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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, October 6th, 2014

TO JESUS THROUGH Mary (continued)

MARY, OUR CHANNEL OF GRACE

In proof of his assertion that Mary is the means ordained by God through which we receive all good and every Grace, St. Louis Grignion reasons as follows:

First Reason:

Mary alone has found Grace with God, both for Herself and for every child of Adam. The Angel said to Mary, “Thou hast found Grace with God; behold, thou shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shall call His Name, JESUS.”

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort says that God has chosen Mary for His treasurer so that all His Graces and all His gifts pass through Her hands, and no gift is bestowed on men by Heaven except through Her virginal hands. Many doctors of the Church hold the same opinion.

Second Reason:

Mary has given being and life to the Author of all Grace and, on this account, She is called the “Mother of Grace.” In Mary resides the fullness of Grace, Jesus Christ, that She may impart Grace to the members of Jesus Christ, Her true children. This is taught by Saint Bernard and Saint Jerome.

Third Reason:

God the Father, from whom every perfect gift and all Grace comes, in giving His Son to Mary gave Her all His Graces. “God has deposited in Mary the fullness of all that is good,” says St. Bernard, “so that if we have any hope, any Grace, any salvation, we should know that all comes to us by Mary. Take away the sun which illuminates the earth, and what will become of the day? It will vanish with all its brightness, light and blessings. Take away from the vast universe, Mary, the resplendent Star of the Sea, and what will remain but the darkness, shadows of death and total obscurity of spirit? Let us, therefore, venerate Mary with a fervent heart, with deepest affection and with all the desire of our soul, for it is the Will of Him Who willed that we receive all things through Mary. It is His Will, I say, and to our advantage.”

Fourth Reason:

As in the natural order, a child has a father and a mother, so in the order of Grace, a true child of the Church must have God for his Father and Mary for his Mother. If anyone glories in having God for his Father without at the same time having a tender, filial love for Mary, he deceives himself and is still far from the way of truth.

Fifth Reason:

The Holy Spirit, having espoused Mary, produced in Her His Masterpiece, Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word; and as He has never repudiated Her, He continues to produce in Her and by Her, in a real though mysterious manner, His elect, whose names are written in the Book of Life.

Sixth Reason:

Mary has received from God a special dominion over the Children of God. St. Augustine affirms that, during their present life, all the predestined are hidden in the womb of the most holy Virgin in order that they be conformed to the image of the Son of God. Here, they are guarded, nourished and made to grow by that good Mother until She brings them forth to glory after death, which the Church calls the birthday of the Saints. Consequently, as the child draws all its nourishment from its mother who gives it to the child in proportion to its weakness, so, in like manner, do the predestined draw all their spiritual nourishment and strength from Mary.

Seventh Reason:

On the festivals of the Blessed Virgin, the Church applies to Her the words of Holy Scripture contained in Chapter 24 of the Book of Ecclesiasticus: “Let thy dwelling be in Jacob and thy inheritance in Israel, and take root in My elect.” It is as though the heavenly Father said to Mary. “My Daughter, let thy dwelling be in Jacob,” that is to say in My elect, typified in Jacob. It is as though God the Son said to Her, “My dear Mother, let thine inheritance be in Israel,” since Israel, the chosen people of the Old Law, typifies the predestined of the Kingdom of Heaven, “Thine inheritance shall be the predestined.” Lastly, it is as though the Holy Spirit said to Mary, “Strike thy roots, My faithful Spouse, in My elect.” Whosoever, then, is elected and predestined for life eternal, has the holy Virgin dwelling with him in his soul; (St. Louis de Montfort does not here infer that Mary is present in our soul as God is present by Sanctifying Grace, but morally present by Her attentiveness to our existence and our needs, and Her cooperation with the Holy Spirit in forming Jesus in our soul.) He is Her inheritance, Her possession, Her entire property. He allows Mary to strike in his soul the roots of Her unshaken faith, Her profound humility, Her all- embracing mortification, Her sublime prayer, ardent charity, firm hope and all of Her other virtues.

Eight Reason:

In Mary, and in Mary alone, God became Man without ceasing to be God. In a similar manner, man also can be spiritually remodeled in Mary and be transformed into God in as far as human nature is capable, through the Grace of Jesus Christ. Mary, together with the Holy Spirit, has produced the most sublime Being whichever was or ever will be, the God-Man; and She will consequently produce the greatest Saints toward the end of time. The most fervent servants of Mary are destined for the time of greatest tribulation.


Dear Mother Patti,Today, the ULRA was introduced to the Parishioners of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Nkolbisson, Yaounde.

The Parish Priest, Father Nicholas allowed us to talk to the people the urgency and importance of Our Lady’s Message at Fatima and the simplicity of the Living Rosary.

After Mass, quite a number of Parishioners followed us outside the Church where we set up our stall. Many adults and children came forward to sign up for their Decades including two religious Sisters who run a girls College. One of the Sisters, Sister Boniface Marie wished to work with us as soon as the school reopens on September 8, 2014.

The children were given Miraculous Medals. We took a large quantity and were able to distribute to all who came forward for it. It is worth noting that the people appreciated the white Medals than the previous ones that changed color.

I hope that you would send us boxes of Rosaries of different colors, Rosary leaflets in English and French, booklets on the Life of St. Philomena and Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot in English as people want to know about their biography. Also, please send St. Philomena Novena leaflets in English and French.

< Paul – The Living Rosary – CAMEROON >


Hello from the Philippines!

I am Mr. Weldann Panganiban, a teacher in Malabon City. I was invited by Ms. Letty Morales to join the Living Rosary, and be a fervent devotee of St. Philomena. After a miracle which happened in my life, thanks to the Saint’s intercession and that of Our Blessed Mother, I vowed to spread devotion to our dear little Princess, and to her Queen, Queen of the Holy Rosary and Mediatrix of All Graces.

I started with my students at the Immaculate Conception Parochial School, in Malabon City, through a group which we named “9PMers.”

This group is composed of students and teachers who voluntarily offered some of their time to pray to the Lord. Every day, at 9:00 PM, we stop from whatever we are doing and pray for our intentions and that of our family and all those dear to us, most especially, for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, under the inspiration of St. Philomena. They are also enrolled in the Living Rosary, wear the Scapular and cord.

In our faith sharing, they told us how St. Philomena helped them to become good and holy students. Some had their vices stopped, some had good grades in the past quarterly examinations, and some had little encounters with St. Philomena who helped them in many ways.

As I thank God, Our Blessed Mother and St. Philomena for this wonderful grace in the life of our students, I would like to ask for your favorable help with our undertaking. More students are coming, and we have little resources to use. I would like to knock your humble hearts to help these students further their understanding of the importance of prayer and living a holy life.

Thank you, dear Mother Mary and St. Philomena for this blessing you had granted to us! Always pray to God for us! Mahal namin kayo! (We love you!)

Always ONE WITH YOU,

WELDANN LESTER PANGANIBAN

NAVOTAS CITY, PHILIPPINES


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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,Your generous donation reached us last week and how deeply grateful we are for your love, sacrifice and apostleship. The power, beauty and spiritual balm that nourish souls through our union is something which simply cannot be grasped by us upon this earth. The help you have given will be a great strength for us to reach souls in mission countries; the areas that are the most hard-hit by war, persecution and death. We have arranged special Masses for you and keep you daily in our poor prayers.

Perfection does not consist in receiving great gifts from God, but in simply adhering to the Will of God in all imaginable situations in which Providence may place us, whether interior or exterior. We ought to desire our progress and perfection only as much as God wishes it and by the means He wishes. The whole rule of our life is God’s Will. On the last day, we will be judged in accord of our good works. Our good works are those in accordance with God’s Will at the moment we do them. They are a renunciation of self; they are the gift of ourselves to God. It is right to desire our own salvation and our own perfection, but we ought to desire it not only for our sake, but still more for God’s sake, because He wishes it and has made us for Himself. Charity is not a love which wants to receive, but a love which longs to give. God’s Love is always a gift, always Charity!

We live in God, bathed in His action upon us through the creatures around us and our own reactions to them. We can be perfect, here and now, by being exactly as God wishes us to be here and now. This moment is the most precious of all moments. No other moment is in our power. We need not worry about what is to come; by hope, we abandon to God the care of tomorrow. Our holy perseverance, death and eternity are all in His Hands. It is only in the present moment we can merit, act and love. We must have confidence in Him for the past and for the future. He insists on this as our safeguard against worry and despondency: the great dangers of all dangers! Upon this, God insists the Sacrament of the Moment! If we seek Him, we have found Him!

I remain, one with you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Patti Melvin
PATTI MELVIN, Director ULRA

Let us pray for one another.


TO JESUS THROUGH MARY! (continued)

The motives which St. Louis de Montfort brings forward in urging this Consecration, together with the excellence of the devotion and the wonderful benefits to be derived from it, are given in abridged form:

Of the Sublime End for which we have been created

We have been created to know God, to love Him and serve Him in this life, in order to possess Him in the next and be eternally happy in this possession. Not for temporal happiness have we come into this world, neither to become famous, obtain high honors, great wealth or comforts nor to live according to our desires. We are here to seek God, to do His Divine Will, to become holy and attain to Eternal Salvation. Sanctity of life and eternal happiness: This is the expression of the Will of God in our behalf; this is our sublime vocation, the end for which God has created us according to His image; this is why He has given us understanding and a free will, our bodily faculties and all other gifts; and for this purpose, He has preserved our life and intends to prolong it. To this end, all our thoughts, words and works, all our sufferings and endeavors should be directed.

What an admirable work: Darkness to be changed into light, clay of this earth into an immortal being, sin into holiness, the creature into a partaker of the divine nature and man into a son of God!

Admirable work, I repeat it, says Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, but very difficult in itself and impossible to mere nature. All the achievements of the human mind and all the knowledge of the world cannot bring us a step nearer to this supernatural end. God alone can do this by His all-powerful Grace.

Means of Salvation

“Soul, what will you do?” De Montfort asks. What means will you employ to attain to this infinitely sublime destiny for which you have been created and called by God? And he replies: The means of salvation and holiness are known to all. They are mentioned in the Gospel, explained by the masters of the spiritual life and have ever been made use of by the Saints. They are true faith, childlike confidence in God, observance of the Commandments, a worthy reception of the Sacraments, frequent prayer, humility of heart, constant combat with our evil inclinations, conformity to the Will of God and perseverance in doing good.

To practice these virtues and to use these means of holiness and salvation, the Grace of God is absolutely necessary. God, though infinitely good, does not give equally great Graces to all nor at the same time; yet, because He wills that all men be saved, He gives to everyone, even the greatest sinner, necessary and sufficient Grace for his salvation. Without this necessary and sufficient Grace, it would be impossible for anyone to work out his salvation. God gives to all men especially the Grace of prayer. If we make proper use of it, we can obtain all other Graces.

Another means whereby we can obtain God’s Graces more easily and surely than we could by our own efforts, is Mary – devotion to Mary. St. Louis Grignion says simply: To find Grace, we must find Mary. In reality, the Church says the same when applying to Mary the words of Holy Scripture: “He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.” (Prov. 8:35)

This truth is reiterated by very many spiritual writers. Thousands, yes, millions of souls have obtained salvation through Mary, through Her merits and intercession without which they would never have obtained. However, not for individuals alone has Mary obtained most wonderful Graces, but whole nations have, through Her, obtained knowledge of the Truth and Salvation. St. Alphonsus Liguori says, “It is well-known that, by devotion to Mary, Saint Bernardine of Siena sanctified the people of Italy and St. Dominic, by the same means, converted many provinces in France and Italy.” And, let us add that St. Louis de Montfort, by this particular devotion to Mary, delivered a great portion of France from the gloomy and despairing doctrines of the Jansenistic heresy.


“ABANDONMENT ALONE GUIDES ME; I HAVE NO OTHER COMPASS!”

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

The road that leads to the divine furnace of God’s Love is the surrender of the little child who sleeps without fear in its Father’s Arms. There are three stages in our surrender to God:

1. The first stage consists of accepting and assenting to God’s Will as it manifests itself in all the circumstances of our lives.

2. The second stage is actively doing God’s Will at every moment of our lives.

3. The third stage is to be so completely abandoned to God that one is a pliant tool in His Hands.

It is not God’s Will that people hate, fight one another or murder others, but He allows this evil to become part of His plan for our salvation. It was not the Father’s Will that His Son be killed, but Jesus freely sacrificed Himself for the sins of mankind. Many of our sufferings come from the hands of hateful and cruel men; nevertheless, it is the Father Who asks us to drink this bitter cup. It was so for Jesus, and it is the same for us.

Suffering does not signify a lack of love on the part of the Father; suffering is not in vain if it bears redemptive power. God makes use of evil in such a superb way and with such skill that the result is better than if there had never been evil. Nothing falls outside of God’s plan. All that is in God’s Will brings us peace of body and soul. He is always there. Everything speaks to us of Him. We must die to ourselves, and let God form our lives from moment to moment while we continually consent to His action. We seek Him in great things, while He continually communicates and reveals Himself to us in small things.

How often it happens that God allows a difficult and evil person to provide what is needed to make us saints. If we do not dare to walk hand in hand with God, whose hand shall we choose to hold? Can God lead us astray? He knows exactly what we need. Everything He gives us is carefully measured out according to our needs. How much energy we expend in resisting God!

Have confidence! If you do not receive what you feel you need, trust God that you do not need it. God has experienced the indifference, hardness and cruelty of mankind. He has suffered through all your anguish, loneliness and despair. Everything that wounds you has wounded Him first. He has freely taken all of it upon Himself. Never can you say that you are alone in what you suffer. Our Eucharistic Lord comes to us wounded and sacrificed! May our suffering be most meaningful and fruitful!

God is there in our lives in everything that happens. Obedience to God’s Will is something that influences and permeates our whole existence. Our Blessed Mother lived with Her eyes continually turned toward God, Who speaks to us from without and from within. We hear His word from the Bible and through the Church. For a Christian, the Church is Mater et Magistra. A Catholic never chooses anything but obedience and nothing more: God’s Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. The mark of a Catholic is Patience! Only a humble man is patient.

We often live in the past and in the future. The only thing that matters is the present: to be docile, attentive and obedient to God’s Holy Will now! Let us not listen to our conflicting impulses, “I like” “I don’t like.” The deep will within us wants God, moves towards Him, and finds its satisfaction in Him alone.

The third stage of surrender is the most perfect and few there are who reach this stage of total surrender. The Spirit is prepared to lead us at all times. Are we prepared to let ourselves be led? Apart from God, we can do nothing. In order to reach this stage, we must be prepared to give up all our own plans and desires. Everything must be offered up. The total surrender of self and all our faculties must be given over. The devil fights mightily that this sacrifice be not made. All that brings peace, submission, sweetness and confidence, has the seal of God upon it, for truly it is a matter of all or nothing! We hang in the balance between Heaven and Hell. A hurricane of love is raging over all the earth. God is tugging, pleading, weeping, shouting: “If you love Me: Let Go, Give In, Trust Me, Surrender!”

Are we doing everything we can possibly do to help each other? We must all trust in God and not fear any persecution, but work as much as we are able, for the good of souls and glory of God. Fear is the beginning of betrayal! We have to fear only that we work and worry too little about the things of Christ and the Church, and that there is too little sacrifice in our lives. Let us not be soft with ourselves. Lean on Christ and we will be unbeatable. Let us resign ourselves completely to the Will of God, repeating the words of the little Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: “God will not abandon those who trust in Him!”


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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, October 6th, 2014
TO JESUS THROUGH MARY
(Extract from TRUE DEVOTION TO MARY)The Apostolate of “True Devotion to Mary” begun by St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort at the turn of the 18th century, is reaching its full flowering in our days when Mary is voicing Her appeal and holding forth Her maternal arms to a world badly in need of Her powerful assistance. True Devotion so warmly advocated by this Saint is a genuine pearl which, if regarded with the eyes of Faith, surpasses all the treasures of the world; it is an excellent means which the Most High taught him, as he himself says, and which he was not able to find in any book, old or new.

“For,” he says, “as there are secrets of nature by which one is enabled to obtain wonderful effects in a short time and with little cost, so also there are secrets in the order of Grace to perform in a short time, with sweetness and facility, which empty us of self and by which we achieve perfection. The practice which I am about to disclose is one of these secrets of Grace, unknown to many Christians, and practiced and relished by a still smaller number.”

De Montfort was not inclined to teach this True Devotion or Mary’s Secret, as he terms it, to all without distinction, but only to zealous Christians, to those who specially venerate the Mother of God and, in general, to all who are of good will, and who are earnestly striving after sanctity.

To impress upon us that we cannot hope to understand and fully comprehend this True Devotion by reading it just once, its saintly author adds that, on account of the multitude and grievousness of our sins and our secret attachment to self, we will at first but imperfectly appreciate it. The more, however, we make use of this devotion in our daily lives, the better we will understand its value and excellence.

THE MONTFORT CONSECRATION

Jesus, Our Savior, came to us through Mary, His Mother, and through Her hands are given to us all the Graces that we receive – Graces merited by His Passion and Death. Through Mary’s hands, therefore, we may well offer to Jesus all that we are and all that we possess, so as to belong, through Her, entirely to Him. Such is the Montfort way: To Jesus through Mary! The manner of offering is given in the Formula of Consecration which he composed (see page 22 – Booklet available at the Living Rosary Association). It begins with profound adoration of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, thanksgiving for the benefits of Redemption, contrition for sin and hope for pardon. It acknowledges the sublime dignity and power of Mary, the Virgin-Mother, in the work of our salvation and, then, proceeds to offer everything to Jesus through His holy Mother.


THANK YOU, SAINT PHILOMENA!

Testimonies from Stephen, TANZANIA:

1. Brenda was a student at St. Pius boarding Primary school in Rombo, Tanzania. Last January, she suddenly had a severe problem with her vocal system. She failed completely to speak. She was sent to several hospitals, but their effort to help her was fruitless. Her head teacher gave the advice to transfer her to a special school for the dumb. The parents had no funds and they failed to do this. Instead, they took the child to live with her grandmother in Moshi. Brenda’s grandmother was a ULRA promoter. She introduced the child to me, the diocesan chairman, and I provided her with the holy oil of St. Philomena. Her grandmother put a drop of the oil on her tongue. It was the evening hours. The next morning when Brenda awoke, she shouted out! It was miraculous that she received her speech again. Thank you St. Philomena!

2. Raymond was suffering with diabetes and heart disease. He was in a serious condition and admitted in the hospital for 7 months. We brought the St. Philomena oil to him and put a couple drops in a cup of fresh milk. After he swallowed it, he began to get well. By the third day, he was completely recovered. Doctors were amazed. He went for his check up and it was found that he had neither heart disease nor diabetes. He was discharged from the hospital. Till now, he is without symptoms.

3. Tommy is a student at St. John Bosco Seminary. He was clothed with the Scapular by a priest on June 2013 with other ULRA members at the Cathedral. In September, Tommy left for classes and he forgot his Scapular. In that very day while the students were in class, their dormitory caught fire due to a short circuit. All the students’ possessions were burnt except the Scapular of Tommy. The bed upon which it lay was not touched by the flames. The rector was amazed. Thank you, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!

Thank you for the holy oil and other Sacramentals you sent to us. We had a baby here who did not move his bowels for many days. The parents brought her to the doctor but nothing would help. When I heard about it, I gave the father the blessed oil of Saint Philomena and instructed him what to do. It worked, the parents were so grateful and the baby is doing well.
< Sr. Maria – TX, USA >

A woman from Kasanga Catholic Parish had been bed-ridden for a very long time and was sent home by the doctors to await the time of death. She was anointed with St. Philomena oil and she vomited a small rat, which showed that she was under witchcraft. Today, she is well and living a life of devotion
< Abraham, Kasese – AFRICA >


“BRING YOUR SICK AND YOUR SUFFERING TO ME!”

There is not one among the Angels and Saints in Heaven whose heart is capable of compassionating our sufferings like the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Children of Mary, you who suffer illness and affliction, do not confide them to creatures, entrust them to the compassionate Heart of your Mother. All you who are afflicted and suffering, go to Our Lady and tell Her of your distress. Weep, if you will, and She will console you! Her Soul was transfixed with a sword; She understands full well your grief. Mary is the Health of the Sick. From the cradle to the grave, tears and sufferings are man’s inheritance. From the Heart of Mary goes forth the saving virtue which cures all our ills. Yes, by the intercession of Our Queen, the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, the paralyzed recover the use of their limbs and the dying return to life! The walls of Her sanctuaries are covered with votive offerings, silent witness to the gratitude of those She has miraculously cured. Our Lady draws, as She wills from the Heart of the Divine Physician, the balm which cures our bodies and souls. Mary feels great compassion for the diseases of our souls. How many sick Christians there are whose souls are weak in faith, in piety and in fervor! Mary loves to listen to their sighs and answer their prayers. If Mary has healed bodies, how much more She delights in helping the spiritually blind regain their vision, paralyzed souls walk with strength, and lukewarm Christians regain their earlier fervor and walk courageously.

Let us bring them all: those in their last agony, those on cots and in wheelchairs, the sick, the weak, and the dying, to the Queen of Heaven, Help of Christians: Our Life, Our Sweetness and Our Hope, and place them before the Sacred Tabernacle, wherein dwells the Divine Physician. We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily make a mistake which could cost us our lives. But, we protest when God sets to work on us. The chalice of suffering He offers us may be a bitter one, but has He not reddened it with His own Blood? We must not be grieficken that God is sharing with us the greatest mark of His favor, The Cross!

During the Month of October, as we celebrate the great victory of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Lourdes over suffering and sickness, let us bring our sick, our suffering and our dying to the foot of the Holy Altar to be bathed in the Most Precious Blood of Jesus through a Holy Mass Bouquet spanning the 31 days of October. Please list your loved ones who are suffering physically, spiritually or emotionally, so they may take part in this Holy Mass Bouquet. A lovely Mass card will be sent out to you for each one you enroll.

SUGGESTED STIPEND DONATION: $5.00 each for Enrollment in the OCTOBER Bouquet of 31 days of Masses for your Sick and your Suffering: PRINT VERY CLEARLY EACH NAME!

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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:

THE LIVING ROSARY, P.O. BOX 1303, DICKINSON, TX 77539, USA

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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.

Please Click here to Share Your Gift of Faith


Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Dear
Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,Thank you for your generous
support of our missionary efforts throughout the whole world. We are keeping
you and your family most especially in our prayers. We beg God to bless and
protect you from every evil and all harm.

In a world in which materialism has come strangely to dominate the lives
of millions, the dignity and apostolate of the Christian Mother is
tragically obscured. Domestic society is being attacked by political systems
which, with false arrogance, claim authority over all social relations and
by ‘WOULD-BE’ educators who seek to destroy the natural and divine rights
and functions of the family. The Good Shepherd elevated marriage to its
pristine purity and sanctified it with sacramental graces. The apostolate of
the Christian Mother has grave responsibilities, with holy reaches and
sublime dignity. Reverence for the dignity of motherhood is the foundation
upon which nations rest. The unfathomed mystery of life has been placed in
woman’s hands. Man is influenced by truth, but woman is guided by her heart.
At the core of a woman’s soul is motherhood. It is her greatest happiness
and, for this new life, she is ready to make stupendous sacrifices. Gentle
compassion is the duty of woman whose hand causes the works of charity and
mercy to grow immeasurably. Florence Nightingale was the guardian angel of
the sick. Ven. Pauline Jaricot was the heroine of social service. Woman is
the only one who gathers and holds together life’s broken pieces. The more
mankind withdraws from God, the more difficult it becomes to comprehend and
justly evaluate the proper worth of woman.

The ideal must be upheld that the married woman’s first priority is her
family. To them, she must give her love wholly and entirely. Whatever she
accomplishes outside the home, can never counterbalance the loss sustained
in the home by her absence. Modern woman has taken up every field of man’s
endeavor but, in the meantime, she has forgotten how to be a wife and
mother. A mother’s quiet labor in the home radiates out upon the entire
Nation. Without her, there can be no family and no home. Without her,
goodness, love and mercy vanish. Marriage IS the greatest adventure any
young couple can undertake. They conquer life by the power of love, and in
the fire of love fuse two hearts into one: seeking each to sanctify the
other, they walk together on the road to Heaven. Death alone can break their
sacred bond.

Marriage brings forth Human Life;

but united together on the Cross, it brings forth Divine Life!

I remain, one with you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Patti Melvin
PATTI MELVIN, Director ULRA

Let us pray for one another.


FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
(concluded)

DEVOTION TO THE HOLY TRINITY

Devotion to the most Holy Trinity is an exquisite fruit of love for the
Holy Sacrifice. In all my experiences, I have never met a person who had a
true devotion to the august Trinity, without having come to that devotion by
the royal road of the mediator of the Mass. Knowledge and love of the Father
and the Trinity are generated and developed in the radiance of the Altar.
This devotion will reach full growth on the day of glory in the song of the
angels, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts”: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabbaoth.

Here, it would seem appropriate to speak briefly on the Feast of the Most
Holy Trinity, celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost. More majestic
than the Heavens, the Blessed Trinity so full of glory that the feast should
be celebrated throughout the year. This brings to mind the beautiful
teaching that the great and marvelous Feast of the Most Blessed Trinity is
celebrated daily by heaven, earth and Purgatory together. This uninterrupted
and infinitely glorious celebration of the feast is the Holy Sacrifice of
the Mass. The Church triumphant, militant and suffering is united in one
outburst of adoration, praise and love, singing in every Mass. “Glory to
God in the Highest”… “Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”

in the Sacrifice of the Altar.

No honor given to the Trinity is more divine, and hence none more worthy
of the Divinity, than the official hymn of praise sung by the High Priest
and Mediator, the Victim of the Holy Sacrifice. “I will praise thee upon the
harp,” says the Church. I praise thee on the divine harp, the Heart of the
High Priest, the adorable celebrant of the Mass. This is indeed the concert
of eternity transposed to the Altar in the muted notes of the Eucharistic
mystery. Holy Mass is the dawn of paradise, awaiting our death where its
full splendor be revealed.

The reality of heaven and the holy Altar is identical: substantial and
divine. The only difference lies in the vision and perfection of possession
of this treasured reality. Perfect vision, face to face, the eternal and
definitive possession of this divine reality, is the prerogative of the
citizens of heaven.

Priests should have an especial burning devotion for this ineffable
mystery. Their devotion should be extra-ordinary, based on solid doctrine
and genuine piety. Every priest should be a specialist on the Mass, for his
own sake and the good of souls. The priest is, what his Mass is. That priest
is fortunate who prepares his Mass carefully, lingers over it lovingly and
piously lives it with all his heart! “O Lord, give us many saintly priests
who understand this doctrine, but above all, priests who live it.”

We have said that the Mass is the perfect and adequate expiation of the
sins of the world. Recall the insistence our Lord made on the need for
loving reparation when He appeared to St. Margaret Mary. He asked that
fervent and solemn reparation be made for the horrible sacrileges committed
against Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Think also, that when Jesus gave
Himself to the Father, He looked down the centuries and saw the agents and
successors of Judas, yet willingly surrendered Himself to their will.

The race of Judas is not extinct. The traitors who betray their Master
with a kiss have been multiplied. It would have been better for them had
they never been born! St. Paul says that these sacrilegious souls eat and
drink their own damnation! (I Cor. 11:29). You cannot imagine what devilish
fury consumes them in their hatred for the Person of Jesus present under the
white veil of the Host. There, He is the centre and object of an exquisite
love. But there He is also the Victim of a hatred like that of the scribes
and priests who sarcastically vilified the Christ dying on Calvary. Have
mercy on them all, O king of love! Pardon and mercy, O Jesus—Victim, for all
the Judases! “May Thy pierced Heart take a merciful revenge, for they know
not what they do.”

Parce Domine, parce sacerdotibus tuis, parce populo tuo, me in
aeternum irascaris nobis … miserere! “Spare O Lord, spare Thy priests,
spare Thy people, lest Thine anger be enkindled against them forever… Have
mercy!”

To close this meditation, would that I had the inspiration and love of
him who sang the Lauda Sion Salvatorem!

If, in speaking of the majesty of Holy Sacrifice, my words had been so
full of conviction and so vibrant, that creation itself had been moved even
as it was by the death of the Savior on Good Friday; and if, being so moved,
it should begin a hymn of praise to the Creator hidden in the host, I would
stop the hymn, saying: “Ye sun, stars and volcanoes, valleys and oceans,
forests, vineyards and gardens, be still… do not sing, yet awhile! Angels
and saints of paradise you too, be silent for a while, do not sing!

“And you, Mary, Queen of creation, divine Mother of the King of kings,
kneeling at your feet, I beg a moment of silence, for the divine harp of the
Altar, Christ is about to resound with song to His Father. “Jesus-Victim,
Jesus-Mediator, Jesus-High Priest, sing, praise and bless the Most High in
the name of humanity purchased with Your Precious Blood!

Heavens, be still; earth, be quiet, while thousands of priests from pole
to pole elevate the Host and the Chalice.

And now, ye heavens and earth, hear the adorable harp vibrating. He sings
at the Altar the same hymn He sang on Good Friday on Calvary … O, Christ
Jesus, sing to the Trinity with the Church, and in the name of all creation:

“Glory to the Father, the all-powerful Love.”

“Glory to the Son, the Merciful Love!”

“Glory to the Holy Ghost, the Substantial Love!”

“Glory to the Most High in the heavens!”

“Glory to the Trinity on the Altar of the Holy Sacrifice!”

And heaven and earth would reply: “Hosanna! Hosanna! Amen.

FIAT! So let it be for ages without end!”

The fervent priest and the faithful Christian who knows the true
appreciation of the wonder of love and grace that is in the Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass; who loves the Mass with a holy passion, and what is more
important, tries to live the Mass, is one of the predestined who is
fortunate in having found the Messiahs – Savior, even as the Samaritan woman
had found Him. But more than she, the Christian has received that same Jesus
into his heart — Jesus who is the fountain of living waters springing up
unto eternal life! Fervently beg the Holy Spirit to give you the divine
light which shines from a divine flame, in order that you may know most
thoroughly this divine gift par excellence — the Eucharistic Sacrifice and
the Eucharistic Sacrament.

Thus, by the ladder of Jacob, the arms of the High Priest and Victim of
the Altar, you will be lifted up to the throne of the Trinity. Go, then, and
with a filial boldness win over the Heart of the Father through the Heart of
the Son, the mediator of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!


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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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!Dear Benefactors and Family of the Living Rosary,

Through your great help, the Living Rosary in Ukraine is flourishing in a special way during the wake of the Revolution which continues to this day. Many souls have been awakened from a life of ease centered in self and materials goods, to realize that all of these things can vanish in an instant. People flock to the churches to make their peace with God. We have personally been asked to “BEHOLD, THY MOTHER!” by Our Savior as He hung on the Cross. We do this best by studying St. Louis Marie de Montfort and living his way of Total Consecration to the Mother of God.

Essential to evangelization is the Mystery of the Cross. St. Louis de Montfort’s spirituality gives great emphasis to the Cross. Like a golden thread, it was woven through his life, preachings and writings. One of his most powerful works was entitled: “Letter to the Friends of the Cross.” Eternal Wisdom (Jesus Christ) has fixed His abode in the Cross, so firmly we will not find Him anywhere else in the world. Wisdom is the Cross and the Cross is Wisdom! Many people living in this world do not understand the mysterious language of the Cross. Being fond of pleasures and comforts, they drag their crosses along with reluctance, impatience and protesting. An event of cosmic proportions began to unfold when Pilot handed Jesus over to be crucified. Infinite Holiness embraced the Cross and took on the damnation of us all: Not reluctantly, but with Infinite LOVE! The Cross is the instrument of the Death of Our Savior and, thereby, the instrument of the victorious Redemption of all mankind. Jesus is beaten, crowned with thorns, and falls under the weight of the cross of our rebellion.

The consolation of His Mother’s bravery along the Via Dolorosa is great indeed; greater still, is the suffering that overwhelmed her at the terrible sight of the Child she bore. The sword of dying with Christ, as Simeon prophesied, pierced ever more deeply into her Immaculate Heart. Jesus stumbled and fell three times under the weight of the Cross.

Three times, He began again the journey to Calvary, no matter the pain! Upon reaching Golgotha, the place of the skull, Jesus was stripped of His garments. As the soldiers tore away His clothes, every wound was reopened. Crowned with thorns, blood pouring forth from His wounds, the eternal and incarnate Wisdom was displayed before a mocking world. He was stripped of everything! Only those who surrender all can share in the cross.

Poverty is a keyword in the Gospel. Anyone or anything that separates us from our union with Christ is to be considered diabolical. Yet, how tenaciously we grasp our idols, how fearful we are to let go of our treasures. Nations and individuals will even destroy each other in order to retain the golden calves of pride, prestige and wealth. The wealth of doing their own thing, demanding their own way, of using others and trying to possess others, of seeking pleasures no matter how repulsive they are to the Law of God: all these must be stripped away. Otherwise, we cannot be crucified with Christ. And, if we are not crucified with Christ, we cannot reign with Him. The Cross is essential to Christianity. “If any man would follow Me, he must take up the Cross daily and follow Me.” The Cross is precious because, when it is carried, it is the source, the food and the proof of love. The Cross enkindles the fire of Divine Love in the heart by detaching us from creatures. As wood is the food of flames, so the Cross is the food of love.

St. Louis de Montfort was expelled from one diocese after the other because of His fidelity to the Church and his unconditional living of the Gospel. He saw these DEFEATS as privileged crosses bringing him the conquest of souls for Christ. Although he suffered unjustly, he never complained. “WHAT A CROSS, TO BE WITHOUT A CROSS!” became his repeated motto. Far be it from us to glory, except in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Easter does not come after Good Friday; the Resurrection does not take place after Christ’s Death on the Cross. Rather, it is THROUGH the Cross that Jesus enters into His Glory. It is THROUGH the Cross that we share in the Glory of Christ’s Resurrection!

The Cross is our Emblem! The Cross is our Flag! The Cross is our Standard! It precedes us in every liturgical procession for It leads us on life’s pilgrimage to our Eternal Home!

We remember all of you as your carry the heavy crosses that God has chosen for you, and we pray that you will have the courage to bravely and lovingly unite yourselves with the Cross of Christ, in order that you might reign with Him for all Eternity.

I impart to all of you, my priestly blessing:

+ In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Fr. IVAN KOLODIY
Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE


FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Often, as I preached, and again in this little book, I have mentioned that the reason for our ignorance of so many simple and sublime truths in the mystery of the Altar, is that the Holy Spirit is not loved. With the exception of the most fervent Catholic circles He is scarcely invoked. How few are they who habitually have recourse to the Paraclete, substantial light and uncreated love! Nearly everywhere the sun of Pentecost is shrouded in a deep fog of cold indifference. The Paraclete is an unknown God. Yet. at the same time, the Paraclete alone has been given the mission in the Church to enlighten souls, to enkindle and sanctity them. He alone is the “sanctifier.”

It is not at all surprising, then, that the Mass is so little appreciated after twenty centuries of Christianity. The greater part of the faithful, while they might be in “good” faith, have not the “full” faith, the true faith.

The seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost are so many candles for us to keep burning before the Altar, that the celebrant and the faithful may enter the Holy of Holies filled with the sweet majesty of the Lord. Since the veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom on that first Good Friday, all of us have the right to enter therein: the Son of God calls us and waits for us there! Now, with the protecting influence of the Holy Spirit, let us discover how we can enkindle in ourselves and others the flame that should consume us with the most holy Victim of the Mass.

In the first place, resolve to make a thorough study of the Holy Sacrifice. This is a thesis of the greatest theological and spiritual value. There are so many works on the subject that a choice is difficult. However, a “must” in our study is the Canon of the Mass itself. The prayers contained in the Canon form a mosaic of the most ancient prayers of the Church. We are told that it contains the gold dust of the Mass of the catacombs, and that some parts go back to St. Irenaeus. (Mgr. Lepin – Lyon).

Secondly, do not be satisfied with mere bodily presence at Mass. Take an active part in the Mass, offering it with the priest by following the liturgical prayers and ceremonies with a Missal. Your own private prayers would be satisfactory as long as they are in the spirit of the Holy Sacrifice.

There are private devotions which do not blend with the doctrine contained in the official liturgy. These can cut you off from the concert of the Church. We should adore, praise and implore the Most High, through Jesus Christ our Lord, in perfect union with Holy Church.

Offer the Holy Sacrifice through Him, with Him, and in Him! In His arms and on His adorable Heart mount to the Father. At the time of Holy Mass, the Father finds all His pleasure in the Son who pontificates at the Altar.

Finally, promise sincerely never to miss a single Mass through your own fault. Make a resolution to go to daily Mass and Communion, in so far as your duties will allow. Christ the Mediator is the ladder of Jacob by which we go to the Father, for no one goes there except through the Son.


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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.

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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

“LOVE AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.”

This is the place to appreciate a saying popular among the saints, “love and you will understand.” If you really wish to penetrate the obscurity of this great mystery, to contemplate the incomprehensible in the drama of the holy Altar, then, love, love, love passionately, and you will understand! In the divine light kindled by an immense love, you will see what Mary, the Queen of Sorrows, saw on Golgotha.

How calm Mary was! How full of a sweet and unchanging peace as She watched the deicide accomplished by the executioners. She neither cried out nor made indignant protest. Yet, She suffered an agony, for She is the Mother, a unique Mother in the sublime nobility of Her divine and virginal motherhood. See how she stands fearless in the midst of unutterable suffering, yet filled with unchangeable peace. Her weeping is like a wounded dove, and her moaning like the strains of a hymn, a MAGNIFICAT, enrapturing the angels!

How can we explain this incomprehensible attitude of Mary on Calvary? Her peace comes from the depth of her heart, for she loved as no other here below has ever loved. Love leads her to penetrate the mystery of the wisdom and folly of the Cross! She is undisturbed and calm because she sees!

Yes, she sees and wonderfully comprehends the mystery of Calvary because she loves with the heart of a queen, a virgin and a martyr. She is the Mother of fair love!

Let us pray to her that she may obtain for us, together with a light of great understanding, a fire of immense love. Then, like her we will penetrate the mystery of the Cross and the Altar! Love and you will understand! Saints like the Curé of Ars, Philip Neri, Vincent de Paul and John Bosco, certainly possessed this science of charity; they loved with a love as strong as death. That is why they are the “Specialist-Saints” of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

How many great masters in theology would receive a high rating were they to submit to an examination on this thesis given by the Curé of Ars? We have floods of electric light, but it is cold and harmful to the eyes of the soul. Such is the electric brilliance of a student who reads much but prays little. He keeps his eyes open, for he would see. But unconsciously he suffers a spiritual cataract, for he has no time for meditation. He is unfortunate in not loving with a great love.

The Altar is the height which attains the throne of the Most High. Only those learned men reach this height who are saints — Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Bellarmine, Contardo Ferrini. For Holy Mass, as someone has said, is the official ecstasy of the Church; a higher degree of contemplation than that of St. Paul.

Yet withal, there are many humble little people who can relish with pleasure the mystery of the Holy Sacrifice. They truly have the privilege of lifting the veil, and should we ask them how they explain Holy Mass relative to God’s glory and the salvation of souls, we would indeed be greatly astonished at their answer. And as you listened to them with wonder, you would appreciate with deep feeling why the Saviour, trembling with joy, cried out: “I give thee thanks O Father, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.” (Luke 1 0:21)

Let us then love Jesus Christ. Let us love Him with a heart ablaze with a holy joy. Then, to reward us for our love, He will lead us into the sanctuary of His Heart, there to tell us the secrets which the Father confided to Him, the Splendour of His Majesty and His well—beloved Son. Let us love, and He who called Himself “the light of the world,” He who is the mediator and High Priest of the Holy Sacrifice, will give us the key of understanding which He reserves for His friends, like St. John, the privileged Apostle of the cenacle and Calvary.

If we love with an immense charity, as the saints alone know how to love, we will then understand even as they understood the precious and delightful fruit of their love. Love and you will understand! During the adoration and prayer of the faithful, while the celebrant offers the Divine Victim to the Father in this, the greatest of actions, the angels and saints of heaven sing out with, “God so loved the world that He gave His only—begotten Son” (Jn. 3:1 6). Contemplate Him at the Altar. He is indeed a Victim of His love for the Father, but also the Victim of the love which moves Him to give His whole self to us creatures with no grateful return.


Dearest Patti,

May Almighty God bless those who help the poor souls to find Jesus in their life! You are all remembered in our prayers. Thank you so much for the box of sacramental materials that you have sent. They have become our weapons to fight all kinds of evil in our places. The poor souls shown in the photos below hardly find a word to appreciate you for the gifts they received. They say many times, “Thank you! Thank you!” God will bless you more in your life. You have a wonderful place in Heaven. I have sent the lists of those who taken a Decade, through the post office mail.

< James Wau – PAPUA NEW GUINEA >


FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

TRUE LOVE IS GIVING ONESELF

We are coming towards the close of this meditation and I hope that it has acted as a beautiful sun to enlighten and warm your hearts. It is necessary in this place to dwell on a point of doctrine found in every page of the Gospel and the Epistles of St. Paul. It is what St. Paul calls the “science of the charity of Christ,” the charity that “presseth us.” (2 Cor. 5:1 4)

It is too bad that there are so many who hesitate to speak on this subject simply because they are afraid of love. In excusing themselves, they openly try to keep us from the danger of what they call fantastic and poetic “sentimentality,” “affectedness”, and “fancies,” as though the first Commandment: Thou shalt love, were an error of heaven and the spirit and fiery style of St. Paul weakness or dreaming! Love is decidedly not mere sentiment nor poetry! Love is the giving of oneself!

The sublime donation of self to God and the good of souls always has been and will ever continue to be the basis and essential element of all Christian virtue. Divine love is the great secret — the only secret of all heroism. “Love is the fulfilling of the Law.” (Rom 13:10). To love is to possess God in the depth of our souls. But God is love! Thus, whoever loves truly is either a saint now or well on the road to sainthood.

It is easy to pride oneself on being a thinker or intellectual, for this costs nothing in the way of moral consequences. Such pretense is often nothing but self-inflation, happily painless. But to love has always been exceedingly arduous! In fact, to give oneself, to surrender oneself in imitation of Jesus Christ, so far from being a sentimental love, is an interior martyrdom. True love is always a noble tyrant.

Yet, “love is the first and the greatest commandment.” Since it is so easy to believe and to be called a thinker and intellectual, believers and thinkers abound. But cowardice keeps many of them from giving themselves, from loving with their whole heart, and the result is that there are few saints. Ask the martyr of the lepers, the celebrated Father Damien, whether love is a sentimentalism, a weakness … or rather a sweet and terrible tyrant!

The Holy Sacrifice is above all the Mystery of Faith and Love. We find its supernatural explanation in these words, as solemn as they are divine and strong: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” (Jn. 3:16) These are the words of the Holy Spirit. Further comment is useless.

Yes, the Love of God the Father, and of God the Son, Incarnate and Victim through love, gives us the key of this ineffable Mystery! Just as the beatific vision resolves itself in an endless ecstasy of love, so here below the Mystery of the Holy Sacrifice is revealed in the light which pours forth from the flame of a burning love.


Dear Director Melvin,

Ave Maria!

It was already eight months after the super typhoon Haiyan hit in our place. In God’s grace we are now in the recovery stage and start again our new life after the deadly storm. We pray for all the members of the ULRA who died, particularly in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palo. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE! AMEN.

Here are the current updates about my works regarding our mission and apostolate:

Last July 13, 2014, we were blessed to have an official audience with His Excellency Most Rev. Filomeno G. Bactol, DD, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Naval. He is a pious devotee of our beautiful Saint Philomena and a ULRA member. He gave his blessing and permission to spread the ULRA in his entire diocese. And the good news to us, he accepted our request to him to become our Spiritual Director for the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Palo which comprises of one Archdiocese and four Dioceses in the Island of Leyte in the Philippines. By the way, bishop asks me to retrieve his assigned Decade because he forgot. May I request also to send an official communication to the Bishop thanking him for accepting our request to be our Spiritual Director. As soon as we receive the Endorsement Letter from the office of the bishop, we will immediately begin our mission to the Diocese of Naval. I also request you to send us mission materials intended for the Diocese of Naval.

You can address your letter to the Bishop: MOST REV. FILOMENO G. BACTOL, D.D., Roman Catholic Diocese of Naval, Chancery Office, Corvera St. Naval, Biliran Province, Philippines.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo is the “Metropolitan See” in the island of Leyte, where our operation center is located. They have 76 parishes in the entire archdiocese of Palo but not even one parish is dedicated to Saint Philomena. Therefore, last July 19, 2014, I was blessed to talk with Archbishop John F. Du, D.D., and told him my plan and intention to build an official chapel for the Living Rosary Association in his diocese. He grants a positive response on this matter. I conveyed this plan to the Parish Priest of the area to discuss and make necessary agreements to avoid any conflict of interest in this regards and he pledged to help us. What we have now is the lot for the chapel donated by the anonymous St. Philomena Devotee. It is just a small area enough for the chapel and office of ULRA, about 111.8 square meters. Please pray for our financial needs to build the Shrine of the Blessed Mother and Saint Philomena. I am also awaiting his new Endorsement Letter for his Archdiocese for the continuation of the ULRA mission.

The 2014 ULRA feast day of Saint Philomena will be held at Saint Francis Xavier Parish at Palompon, Leyte. We will celebrate the feast day with solemn simplicity and we will offer this celebration in remembrance of all our brothers and sisters who were victims of typhoon Haiyan.

The new registration forms will be mailed to you. We are still gathering the lists from different promoters. We need more materials for the mission for these two dioceses. Hope you will provide us before the mission starts. As of now, that is all the activities we been doing besides the promotion of the ULRA. Please continue to pray for us! We too pray for you and the rest of the Philomenian Family in the world. Thank you so much for all your support. May God bless us always!

In Mary and St. Philomena:

Bro. Gelson Abecia
ULRA Philippines

Picture taken after our meeting at Bishop Bactol’s office in Naval.


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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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Friday, July 18, 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!

Dear beloved Associates and Benefactors,

It gives me great joy to salute you and thank you mightily for your loving concern for our country and the Church in Ukraine. The revolution on our soil has been a miracle in the making. Souls estranged from God are flocking to the churches to attend to their Confession in order to regain strength to make their peace with God. The war has been a reminder to them that our life here upon earth is passing and the solemn and most important work at hand is to prepare for our journey Home to the Father.

The Eucharistic Heart of Christ which we possess in the Most Blessed Sacrament is the pledge of our future glory. This Heart has a human nature and can therefore feel for us in a human manner; but It is hypostatically united with the divine Nature, and is at the same time the Heart of a Divine Person. Behold the fountain of blessings, always accessible, always gushing, from whence we can ever draw, but which we can never drain. If we have offended God, here we will find mercy and forgiveness, and regain our peace. If we are languishing from weakness, here our strength will be restored. If we need counsel, courage or assistance, here we will obtain it in abundance. Whatever is conducive to our real happiness, we will secure at any time, in any place, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.

Heart of Jesus! Heart of my God! True and Everlasting Heaven,
Repose of all the Elect, may I always dwell in Thee!

Behold the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, filled with love for us! Look at the magnitude of It’s kindness, gentle and meek towards all! Look at It’s piety! Look at It’s poverty! See It’s purity and obedience! See It’s prudence, fortitude, zeal, generosity, perseverance and holiness! His Heart is the most safe Way to follow, for by following It, we cannot error; It is the shortest, most easy and pleasant Way, because It is the Way of Love. In the Heart of Christ, we will find all things. Take care then to repose on the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and He will take us up with Him to the everlasting abode of our Heavenly Home.

During this month of July, we are remembering all of your departed loved ones at the Holy Altar in the 31 days of special Masses arranged for this intention. By praying for one another, we change every prayer into excellent alms for the salvation of suffering souls and those estranged from God. Those most in need of our alms are sinners. United our prayers have double and triple value for souls.

I impart to all of you, my priestly blessing:

+ In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Fr. IVAN KOLODIY
Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE


Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Thank you for your generous support of our missionary efforts throughout the whole world. We are keeping you and your family most especially in our prayers. We beg God to bless and protect you from every evil and all harm.

In a world in which materialism has come strangely to dominate the lives of millions, the dignity and apostolate of the Christian Mother is tragically obscured. Domestic society is being attacked by political systems which, with false arrogance, claim authority over all social relations and by ‘WOULD-BE’ educators who seek to destroy the natural and divine rights and functions of the family. The Good Shepherd elevated marriage to its pristine purity and sanctified it with sacramental graces. The apostolate of the Christian Mother has grave responsibilities, with holy reaches and sublime dignity. Reverence for the dignity of motherhood is the foundation upon which nations rest. The unfathomed mystery of life has been placed in woman’s hands. Man is influenced by truth, but woman is guided by her heart. At the core of a woman’s soul is motherhood. It is her greatest happiness and, for this new life, she is ready to make stupendous sacrifices. Gentle compassion is the duty of woman whose hand causes the works of charity and mercy to grow immeasurably. Florence Nightingale was the guardian angel of the sick. Ven. Pauline Jaricot was the heroine of social service. Woman is the only one who gathers and holds together life’s broken pieces. The more mankind withdraws from God, the more difficult it becomes to comprehend and justly evaluate the proper worth of woman.

The ideal must be upheld that the married woman’s first priority is her family. To them, she must give her love wholly and entirely. Whatever she accomplishes outside the home, can never counterbalance the loss sustained in the home by her absence. Modern woman has taken up every field of man’s endeavor but, in the meantime, she has forgotten how to be a wife and mother. A mother’s quiet labor in the home radiates out upon the entire Nation. Without her, there can be no family and no home. Without her, goodness, love and mercy vanish. Marriage IS the greatest adventure any young couple can undertake. They conquer life by the power of love, and in the fire of love fuse two hearts into one: seeking each to sanctify the other, they walk together on the road to Heaven. Death alone can break their sacred bond.

I remain, one with you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Patti Melvin
PATTI MELVIN, Director ULRA

Let us pray for one another.


FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

TRUE LOVE IS GIVING ONESELF

We are coming towards the close of this meditation and I hope that it has acted as a beautiful sun to enlighten and warm your hearts. It is necessary in this place to dwell on a point of doctrine found in every page of the Gospel and the Epistles of St. Paul. It is what St. Paul calls the “science of the charity of Christ,” the charity that “presseth us.” (2 Cor. 5:1 4)

It is too bad that there are so many who hesitate to speak on this subject simply because they are afraid of love. In excusing themselves, they openly try to keep us from the danger of what they call fantastic and poetic “sentimentality,” “affectedness”, and “fancies,” as though the first Commandment: Thou shalt love, were an error of heaven and the spirit and fiery style of St. Paul weakness or dreaming! Love is decidedly not mere sentiment nor poetry! Love is the giving of oneself!

The sublime donation of self to God and the good of souls always has been and will ever continue to be the basis and essential element of all Christian virtue. Divine love is the great secret — the only secret of all heroism. “Love is the fulfilling of the Law.” (Rom 13:10). To love is to possess God in the depth of our souls. But God is love! Thus, whoever loves truly is either a saint now or well on the road to sainthood.

It is easy to pride oneself on being a thinker or intellectual, for this costs nothing in the way of moral consequences. Such pretense is often nothing but self-inflation, happily painless. But to love has always been exceedingly arduous! In fact, to give oneself, to surrender oneself in imitation of Jesus Christ, so far from being a sentimental love, is an interior martyrdom. True love is always a noble tyrant.

Yet, “love is the first and the greatest commandment.” Since it is so easy to believe and to be called a thinker and intellectual, believers and thinkers abound. But cowardice keeps many of them from giving themselves, from loving with their whole heart, and the result is that there are few saints. Ask the martyr of the lepers, the celebrated Father Damien, whether love is a sentimentalism, a weakness … or rather a sweet and terrible tyrant!

The Holy Sacrifice is above all the Mystery of Faith and Love. We find its supernatural explanation in these words, as solemn as they are divine and strong: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” (Jn. 3:16) These are the words of the Holy Spirit. Further comment is useless.

Yes, the Love of God the Father, and of God the Son, Incarnate and Victim through love, gives us the key of this ineffable Mystery! Just as the beatific vision resolves itself in an endless ecstasy of love, so here below the Mystery of the Holy Sacrifice is revealed in the light which pours forth from the flame of a burning love.


ALMS DELIVER FROM SIN:

What is almsgiving but an act of trust! We have God’s promise that all is to come back to us in abundance. Instead of lending our money to a banker or a broker, we lend a little to Our Lord Who is in sore need of it for His poor. This small act of trust and mercy console Him ineffably. We cannot call it giving, when we are to receive all back with interest.

Oh, how I have wronged the holy and patient Souls in Purgatory by forgetting and neglecting them in their distress! I could have so easily given them unspeakable relief. I have wronged many others by making salvation more difficult for them: by bad example, by bad advice and by hindering good.

What reparation shall I make? Many there are who leave this great debt to accumulate, and all through life it weighs them down and acts as a barrier between their souls and God. Zacchaeus teaches us to give half of our goods to the poor. Abundant almsgiving will not only wipe out the debt left by past sins, but give us the grace to resist future temptation and sin. Alms have, then, against sin the same power as water against fire. One or two small alms that cost us little, may not suffice, just as one or two small pails of water may not extinguish a raging fire; but if we pour enough water, at last it prevails over the fire.

Our condemnation will be pronounced for our neglect of works of mercy. “I was hungry and you gave Me not to eat.” (St. Matt. 25) The terrible doom which came upon Judas was due to the lack of mercy he showed. Our Blessed Lord called His disciples round Him to notice the alms of the poor woman, which gave great consolation to His Heart. We also need to do works of mercy which cost us a great deal.

Alms given out of our abundance are good, but they are only Copper Alms. Alms given out of money that is not over-abundant or quite superfluous, but still sufficient and even more than sufficient for our maintenance, are Silver Alms. The alms given in the presence of our own want are Golden Alms.

Too often, the rich are unwilling to give of their abundance. The more self-sacrifice our alms represent, the more precious they are in God’s sight. Hence, those who have no silver or gold, but give their toil in the schoolroom or by the sick-bed, and those who give out of tears and fastings for sinners, may be giving alms more precious than gold or silver.

Alms deliver us from all sins and from death, as they will not suffer the soul to go into darkness. Alms shall be a great confidence before the Most High, to all them that give. (Tobias 4:11-12) It is impossible for one who does his works of mercy well to be lost. If a man dies in sin, he will be lost. But, if he has been rightly merciful, he will not die in sin. He will have the grace given to him during life to live innocently or, if he has sinned, to break the chains of sin, to make a good confession and to reform his life.

If we are merciful during life, God pledges that He will help us in the evil day and on our bed of sorrow. If during life we have formed the habit of almsgiving, that is, of loving our neighbor and helping him in his wants, we shall go on to our last illness loving and giving alms. Christian parents by prayers and alms avert calamity for their offspring. Fathers, who like Tobias, give alms abundantly, win graces for their children.

“Come ye blessed of My Father, for I was hungry and you gave Me to eat … Depart from Me, yet cursed, for I was thirsty, and you gave Me not to drink.” (St. Matt. 25)

No sick persons, no starving poor, none of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, are in such need of alms as those who are in sin. We must arouse ourselves to say for poor sinners Our Savior’s dying prayer: Father forgive them! By praying for others, we change every prayer into excellent alms; or rather, we add a tremendous almsgiving to prayer. We double and triple the value of our prayers and win far more grace for others than when we pray for ourselves. Christ died for all and desires that all be saved. Unless we desire our neighbor’s salvation, our desire for our own cannot be genuine. God is OUR Father. If I do not wish blessings to His other children, He will not be disposed to be generous to me. Let us remember Our Lord’s contentment because of our acts of hospitality to a stranger show proof of our reverential gratitude to Him. What delight will burst upon our souls if Our Savior at Judgment is able to say to us the words He so longs to say: “Come ye blessed! For as long as you did it to one of these My least brethren, you did it to Me.”

O Lord, help my unbelief, that I may realize this wonderful Truth!

Some will grumble and resist when asked to give, or exhort the petitioner not to come again after the gift has been given. Some will give more promptly when asked, with outward civility, though inwardly they give with reluctance. Others give with better charity when asked and give willingly.

Charity and kindness are still more perfect when we do not wait to be asked, but look for opportunities of giving. Better still, like the disciples, some will not take a refusal, They lovingly and with charitable tact, constrain those in need to accept help and make them feel they are doing a charity to the giver by receiving their gifts. They give, at times, while concealing who it is who was the benefactor, so that no return or thanks need be given.

(Extract from The Watches of the Sacred Passion
by Fr. P. Gallwey, S.J., 1930)

Mother of God, pray for us sinners that we may draw from the Heart of thy Son, some share of His Charity. Let man go forth to do his work till evening comes. For the night cometh when no man can work. We must work until God calls. Let us strive to save our souls, by helping save others!!!


Dearest Patti,Greetings of Love and Peace in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!

Attached are the photos of our chapel, when it was being built after Super Typhoon Yolanda. We are grateful to you and to the ULRA for the financial help for the rebuilding of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart Chapel here in Bantayan Island, Cebu. We are happy to let you know that our chapel now has a roof and the monthly Mass in our chapel has resumed.

With the financial assistance from the Living Rosary, we were able to pay all our debts for the construction materials and we were also able to have a Mass celebrated in our chapel on May 31, and on June 26 and 27, 2014 (the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus).

Almost all who attend the Mass in our Chapel are members of the Living Rosary and some of them are promoters. On my next email, I will send you more photos of our activities.

May Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph bless and protect you, always! Love and prayers,

< Teresita – PHILIPPINES >


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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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

THE CONVERSION OF PRODIGALS

Sometimes, you hear mention of souls who are “impossible” to convert. To convert souls who seem un-convertible! How great a miracle is necessary to bring a poor sinner to tears of repentance who has been away from the Sacraments and who has led a scandalous life for many years! Yet there he is, cleansed by a sincere confession. Look at him receiving Holy Communion as though for the first time. And, indeed, it is practically the first time, for he has been away from the Sacraments for forty or more years! It was not really impossible after all. The miracle happened!

These wonders happen often enough, and it is always at the behest of the Victim of our Altars. The Father cannot refuse this glory, this victory to His beloved Son whose last breath was spent in asking pardon, in offering paradise and an infinite mercy. Still, Heaven always demands the payment of the debt owed in justice. The miracle takes place when justice is perfectly satisfied. Then, it is that mercy opens the graves and puts a song of love on the lips of the risen dead!

There are devotions enough, but the queen of them all, the Mass, is very often neglected, which answers the question of why there are so few conversions. I would like to stir up a strong reaction on this important point among good Catholics. Like John and Magdalene, let us stand at the foot of the Cross with the Queen of Sorrows, praying and weeping before the Calvary of the Altar. Let us do violence to the Divine Victim on behalf of the dear prodigals of our homes. Let us wrest these miracles with the omnipotence of the Mass.

This has been the classical approach to breaking the rocks of the greatest sinners, since Good Friday. It is my conviction that the home which shelters a fervent soul devoted to the Mass, has one who pays the price and saves those who are in danger of hell. This soul is a great apostle because he carries the chalice of salvation in his heart, and his heart lives in this chalice.

In this way, my own mother was the happy instrument before God for the salvation of my Protestant father and brother, and for my own vocation as well. For the most part, I am speaking from happy experiences. I place my hand on the gospel and on the Altar to witness the truth of what I say! I am certain that if you are faithful and docile in following this good advice, you will one day bless me together with the souls you have converted and saved through the apostolate of the Mass!

I hope that my colleagues in the priesthood will lend a kindly ear, and that preachers and missionaries and all the apostles of Catholic Action will read attentively. When I speak thus, I am only calling your attention to the prayer of the Church at the offertory of the Mass: “Accept, O Holy Father, this spotless
Host … beseeching Thy clemency … for our salvation and that of the whole world.”

While on the subject of the merciful mission which is necessary in order that wanderers be brought back to the fold, it is most opportune to call to mind here that the best prayer for helping the poor souls in Purgatory, always has been and always will be the offering of Holy Mass. Every morning, Holy Mother Church lets fall drops of the Precious Blood like a shower of refreshing dew, and often this is the price of final liberation for souls who have been purified and have done penance in that place of torment.

I like to think that thousands of souls fly off to paradise praising the Divine Mercy, while priest and faithful pay the last penny of their debt at the Altar. Never forget the poor souls in the offering of Holy Mass. In a most special way, we should remember the souls of priests in Purgatory. They have renounced the right to create their own homes and thus, without a family, they are often the most abandoned souls in Purgatory!

Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy!


Dear Benefactors of the Living Rosary,Greetings from the Catholic Diocese of Bo and, in particular, St. Theresa’s Parish! With great pleasure, I acknowledge, on behalf of the Parish Community, receipt of your wonderful parcel. We are very glad to be part of the ULRA. Our parishioners are very grateful to you. The people have heard a lot about the ULRA ever since we launched a special devotion to St Philomena and are greatly inspired by the heroic life of this Saint. Once more, I thank you so much for this parcel of Sacramentals. We need the holy oil of St. Philomena and more parcels to reach our various outstations.

Fr. Emmanuel Beecher, Catholic Diocese of Bo
St. Theresa’s Parish, Sumbuya Lugbu – SIERRA LEONE


My dear Patti,

I hope you saw my e-mail in which I apologized in advance for late sending of the attached lists which carry two dates. (11th February – Our Lady of Lourdes = 12 lists and 25th March – Annunciation of Our Lady = 55) Also enclosed are pictures from St. John’s Complex run by the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Convent. The school has Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Primary, Secondary and High School sections. I am not yet finished with the Secondary / High School due to lack of materials. There are many Catholic Schools in Kumba Town. The school authorities are waiting for me. They think this devotion by the students (youths) will go a long way to control their lives positively. To meet their needs, I am anxiously waiting for thousands of Rosaries, Miraculous Medals, Scapulars and other Sacramentals, along with leaflets on these Sacramentals and flyers on Total Consecration, One Day through the Rosary and Scapular, I will save the World, Posters of St. Philomena and Ven. Pauline, booklets etc.. I extend my greetings to your entire staff. I hope your mother is doing fine. Happy Easter!

Cletus – Cameroon


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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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
Dear beloved Associates and Benefactors,The suffering in this world is greater every day. Our glorious mission and prayer of reparation is something very sweet and powerful with God. We must never be discouraged or downhearted. Each and every day, we raise your souls up to God at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and keep you daily in all our devotions and prayers.

Today, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is insulted, spat upon and hated. He is surrounded by indifferentism, modernism and atheism. He has lavished goodness upon us, and we return to Him our hate. If all the world would return thanks to Him, if the whole world would sacrifice itself as a victim of praise, all this would still be very far from what He deserves. The divine Gifts He has given us surpass all that is human and finite. And yet, we thankless creatures are without feeling, without affection, and without gratitude. Man runs withersoever as his interests or passions impel him but, in order to visit Christ, he is unwilling to leave his house or turn aside from a program or forgo a nap. He so little esteems God’s Gifts, and turns from them with a cold heart. Holy Mass is too early and there is no time for vespers. To us, He is a stranger. So little do we think of Him; so little do we care for Him!

Man continues in his sins. How many, by look or gesture or dress, sadden the Angels who surround the Altar. Nowhere are more cruel affronts heaped upon Christ than in this Divine Mystery of the Holy Altar. Though these things are most grievous to His Sacred Heart, they are much less grievous and painful, than those who simply deny Him and blaspheme Him by receiving Holy Communion sacrilegiously. They approach Him while they possess the devil within themselves and cast Him, their God, at the feet of Satan who sits enthroned in their heart. What great consolation our sacrifices make to repair the Honor of God, so injured in many unworthy ways. The chief end of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to atone, so far as possible, for the insults which His Heart receives in the Most Blessed Sacrament of His Love. If we are true disciples of Christ, we must burn with zeal for His glory.

Let us pray for those who wound His Heart. While we patiently await their return, endeavor to do everything possible to show Him honor and love in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. What more could His Heart have done to obtain for us solace in our pilgrimage upon earth and the abundance of all things good! May God forgive us the evils we have done, forget the insults we have offered to His Sacred Heart, and grant us purity of life, that we may repair the past! May He give us fervor of affections that we may return His Love, and persevering fidelity that we might delight His Most Sacred Heart!

Our humble and modest reparation to the Most Holy Eucharist will bring peace to the whole world; its expiatory value is Universal and Eternal!

I impart to you all, my priestly blessing:

+ In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Fr. IVAN KOLODIY
Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE


Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,We have just received your very generous donation, truly a gift from your heart! No words can express the life and hope your sacrifice gives to those needy souls in mission countries who are poor, sick, persecuted and dying. Their hearts are lifted to Heaven. The visible sky and earth where we live is no more than a passage, a mobile tent pitched for the day, in anticipation of the Hour we will be called from bondage and corruption, and enter into the glory and freedom of the Children of God. Your love makes this Truth a reality for them and instills in their souls a strong Hope, firm Faith and ardent Charity. May God reward you eternally!

We are told by Christ that our lives will be a series of tears, sufferings and of bearing the cross, while the rest of the world will rejoice and make merry. Of course, everyone will have troubles and sorrow, but the life of a good Christian is entirely different from other people; he must make up his mind to suffer and weep in this life, for his tears will earn for him joy and pleasure which are unlimited in extent and duration in the life to come.

From the moment we are numbered among the Children of God, we must take up our cross and never lay it down until the moment of our death. Leave the pleasures and amusements of this life to the children of the world. In our sufferings and persecutions, we will find the greatest means to atone for our sins and the sins of others. In these sufferings, our holy religion offers us consolation and grace that we might not give way to despair. As we travel from house to house, we see planted in each one the Cross of Christ. Some will suffer from the loss of earthly possessions, injustice, sickness or the sorrow of the loss of a loved one. If we feel our pain unbearable and we grumble and complain, we lose all the merit that is contained in the crucible of the cross. Our want of confidence in God, makes us so very unhappy. How unfortunate and full of despair is the life of him who forgets for what purpose God has sent him a cross to bear!

Let us look up to Heaven, withdraw our hearts from the mire of this life, lift up our eyes and see Our Good Father, Who holds ready for us a glorious mansion in His eternal Kingdom of Paradise!

God chastises only to heal;

He sends us suffering only to crown us with Everlasting Glory!

I remain, one with you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Patti Melvin
PATTI MELVIN, Director ULRA

Let us pray for one another.


FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THE CHALICE

Now, let us ponder the saving mission of the Chalice, the Chalice of Salvation, which is offered for the redemption of many. Our souls have been redeemed at a great price. In the Eyes of the Father, we have cost the torrent shed on the Cross, the last drop of the Savior’s Blood: “Thou has redeemed us to God in Thy Blood.” (Apoc.5:9)

The redeeming Blood shed on Calvary is the Precious Blood in the Chalice of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Mass is the same redeeming wonder of Holy Thursday crowned by the miracle of Good Friday. Holy Mass embraces the drama of the cenacle and the divine tragedy of Calvary: The mystical immolation of Holy Thursday and the bloody sacrifice of Good Friday! But the celebrant and faithful can and should realize another marvel which is required of the priest in the Holy Sacrifice, and by those who offer the Divine Victim with him. This moral miracle consists in fulfilling and imitating the “total surrender of Christ to His Father” by a like surrender on their part to the Will of the Father. “Father, into Thy hands, I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46).

To surrender ourselves in this way is to die daily to ourselves, by a slow immolation of abandonment to the Father, to His Will, for His Glory, in union with the surrender of Christ on the Cross and on the Altar. This self-surrender on our part would perfect and crown the sacrifice with Jesus Christ, and like Jesus Christ, as “offerers” who give themselves up and as “victims” who immolate themselves.

There you have the complete celebration of Holy Mass. In effect, we add to the thrice-holy liturgical rite, the total and voluntary gift of ourselves to the Father, through Christ the High Priest, with Christ the Mediator and in Christ the Victim. This complete and integral celebration goes beyond the period of a half hour and extends through the whole day, permeating our very life. As a matter of fact, before, during and after the liturgical celebration of the Altar, we must offer ourselves with a tremendous love and generosity, unceasingly and unreservedly to the Father who has delivered His Son out of love, and to the Word, who out of love for the Father and for us has become a victim! Two Victims in one and the same immolation!

Priests and faithful alike should be firmly convinced that the sacramental rite, divine though it is, will not give us, of itself and with no activity on our part, that spiritual participation in the death of Christ which we assuredly will obtain by our self-surrender and our moral death. If we allow the Lord to offer Himself alone without giving ourselves with Him, we greatly detract from the accidental and exterior glory of the Father, and lose for ourselves an immense treasure that has been laid up for us.

Here, we can apply the axiom which says that while sanctity pre-supposes the prevenient love which we receive freely, in practice it consists in the generous love we give in return. To deliver oneself through Jesus Christ is, then, a greater love of sanctity than the mere acceptance of His gifts. Whoever sets about a life of full and complete submission to the will of God, particularly when it involves a crucifixion after the fashion of Gethsemane and Calvary, is a wise lover who knows how to surrender himself with complete abandon.

When a priest mounts the Altar with these sentiments, he offers the Holy Sacrifice completely, for he is actually living it. Similarly, when a fervent Catholic goes to the Altar rail filled with this spirit, He assimilates the grace of his own sanctification. The thoroughly Christian life is a living Mass!

Here is a great source of consolation for the many souls who sorrow as they yearn for the conversion of someone dear to them. And there are many Christian families with prodigals and publicans. The Christian wife, the model mother, the pious daughter, endure a noble and holy anguish at the sight of a husband, son or father, who being far from God, is nothing but a moral corpse. He works hard to earn money and enjoys life to the full, but he totters on the brink of hell. Death draws near, like a thief in the night, to take him by surprise. His spiritual accounts are far from being balanced!

How many holy souls, fervent religious, zealous priests, go through this same torment at the sight of souls in such danger! What can be done? What secret of mercy will bring about a moral resurrection which is harder to accomplish than the resurrection of Lazarus? To convert an ungrateful and hardened sinner is a greater feat than raising the dead. Can it be done at all?

Yes! With the merciful omnipotence of the Holy Sacrifice! In the balance of justice and mercy, one Mass weighs more than all the good works of the saints put together. We should indeed follow the example of the saints and perform good works, penances, almsgivings and prayers. But to give a miraculous efficacy to these good works let us put them as so many drops of water into the Precious Blood of the Chalice.


Hello Patti,Greetings in the name of Christ! Thank you for the wonderful power pack that I received. The box arrived safely.

On the 1st of June, we had our St. Philomena meeting. I am spreading the devotion of the Living Rosary and, yes, the Wonder Worker, St. Philomena, is doing a lot of miracles. I am sending you photos of the St. Philomena youth group in my parish after Mass. Please ignore the dates are not correct.

The number of enrollments has gone up from 50 to 100 especially the youths. We have our prayer meetings and workshops of the St. Philomena group here in our Kavieng Parish. Please send me the Newsletters, Sacramentals, St. Philomena cord and oil, prayer cards and literatures for my parish for the youth, women and men Catholic Ministry as well as for the Lemakot Parish who has two communities. From my heart, thank you!

Beverly
Kavieng Parish
New Ireland Province
PAPUA NEW GUINEA


This child is over two years. She has neither crawled nor walked. She just sits on one side. Her mother asked for the blessed oil of Saint Philomena and has been using it on her child for two months. By the help of God, as you can see, now she has started moving. Her mother is very grateful to God and Saint Philomena. She has added the name “Philomena” to her baby’s name. < Julianna – Sierra Leone, Africa >Glory and love to the Immaculate. May Saint Philomena be known to all the poor, so they can receive her powerful, tender help! Saint Philomena found me a little house to rent and cured my shingles. Please accept this check for a Holy Mass stipend wherever most needed, especially offered by the beautiful Priest in the Ukraine.
< Kathleen – OH, USA >

I am a long-time member of the Universal Living Rosary Association. I wish to report a favor received from Ven. Pauline-Marie Jaricot. I prayed to her for a clean bill of health for my daughter whom the doctors suspected may have a return of breast cancer. Following her tests, she was advised that there was no sign of return of her cancer. Thank you, Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot, Patroness of Souls in Distress!
< Julie, NV – USA >

I wish to share this interesting miracle on the Brown Scapular: Miracles Do Happen

At StPetersList.com, a story was told by a priest in California who arrived at a BBQ with friends for a Youth Adult Ministry Home Mass, when his phone rang and everything changed. He had to drive about 10 miles to a hospital where there was an emergency call. “I drove quickly, thinking that the nurse in charge of the ER, Anne, would be waiting for me. I knew her and her husband and children from the parish. When I walked in, I could see paramedics at the foot of the only occupied gurney there, so I hurried and walked in. “Sorry, Fr. John, you’re too late. He’s gone,” Anne said. She had a lot of compassion, but also understood that I’d come as fast as I could. They were removing wires from an older man.

I noticed that he was wearing a Brown Scapular, one of the old cloth ones. I reached and said, “He’s wearing an old-fashioned Scapular.” When I touched it, there was a beep from a monitor, then another. The nurse, Anne, said, “What did you do?” I said, “Nothing!” She and another nurse jumped to work, reconnecting wires and calling for help. The paramedics stood with their jaws dropped. The patient opened his eyes and said (in an Irish accent), “Oh, good Father! I’ve been waiting for you. I want to go to Confession.”

I nearly fell over. I’d done nothing but seen and touched his Scapular. The next thing I knew, they were working on him. He didn’t get to go to Confession, but I gave him an emergency absolution as they worked. One of the paramedics asked if I was OK and sat me in a chair. A couple of weeks later, the man came to me for Confession and told me that the doctor couldn’t figure out what happened and had to tear up the Death Certificate he’d already started to fill out. The paramedics had come to see him in the hospital and shown him their notes. At the bottom of the page, they’d written the time and place of his death and then in big bold letters had added, “BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE BY GOD.”
< Mary, NY – USA >

Dearest Precious Friend Patti,

Thank you for the beautiful expedition dated June 6, 2014. The materials are so much welcome that you cannot imagine. Thank you for your wonderful prayers which were listened by Jesus and I had a BIG surprise. I read some short leaflets from you to my sick husband, Nick. He was very interested. I anointed him with the St. Philomena Oil because I was sure he can no more live until that morning. But in morning, Nick who did not walk for more than a month, told me, “I wish to go out! Call the doctor to tell her that I want to continue the treatment.” I was totally devastated thinking that I cannot carry him even from the room of our apartment to the taxi. I did not say anything to Nick. I just told to Jesus: “If You, dear Jesus, wish to give more time to Nick to be better prepared for his last confession, You know what to do. I just accept anything You decide and I am ready for anything.”

To my great surprise, Nick washed himself, shaved, asked for clothes and dressed himself and, then, he himself called a taxi. It is incredible! I was really shocked. Even on the stairs, it was not necessary to help him because he used the support of the stair-railing. From here, we have a distance and another 5 steps of stair and we are in the little street where it is impossible for the taxi to come in. So, I offered my arm to Nick and he accepted. He was trembling because of Parkinson and he does not take any treatment for this disease. We directed the taxi driver to the Oncology Clinic.

Nick was investigated. Some analysis was re-analyzed and the doctor was surprised to see a better result than the last month. Incredible!!! She decided to give him another whole week of cytostatic perfusions. (In fact, he was abandoned the last month.

I was permanently with him and I waited hours for the cytostatic treatment to be completed. After a week of treatment, today, Nick wanted to go to town with me to do the grocery. You cannot believe what happened to us! Even me, I think it is not possible but it is a reality! God has given Nick more time and we are very HAPPY for this miracle. Thank You, Lord! Thank you, St. Philomena! Thank you, Patti and all the ULRA members. You are all the hands of GOD. Now, I can understand better, the many precious leaflets you sent to us!

Nick and me, we thank you very much, dear Patti, for your effort in letting us know that we are not alone. YES! Jesus was here all time, exactly as you had written to me. It is true! Thank you for your love and all your attention for us. God reward you abundantly! Nick is very grateful to you!

About the leaflet, DO YOU KNOW, I can say that it is absolutely a great help, because people in this terrible life with so many difficulties, sometimes forget about this very important question. This short and concise leaflet is exactly what is needed in every home. Congratulations for all materials and for all you sent: Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, holy oil, etc. are all welcome as usually. God bless you! We continue to offer all our sufferings to Jesus for the ULRA and I will try to do all I can for this wonderful Living Rosary Family of sisters and brothers! Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
< Monica Opris – ROMANIA >

I have some good news for a change. I have been blessed by this miracle. My mother-in-law regained her faith and was blessed with the Sacrament of Unction twice before she died on March 8, 2014, after a lengthy illness and many prayers.
< Mary, FL – USA >


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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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Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

FR. MATEO ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS (continued)

“HE DELIVERED HIMSELF FOR US.”

There is a scriptural passage which vividly describes the unity among the Mysteries of the Incarnation, the Redemption and the Mass: “He delivered Himself.” (Eph. 5:2). Let us consider its doctrinal import.

The Word of God, for the glory of His Father and the redemption of sinful men, delivered Himself up to death, to the death of the Cross and, in addition, to the immolation of the Divine Eucharist throughout the centuries. He is, then, the Victim of love for the expiation of our crimes and transgressions. At the Altar, He is the holocaust of expiation and propitiation, appeasing the wrath of the Father. His Heart vanquishes this wrath and keeps it captive forever.

During Mass, there is a transcendent and peculiarly priestly action the Consecration. When the priest performs this act, he partakes of the Priesthood of Christ, invested as he is with a unique power conferred by the commandment given by Jesus Christ Himself on Holy Thursday.

As He came into the world, Our Lord said, “Father, behold I come to do Thy Will, by dying a cruel and ignominious death.” This is the Innocent One, the Just, the Holy One who is speaking! That we might be less unworthy of celebrating with such a High Priest, and that we might participate more intimately in His Eucharistic Sacrifice, it is necessary that we know how to deny ourselves. It is thus that we adhere in spirit and truth to the Victim of the Cross and altar. We must never forget that it is in this daily dying to ourselves, in this abandonment of our will to the wisdom and love of the Father, that the most genuine and sublime celebration of the Holy Sacrifice consists.

In order truly to communicate with His Body and Blood, one should communicate in His Life and Death. He continually offers Himself. As it is for Him, so it should be for us in celebrating Mass with Him, an unreserved self-surrender. You cannot separate the Victim from the celebrant and keep the integrity of the Mass, for the celebrant must be like Jesus Christ, a victim. Let us not be deceived. Only a love as strong as death gives us a solution of this sublime Mystery. Only the heroes of love know how to die in this way, for they alone know the meaning of self-surrender. They alone, with complete understanding, desire to reproduce in themselves the “He delivered Himself” of Christ, His total surrender on the Altar.


Dear Sister Patti,

On my recent mission, I had a very tiring journey. The train was late and we reached Faisalabad at 1 a.m. At about 8 a.m., the train stopped at a small station and it was announced that the coach in which I was sitting had caught fire. We had to evacuate and I could hardly pull my bag out. The damaged car was removed and passengers had to find room in other coaches. For the next 38 miles, we had to travel standing. Then, we were given only seats and not the berths we had paid for. From Rohri to Karachi, I had to travel sitting still. It was very hot with bad condition of seats and I developed boils on my back. We reached Karachi at 8:30 p.m. on the 14th.

Thanks be to God, Fr. Ghulfam sent his driver to pick me up. There is not much room in the parish so I had to be in Fr. Ghulfam’s room in the same bed. We visited St. Michael Church, Catholic Church in Karachi and St Joseph Church. On the 11th, I visited the La Salette School. I have sent the pictures to share with you.

Afzaal – The Living Rosary – Pakistan


Dearest Patti Melvin,Happy Trinity Sunday! May the Most Blessed Holy Trinity bless and empower you and all your collaborators in all your endeavors as you strive to spread the Catholic Faith!

With heartfelt gratitude, I acknowledge the wonderful packet mailed on 6th May, which arrived on the eve of Pentecost. Thank you immensely for this gift of spiritual materials that came to us flooded with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit! May you and your Team be rewarded!

Thank you for the Dedicated Decades (which has my picture and the Christians of Shey, Cameroon), Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sheltering The Divine Outcast, Miraculous Medals, Rosaries, Scapulars, St. Philomena Cord and Oils and Wrist Cords, Agnus Dei, and leaflets on Pray the Rosary Daily in French, Pauline Marie Jaricot, To Jesus through Mary, The Holy Sacrifice of Mass, Mary’s Miraculous Medals, The Future of the Church, Lukewarm Catholics and other wonderful pamphlets etc. We are most grateful to God for you, dearest Patti Melvin, for feeding us always spiritually. Yes, I also thought so, that so much evil in the world is as a result of the lukewarmness of some of us, Catholics. We, Catholics, can change the world to be heaven on earth if we were all serving the Lord zealously in Faith. We keep praying that we may cooperate with the Grace of God to work greater things in us and through us for His great Glory.

Please find attached some photos of the Children of Mary and St. Philomena’s Prayer Group taken during their dedication with Sr. Bernadette in Repaccol Nkar, Cameroon. They are very happy and grateful for the spiritual materials they get from you always for their spiritual growth. I am preparing seriously now for the pilgrimage. The day of departure is the 28th of June. Kindly pray for us. I hope to write again and to send you the registration forms before I leave. Thank you very, very much! We are united in prayers. God bless you all!

< Sr. Mary Florence Angwe, St. Joseph’s Convent Shisong, CAMEROON – WEST AFRICA >


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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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