of the Holy Ghost gracing each member and multiplying their Decade so that, now, each receives the graces and merits of one complete 15 Decade Rosary. But more, united with 16 million members throughout the world, each member receives the graces and merits of 16 million Rosaries every day. This is the power of Association!

When the members sign up, they receive information on the devotion, a newsletter and recent news from our missionary members. It is so important to help them realize that they are part of the Universal Church and, now, united to the whole Church through this Daily Decade. Each one must become a missionary, through prayer, apostolic work, their donation and spreading the news of the Living Rosary to those who do not yet know about its work. It is never demanded of any member to send a specific donation. In Pauline’s day, she collected a sou from each member, giving him the dignity of being a benefactor and apostle. Today, we suggest $1.00 each month. If one cannot donate, we ask for prayers for our needs and for the members in Third World Countries. Each member prays the decade he is assigned, at any time of the day or night and in any place. Thus, the devotion is possible for everyone, no matter what their state in life and condition of prosperity or poverty. The members in mission countries cannot donate, but they pray for us! Miracles are wrought through their prayers. When a member passes away, we reassign his Decade to a new member.

We have been doing this work for 29 years now and, in the beginning, it was not easy to help people understand the need there is to reach out to the world and teach them the Faith, help them to possess the sacramentals of Our Lady and teach them how to use and treasure them. It is a delicate balance between zeal for sacramentals and to keep grounded in the fact that the gold of the Living Rosary is the DAILY DECADE, the prayer! One by one, we developed a Miraculous Medal stringing team and one that sews Our Lady’s Brown Scapular. Many donate Rosaries for the missions. All come to us and we distribute everything from the Universal Center so that there is equal distribution and concentration of our efforts in countries hard hit by religious persecution. Alone, little can be done, but united and working together as the Army of the Queen of Heaven, nothing is impossible! Postage is sky high and with increased persecution, in some countries sacramental mailings are blocked. We follow every parcel box and airlift carefully, making sure they arrive safely or re-route things if necessary. Through the years, a grand network of souls has been developed.

We have enrolled over 30 Bishops, several Cardinals, thousands of Priests and Sisters, and most of our Centers are under the local Bishop. His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, is supportive of our work. Father Ivan Kolodij is our representative in Ukraine. He enrolled as a seminarian and has excelled in promoting the devotion in the East, publishing a newsletter, translating all our materials into Ukrainian, working closely with his Bishop and developing a Mass Center in order to help our members to arrange Masses for their sick, suffering, dying and departed.

Many and singular are the graces obtained by our members through prayer to St. Philomena, Ven. Pauline Jaricot, the Rosary and Brown Scapular. One that is significant to me because I am a registered nurse and know it to be very accurate is a case in Kenya, Africa, where a young girl, 13 year old was very sick. She lay on her mat in the cold sweat of death. The family gathered around her and prayed the Rosary. The sick child let out a grunt, defecated and died. At that very time, there was a vial of the Holy Oil we had mailed the family that was on their oratory; as they prayed, it fell over, the lid opened and the oil began oozing out. The mother noticed this, went forward to grasp the oil vial, and ran to her daughter to apply the holy oil to her forehead and tongue. The family continued the Rosary prayers. The child coughed and woke up, and fully recovered.

In another instance, a priest wrote to ask me for money so he could make a trip to the Holy Land. I explained to Father that we do not send money, but asked him to pray to St. Philomena. The next time, I heard from him, he was writing from the Holy Land. Miraculously, the money was given to him. The list goes on and on. In all these 29 years, I have never heard that anyone was left wanting after they had prayed to St. Philomena. If she does not obtain for them exactly what they request, she will obtain for them something so much better.

If you wish to take an active part in stringing Miraculous Medals, handing out good Catholic literature or sewing Brown Scapulars, let us hear from you. If anyone would like to join us for a Decade of the Living Rosary, please write to:

The Universal Living Rosary Association,
P.O. Box 1303,
Dickinson, Texas 77539, USA
FAX: 281-337-3722 / 281-309-9821

Now is the time for Apostolic Action, Prayer and Reparation. Tomorrow will be too late!

God love you all!


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No human tongue can worthily sing the praises of Mary. While God is sovereignly independent from His creatures, He chose to have recourse to the Immaculate Virgin Mary in order to accomplish the greatest designs of His Infinite Mercy. God sent the Archangel Gabriel to solicit her permission. The Holy Ghost miraculously fructified her virginity becoming her Spouse and the Eternal Word drew from her flesh His most Holy Body and infinitely Precious Blood and was nourished for many months while in the cradle of her arms. St. Augustine said, “The Flesh of Christ is the flesh of Mary.”

By her divine Motherhood, the Blessed Virgin Mary possesses indisputable rights over Our Savior. On earth as in Heaven, Jesus pays His Mother the entire respect and tenderness of a Son. Mary’s divine Motherhood should inspire us with unlimited confidence in her all-powerful prayers for us. At the foot of the Cross, God entrusted Mary to us as our Mother. She holds the key which opens the Heart of Jesus that the flood of His richest Graces may pour out upon the world. It is Our Lady’s role to distribute the Graces merited by the Precious Blood of her Divine Son. She refuses them to no one! Christ died for all men.

Mary saw Jesus born in a wretched stable. She was forced to flee into Egypt to guard her Precious Treasure from the murderous rage of Herod. She lost her Child in Jerusalem, finding Him only after three longs days of tears and agony. It was by suffering that Mary united herself to her dying Son for our deliverance at the Foot of the Cross. Her faith was unfailing, her confidence unshakable, and her love knew no bounds! Mary longs to open the door of our hearts so that Jesus might enter into them. In the Holy Eucharist, He communicates His infinite Life to increase the action of Sanctifying Grace within us. He causes His breath of Life to animate our hearts. He brings us His Precious Blood to quench the fires of concupiscence. Here in the Eucharist is the Miracle of His Love: the very Bread of Angels!

May the Humility of the Shepherds, the Faith of the Wise Men, the Joy of the Angels and the Peace of the Christ Child be God’s Gift to us and to all Men, this Christmas and Always!



The Holy Mass Crucifix: A sturdy pewter Crucifix dedicated to St. Philomena with St. Benedict Medal on the reverse.

Cost of each = $ 60 includes shipping

St. Philomena Tote: Beautiful Tote bag with tapestry of Saint Philomena woven on both sides, full color, sturdy, height 17” and width 17”

Cost of each Tote: $ 25 plus $ 5 shipping and handling = $ 30

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Receive the Infant King into your heart and give Him to the hearts of your family and friends!

Enroll them in the Christmas Mass Bouquet: Thirty one days of Sacred Liturgies will be offered for all those who enroll in the Christmas Bouquet of Masses offered by Fr. Ivan Kolodiy and the good priests in Ukraine. Your spiritual and temporal needs, your family living and dead will be remembered at the Holy Altar every day during December. The Christmas Mass Bouquet will be crowned with a solemn High Mass on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and during the Christmas Octave. There could be no more precious gift you can give at Christmas time. We will mail the beautiful Mass cards directly to you. These may be sent along with your Christmas greeting cards or placed inside your gift packages. This is a wonderful way to keep Christ in Christmas!!!

SUGGESTED STIPEND DONATION: $5.00 each for Enrollment in the Christmas Bouquet of thirty one days of Masses: PRINT VERY CLEARLY EACH NAME!


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Christmas Novena

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Dear Mrs. Patti Melvin,

In Moshi, on the 2nd Saturday of each month, we normally have a Diocesan meeting for chief leaders of each Parish and Chapel.

We have enrolled 45 students of the Uparo Secondary School in the Living Rosary on November 7. A Special Mass was held for enrollment of new members. Thanks for sending Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot’s Relics. Each member has received one.

During the meeting, we discuss (1) How to reach new Parishes, Chapels, Secondary Schools and Colleges for promoting the Living Rosary (2) Financial support for the National ULRA meeting which is scheduled on November 28 and 29, 2015 and (3) the challenges facing the growth of the Living Rosary at Parish and Chapel levels and sharing the blessings obtained.

God bless you!

Stephen Tarimo

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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.

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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