Ukraine

Fr. Ivan Kolodiy
The Universal Living Rosary
P.O. Box 841, M. Lviv – 8
79008 Ukraine
Tel: 3806765435


 

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena Ukraine members during the retreat how to spread the devotion to Virgin Mary.
The members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena Ukraine members during the retreat how to spread the devotion to Virgin Mary.
The members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena Ukraine members during the retreat how to spread the devotion to Virgin Mary.
The members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena Ukraine members during the retreat how to spread the devotion to Virgin Mary.
The members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena Ukraine members during the retreat how to spread the devotion to Virgin Mary.
 

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Report for Mrs. Patti Melvin

Dear Mrs. Patti and the Benefactors of Living Rosary Association of saint Philomena. I would like to share with you about the general situation of Living Rosary in Ukraine. The main goal of Living Rosary is to involve to the people to pray the Dedicated Decades and to strive to the holiness. The Living Rosary Ukraine is working in Ukraine in the certain direction from the beginning of the Living Rosary mission in Ukraine we understand that the most important goal is to inform the people about Living Rosary this is why we updated the official web page of Living Rosary Ukraine. I asked my friend who is the owner of the internet design firm to make the investigation what do Ukrainian people look for on the web. Then I got the results which are- the Ukrainian bible to read and meditate the church calendar which can help the people to know about the saint of the day plus to read the meditations for every day. Also many people are looking on the web the addresses of the parishes in Ukraine. Also we launched the possibility to stay in touch with the members of Living Rosary and launched the social network for the communication in the way as it is done by the “Face book”. I got many requests from the members of Living Rosary that they want to share with the spirituality of Living Rosary and to learn more about spiritual life. This is why I asked the some priests who are the members of Living Rosary to moderate the social network of Living Rosary. The web page is made in such why that people will be able to stay in touch with each other and to learn the best catholic teaching and too deep their faith. The web page is like a net to welcome people to join the Living Rosary. Also we collect all the testimonies of the members of Living Rosary and put them on the page and then is launched the possibility to join the Living Rosary, to learn about saint Philomena. Also now the center is working very hard to organize the e-newspaper in order to send the fresh updated e-newspaper into Ukrainian language to all the visitors of our web page. Now the web page undertakes some corrections but for example during two weeks almost 1000 people visited our web page http://www.livingRosary.org.ua The web page is very important tool for the Ukrainian people who live in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Poland, Checz republic. They visit our site and learn about the spirituality of Living Rosary and then we enroll them and then make the connection to spread the devotion to Living Rosary in these countries.

The next direction which is very important is publishing the newspaper which we every two month. It is one of the most popular newspapers in Ukraine. Now we are going to publish 11 000 copies of the newspaper. The articles are taken from “Dedicated decades” and from the teaching of Benedict XVI, the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Our members of Living Rosary receive our newspaper in the most remote parts of the Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany and then can learn about the Catholic teaching, how to take care of the children, to learn about the testimonies of the healing which took place within the Living Rosary Association membership, the children page and the articles how to receive the Holy Sacraments. Now we are going to pay attention to teach the members of Living Rosary and catholic to be careful and know about different religious sects which are very active in Ukraine. After so many years of the Communist regime the people are hungry for God and religion. Also we are trying to sell the “Voice of Living Rosary” in many religious stores and the Holy Places where the different people come and they learn about the Living Rosary and then they enroll to the Living Rosary. The members of Living Rosary have the possibility to read our newspaper on the internet page at http://www.livingRosary.org.ua.

After the communication with the people we are going to publish the small and very cheap brochures which are: The Novena to Saint Joseph, the prayers to the Precious Blood of Jesus, the Devotion to Brown Scapular, the Devotion to Immaculate Heart of Virgin Mary, the devotion to Baby Jesus, etc. We are going to publish the books and then add some information about Living Rosary devotion inside of these books and then the people call and write us asking for the possibility of the membership of Living Rosary. This is why we are doing two very important goals which are: the spreading the devotion to Living Rosary and giving them the solid catholic devotions and teachings. Many of them live in the villages where they cannot get any of the books and literature and we want to provide them this spiritual bread which is very vital and precious.

Other very important direction in which we are working is to produce the cord of saint Philomena, the brown scapulars, to distribute the oil of saint Philomena in the small bottles in Ukraine. Now the staff of Living Rosary makes the cords of saint Philomena, to bottle the oil of saint Philomena which is sent from Mrs. Patti and send the boxes with the materials around Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Serbia. The Living Rosary launched the hot line which is accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 24:00 p.m. can reach the center of Living Rosary and to receive any information and provide the shipment address where the Living Rosary can send all the materials. Recently after so many requests of the people the Living Rosary launched the production of the Brown Scapulars in Ukraine. Two ladies who devoted themselves to serving Lord are making the Brown Scapulars into Ukrainian language for many people who need desperately the Brown Scapulars here in Ukraine. We try to publish the books about the Brown Scapular and now are trying to provide them the possibility to wear the Brown Scapulars – we are only one in Ukraine who are making the Brown Scapulars, cords of saint Philomena and bottle the oil of saint Philomena. If Mrs. Patti gives me the order the Center of Living Rosary is ready to produce the Brown Scapulars for all the members of Living Rosary around the globe.

Every month the center of Living Rosary sends almost 500 boxes and 800 letters to many members and local leaders of Living Rosary. Every month the number of the letters and boxes, requests are growing very fast and the staff of Living Rosary is working more actively to provide the possibilities for every soul to join the Living Rosary.

At the present moment the staff of Living Rosary Ukraine is working every day from 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. The visitors come to the center almost every day but most of the communication is taking place via regular mail, e-mail, phone, fax, web page. Also from time to time the center of Living Rosary organizes the retreat for the members of Living Rosary and visits the parishes where the parishioners ask the Center of Living Rosary to launch the prayer groups at the parishes.

The struggles

Dear Benefactors of Living Rosary Ukraine is undertake the transformation from Communist society into Capitalist society and more people are becoming more materialistic and willing to worship money and success. This is why the Living Rosary is trying to convert the people from money and success to God and Virgin Mary.

Also now the center of Living Rosary is going to hire the internet specialist which is going to keep the web page and to be responsible for the maintaining of the computers and printers, scanner and other machines which give us the possibility to keep working.

The most difficult struggles which the Living Rosary center is undertaking is that we need to rent the apartment which is owned by the man who has its own business and the costs of the rent is going up because in Ukraine the price of the gas which is taking from Russia is going up every year. The economical situation in Ukraine is very difficult but thanks to God that the center of Living Rosary from USA is supporting us who is make possible to continue the mission of Living Rosary in Ukraine and other Eastern countries.

Now the center of Living Rosary is going to hire some people who are making the translations from English into Russian language. The costs of the translations are high but we want to expand our mission in Russia and Eastern part of Ukraine where most of the people speak Russian language and it will give us the possibility to preach about Living Rosary and enroll more people to Living Rosary.

Also the center of Living Rosary is going to open up the Russian version of the official web page http://www.livingRosary.org.ua

I and the staff, members of Living Rosary Association from Ukraine want to thank you dear Benefactors of Living Rosary from USA for your care and support. We pray for you very hard and thank you very much. Please believe that without you and your support everything which we can do it will not be possible. Thank you very much and May God bless you.

Father Ivan
Ukraine
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Dear Mrs. Patti
I would like to share with you new mission approach to spread the devotion to the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA). The parish group of the youth received some graces from Saint Philomena and they decided to make the performance of the life story of Saint Philomena.

They were learning how to make the performance for almost year and this Sunday they launched this performance. Almost 200 people came to the performance and some of them joined the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena. The performance was very moving and everybody was very impressed. I send you the pictures of the performance to let you look and you can put the pictures on the web if you want dear Mrs. Patti.

I thank you very much for sending the stipends.

With the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
Ukrainian Parish youth write, produce and perform play enactment of the life of Saint Philomena.
 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dear Mrs. Patti

I would like to share with you with the additional pictures of the Living Rosary mission in Ukraine. I send you the pictures of the retreat where I enrolled almost 60 new members. The prayer group from the parish in Lviv asked me to come to their parish and launch the Living Rosary at this parish. They got to know about the Living Rosary by reading our newspaper and they were willing to join the Living Rosary. Also it is shame but I forgot to send you the three editions of our newspapers. I sent them today and you will get the samples of our newspapers within a week. I feel very terribly about my fault.

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
 
The retreat for the children of the school was organized at 30. 04. 2009 in the city Pustomyty. Many teachers of Living Rosary invited father Ivan Kolodiy and the living Rosary support team to organize the retreat for children.

Many of the children received the holy pictures of saint Philomena and newspapers of Voice of Living Rosary

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
The retreat for the children of the school, Father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dearest Mrs. Patti

I want to share with you about my life and Living Rosary mission in Ukraine. The first of all I want to let you know that Ukrainian Catholic Church celebrated the Easter last Sunday therefore last week we have the Holy Week and we are preped for the Easter Celebration. The last two weeks I heard so many conversions and today I feel that it is so blessed gift of God to help the people to give the remission of sins and help them to go to the heaven but I feel that we must work more and harder to save more souls.

The center of Living Rosary Associaitoin is working still tomorrow and we will be back to the work on Monday and the rest of the week we will have the holydays. Also I want to inform you that this week we launched two more centers of Universal Living Rosary Asscociation of Saint Philomena in central and eastern Ukraine. I have more new member’s lists to send you and I will be able to do it. Now we launched the sms information service which we use to inform our local leaders about the news and current events which take place with Living Rosary Center and we are able to transmit all the requests and information from you.

It helps us to more diligent and to use less time to inform all our local leaders. Now almost 200 people visit our web page every day and they get enroll to the Living Rosary. This makes our mission more effective and smart.

I spoke to the bishop's office and the office manager says that the bishop is going to take some time in order to get some ideas how we can collaborate for the spreading of Living Rosary. Also I want to tell you that Living Rosary's newspaper "The Voice of Living Rosary" is on the one of the top the best catholic newspaper in Ukraine and more and more people are willing to read and receive our newspaper. Also now I am trying to target the hospitals and medical care departments in Ukraine where we are able to work with the sick people and welcome them to join the Living Rosary.

Almost 85 % of the people who are become the members of Living Rosary because they have some health issues and this is very important to launch such Living Rosary stations in the hospitals. We have very good example of such mission in Ternopyl and Berezany cities where the chapels have the special corner where the people are become the members of Living Rosary. This week I run out of the Ukrainian decade’s cards and now I need to print them again. We printed 50,000 new decades’ cards where I added the web page address which the people will be able to use in order to receive more information about Living Rosary work. Also other good way which helps us to continue our mission is that we inform our members that every person who become the member of Living Rosary can arrange the Sacred Masses during 30 days and if they need some emergency prayers then we try to provide this prayers by using sms service information.

I am looking forward to hear from you dearest Mrs. Patti with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy

P.S. I will start to celebrate the Triduum of Sacred Masses for Mrs. Luz tomorrow morning as you asked me

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Lviv
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dearest Mrs. Patti,

I thank you very much for your understanding and support of our mission. I am very grateful to God and to Virgin Mary for the blessing of Living Rosary. Also I am very grateful to your support and care. Without your assistance and support as our mother and leader, your experience and very good and smart advises all such success of the mission will not be possible. You help us a lot and we are very grateful and I and all our members express our fidelity and loyalty to you as our Leader and Mother. On Monday I will send you almost 1000 new members for March. I forgot to take the file from the office. I am looking forward to hear from you and Mary God bless you dearest Mrs. Patti with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy.

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dearest Mrs. Patti,

I would like to inform you that this month the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena center in Ukraine enrolled 1200 new members and I hope to the end of the month we will enroll proximately 1,800 new members. Almost every day we enroll 15 people and form the Living Rosary groups. Also this week I am going to send you three boxes with the decades cards and you will receive the, within a week. Also I check the box with the documents and it left the US customs control and you will get it on Monday in Dickinson.

Dearest Mrs. Patti the Living Rosary is growing very well in Ukraine and I would like to ask you how can I help you more in your efforts to make Living Rosary International stronger and more effective?

With the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dear Mrs. Patti Melvin and all the Members of Living Rosary International.

Today I would like to share with you about the life and mission work of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena in Ukraine. Ukraine is in very severe economical situation. Many companies are closed and the rate of unemployment is growing very fast. Few months ago the situation was different and the people were thinking that life is going to be ok but now Ukraine is in very difficult economical situation.

First of all because Ukraine has a lot of plants which produce the steel and iron. These plants are located in Eastern part of Ukraine and the people who were working there had very good and high salaries but now the foreign countries don’t buy the steel and these iron companies fire the people. Also it was very popular in Ukraine to take the loans and buy the different goods and materials most of the goods come from outside of Ukraine and now when the banks don’t give the loans and people must give the credits back but don’t have the money.

The situation is almost the same like in USA but USA is more powerful and it has more money and power. The people were putting their hopes on the economical development now feel that the money and economical power don’t make them happy. They feel that there are not the safest place where to save their money and to live happily and many of the reevaluate their lives and try to come back to God.

We can see it when the center of Living Rosary is getting more phone calls and petition for enrolling to Living Rosary and prayer petition to pray for solving the financial difficulties. Other very complicated situation is with the Russian gas which became very expensive and more and more people need to pay very high bills for the gas. The petrol is getting more expensive as well because the average Ukrainian citizen must pay for the gallon of gas almost 4 dollars but the labor costs are very cheap. The average salary in Ukraine is 150 dollars per month.

This helps us the Living Rosary center to publish cheep publishing materials and distribute the newspapers and other books around Ukraine. We publish a lot of prayer books and information materials to new members of Living Rosary and they are waiting for them. This month the new edition of newspaper - the Voice of Living Rosary was published later because the complicated economical situation - the cost of the paper is getting more expensive the center of Living Rosary received so many phone calls with the request to publish new edition of the newspaper. Finally we published the new edition a week ago and the people are so happy. This month we were able to publish 10,000 copies of the newspaper and more and more people become the members of Living Rosary after the reading of this newspaper.

Other very important achievement was made by launching the web site which visited almost 1,200 visitors last month. We pay attention how many people visit the web page and what they browse and then make very important changes and improvements to the web page. Now the visitors of the web page are able to become the members of Living Rosary via web page, to ask the priests and physiologist some questions about marriage and children behavior.

If the people are willing to receive the annulment and solve the problems with the marriage we can give them some advises. There are many families which were made during the Soviet Union time and now husband or wife is willing to receive the Holy Communion or receive the Holy Sacramental’s but they don’t have the marriage blessing because other partner don’t want to get the blessing of the church and the visitors of our web page are able to find a support and tips how to solve all these problems.

There are three priests and physiologist who are answering all the questions and help the people. Also we are looking forward to advertise more widely about our web page and attract more people to Living Rosary. Many migrants from Spain, Italy, Serbia, Germany and other foreign countries come to our web page and receive the spiritual nourishment and support. It takes some time to make the improvements and changes but we hope that our members will be able to appreciate it. Also the Living Rosary launched the phone hot line in which we receive many phone calls and requests concerning of the enrollment and prayer requests which we accomplish. All these steps give us the possibility to enroll every month almost from 600 - 1000 new members in Ukraine.

This mission is very vital and important and we hope that all our members and staff of Living Rosary International will support our ideas and goals because we are the part of the International Living Rosary Organization which has the center in Dickinson Texas. We can accomplish all these goals by the unity with God, Virgin Mary, saints - Holy Catholic Church and with the material and information unity with Mrs. Patti Melvin and the center of Living Rosary in Dickinson.

May God bless you and protect you. We feel that this economical crisis is very important in order to help the people to change their priorities and rely upon God not on money and power of the world with the prayers and respect the members of Living Rosary Ukraine.

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingRosary.org.ua
 

Monday, February 2, 2009

We would like to thank you sincerely for the newspaper of Universal Living Rosary Association "The Voice of Living Rosary" which brings a lot of spiritual fruits to our souls. The Contemporary world is over pack with the anger and evil. The fruits of the sin grow everywhere and capture the souls of the youth. It is so painful to see how the souls of youth are full of the anger and evil, they learn life on the example of the western movies which teach how to kill and hate. They learn how to love each other on the example of the different immoral movies. The newspapers and TV programs teach our children how to loose their purity and souls and to undertake the spiritual death. This is why we are so happy to have the newspaper which is published for the members of Living Rosary Association in order to feed yourself and to receive the best spiritual nourishment and support. The newspaper of Living Rosary helped us to learn about the Universal Living Rosary Association. This organization was founded in the walls of our school #24 which is located in the city Ivano – Frankivsk. Many teachers, children and parents joined this wonderful organization. The teachers and children gather every day in the chapel of the school in order to pray our Dedicated Decades and deep our spirituality to Virgin Mary and saint Philomena. We are convinced that Virgin Mary is true mother of the children’s soul and therefore we are so happy that Living Rosary helps us with the brining rosaries, sacramentals, and the newspaper of Living Rosary. We take our rosaries to our hands and glorify Virgin Mary, ask many blessings and graces for our city, country by the intercession of saint Philomena who gave us the great example for the youth and all the people who believe in God. The devotion to Living Rosary makes our faith stronger, helps us to conduct pure and modest life. We thank you Living Rosary for everything which you are doing every day for us and our salvation!

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
 
On the picture there are the members of the High School # 24 during the performance dedicated to Virgin Mary and saint Philomena in our chapel in the school. The teacher Nataliya Dzombak on the left.
On the picture there are the members of the High School # 24 during the performance dedicated to Virgin Mary and saint Philomena in our chapel in the school. The teacher Nataliya Dzombak on the left.  The Promoter of Living Rosary. The teacher of the school #244
 

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dear Mrs. Patti,

I send you the testimonies and some news from Ukraine. I am ready to send you more information and testimonies if you need them. Thank you very much for your understanding and your support. We are working very hard for the Living Rosary.

With the prayers and respect,
Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine

My name is Hanna Henyk from Vyznitsia. At the present time I am working and living in Rome. Some years ago I moved to Italy illegally in order to feed my children from Ukraine. In Ukraine it is very difficult economical and political situation. Many people are jobless and don’t have any possibility to make a little money. Therefore I had only one solution to go to Italy and to work there. Last year the Italian government announced about the amnesty of the illegal migrants and I applied for the official permission to work in Italy. Before I was praying very hard to saint Philomena for the grace to get the official documents for working. It took me half year and now I have all the permissions to work and live in Italy. I visited my children two times within a year in Ukraine. I am very happy that I had a chance to see my husband and children who live in Ukraine and I am grateful to the Universal Living Rosary Association for spiritual care and support of so many Ukrainian migrants in Italy. They wait impatiently for the new newspapers of "Voice of Living Rosary", sacramentals, oil and cords of saint Philomena. I thank you very much this wonderful spiritual care and support.
Hanna Henyk, Rome

For couple a months I was suffering from the terrible infection of my stomach. At the present time I live in Rome. I become the member of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena many years ago and this devotion was my saving stik which helped me to overcome very difficult and complicated times of my life. Five years ago I left Ukraine and moved to Italy in order to provide the material assistance to my children who live in Ukraine. The life of Ukrainian migrants in Italy is very complicated because many Ukrainian migrants are taking care of the oldest Italian people who are handicapped. They receive very low salaries and must stay with their old people all the time day and night, Sometimes the owners don’t let the migrants even get out of the house to go to the hospital or buy a food. They must stay 24 hours with the oldest people whom they must take care. I got sick and didn’t have any possibility to the hospital. The medical care in Italy is very expensive. Then I took the oil of saint Philomena and prayer book which I received from Living Rosary Center from Ukraine and prayed the Novena to saint Philomena and the miracle took place. I was suffering with my stomach for two weeks and now I am healed. Also I want to thank you very much for the newspaper "Voice of Living Rosary" which is published in Ukraine. For us migrants this is so vital and important newspaper because this is our daily bread. Thank you that you love us very much and helps the Center of Living Rosary to operate in Ukraine and Italy.
Ruslana, Rome.

My small daughter was healed by the oil of saint Philomena. My daughter was suffering from the neck infection and she had very high temperature. The doctor prescribed my daughter to take antibiotics and use a lot of pills. The infection was killed but her health condition was very severe. Then I started to pray the Novena to saint Philomena and use the oil of this saint. I am grateful to God and Virgin Mary that my daughter was healed and now she came back to the normal life.
Mrs. Olha, Lviv.

I would like to share with you the joy which took place in my life. Recently I became the member of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena. I was suffering for the terrible pain in my feet. The pain was very terrible and hard that I was not able to walk and the situation was very difficult. I visited the doctor of my hospital but the remedies were useless. Officially the medicine in Ukraine is free. But if someone get sick she or he go to the hospital and give the doctors money under the table. The patient must buy everything from the pills to the needles and to give the money the doctors. Most of the remedies are imported from Europe and USA which are very expensive. Even basic remedies are taken from Europe. In Ukraine there are not such thing as the medical insurance. Every time when I visited the doctor I spent a lot of money for the remedies and doctor’s service then I good thought came to my mind to use the oil of Saint Philomena which was received from USA via Living Rosary Center in Ukraine. I prayed the Novena to saint Philomena and chaplet and then I oiled my feet with these oil and after finishing this Novena I felt the much better. My health condition is improved rapidly and I strongly believe in the miraculous power of the oil of Saint Philomena. Also I am very content and blessed to join the Living Rosary Center and now I try to invite more people to join the Living Rosary devotion which is has the powerful strength and protection in God.
Novyk Sofia, village Zavada, Lviv region

News from the Center of Living Rosary Ukraine
Month ago the Living Rosary Center Ukraine has launched the updated version of official web site of Living Rosary Ukraine. After the careful investigation and research we added many new features to the web site. Now everybody who will hit our web page will be able to join Living Rosary via electronic form, to put the request about the prayer, to share the faith in forum room and to ask the priests some questions which help to grow in holiness. Also the web site includes all the information about the devotion to Saint Philomena, spirituality of Living Rosary and information about Ven. Paullina Jaricot. Recently we added the testimonies about the miraculous healings and conversions which took please with the people who joined the Living Rosary or received the sacramentals from Living Rosary. This month almost 1000 visitors visited our web site and received a lot of very important and vital information. A lot of people from eastern Europe, Slovakia, Spain, Italy and Belarus, Russia visited our web page. Huge number of people who hit our web page are from Ukraine. Many of them visited the page from Central, North and West Ukraine. At the present moment almost 60 % Ukrainian population have computers at home or in offices and they use internet. Therefore we hope to reach them and invite them to join Living Rosary Association. Now the Center of Living Rosary is translating the webpage into Russian language. Now more and more Ukrainian people have the internet connection and many of them surf on the net and visit our web page. In order to attract more visitors our IT manager is developing new possibilities for the visitors to join the Living Rosary and to learn about the spirituality of Universal Living Rosary Association. Please visit our web page at http://www.livingRosary.org.ua

The first month of January became very fruitful for the development of Living Rosary in Ukraine. This month the Living Rosary extended the work of Living Rosary at two regions of Ukraine. The center started to operate in Crimia. There are three local leaders who will spread the devotion to Living Rosary. They started to enroll more people because this region is very high populated. Most of the people who live on this territory speak Russian language and therefore they are willing to receive the material and newspapers of Living Rosary but they have some difficulties with Ukrainian language. The center of Living Rosary hired the translator who is undertaking the translation of the all the materials which we have.

On 20 of January the center of Living Rosary Ukraine published 6th edition of the official prayer book of Living Rosary for Ukrainian usage. This time it was published 8 000 prayer books. This edition was updated with some new miracles and we increased the number of the copies to 8,000. in general within 3 years of the existing of the center it was published 40,000 copies of the prayer book. This prayer book is very popular and well know in Ukraine. Many members of Living Rosary and Brown Scapular Confraternity use them in their daily prayers.
 
Dear Mrs. Patti,

I am starting to send you the pictures for the newspaper. The pictures of members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) from Spain. There are five new groups of Living Rosary from the city Malaha. This is very dynamic and alive community of ULRA. They send me the pictures of the members and now I send you the pictures of them with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy.

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena from village Kluchyvka. This community has a lot of new members and they spread the devotion to Living <a href=Rosary and to Saint Philomena. I would like to recommend you to put this picture in the newspaper." />
Members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena from village Kluchyvka. This community has a lot of new members and they spread the devotion to Living <a href=Rosary and to Saint Philomena. I would like to recommend you to put this picture in the newspaper." />
Members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena from village Kluchyvka. This community has a lot of new members and they spread the devotion to Living <a href=Rosary and to Saint Philomena. I would like to recommend you to put this picture in the newspaper." />
Members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena from village Kluchyvka. This community has a lot of new members and they spread the devotion to Living Rosary and to Saint Philomena. I would like to recommend you to put this picture in the newspaper.
Members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena from village Stankova. The woman who is in charge of Living <a href=Rosary is almost 90 years old. Her name is Oleksandra Gyshpel. She enrolls every month almost 50 new members of Living Rosary. She launches the new groups of Living Rosary in the villages in Western Ukraine." />
Members of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena from village Stankova. The woman who is in charge of Living Rosary is almost 90 years old. Her name is Oleksandra Gyshpel. She enrolls every month almost 50 new members of Living Rosary. She launches the new groups of Living Rosary in the villages in Western Ukraine.
This is other picture group from big village Sokal. The group of the members includes 300 members who pray the <a href=Rosary, do some charitable mission, help the parish priest with the church work. They love to read the newspapers of Living Rosary and they thank the Living Rosary for brining the devotion to Living Rosary and Saint Philomena, with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy." />
This is other picture group from big village Sokal. The group of the members includes 300 members who pray the <a href=Rosary, do some charitable mission, help the parish priest with the church work. They love to read the newspapers of Living Rosary and they thank the Living Rosary for brining the devotion to Living Rosary and Saint Philomena, with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy." />
This is other picture group from big village Sokal. The group of the members includes 300 members who pray the Rosary, do some charitable mission, help the parish priest with the church work. They love to read the newspapers of Living Rosary and they thank the Living Rosary for brining the devotion to Living Rosary and Saint Philomena, with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine.
 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dearest Mrs. Patti

Please visit our Ukrainian version of web site at http://www.livingRosary.org.ua this is the final version of the website. All the technical mistakes are solved and now you can browse them without any problems.

I am looking forward to hear from you

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Post Office Box - 841
Lviv - 8
79008 Ukraine
Europe
 

Wedneday, December 3, 2008

Dearest Mrs. Patti,

I send you the lists of all the new members here in the Ukraine in the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena for October and November. Please officially register them and send me back to our center in Ukraine and I will distribute their cards to them. Also I would like to inform you that this month I am going to publish 10,000 copies of the newspaper "The Voice of Living Rosary". There is very huge interest to the newspaper and we need to add one thousand copies of the newspaper. Probably you will see that the number of new members is increasing. The newspaper is helping us to enroll more new members. Also I spoke to the woman who is making the Scapulars and she told me that she is ready to give us a discount and to make the Scapulars for 0.30 cents per one scapular. Therefore the price is 0.30 cents per one scapular.

Also I would like to ask you to let me know if you get the notes of Sacred Masses which I sent you a week ago you will receive them today or tomorrow morning therefore please let me know if you get them and I am looking forward to hear from you and May God bless you and our staff of Living Rosary with the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy.

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine

Click here for new Ukraine ULRA members for October 2008

Click here for new Ukraine ULRA members for November 2008
 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fr. Ivan Kolodiy
79008 Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
Fr. Ivan Kolodiy, Ukraine
 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

ULRA Mission in the Ukraine
Fr. IVAN KOLODIJ
Representative
ULRA – UKRAINE
Sr. Mateiya is the local leader of the Living Rosary in Dolyna City and enrolled many new members.
These children belong to Saint Philomena. They pray very often to her.
This family was saved from a divorce by Saint Philomena. They became very devoted to the Living Rosary and Saint Philomena as they received many graces.
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fifty members of Living Rosary Association from Buchach, Ukraine, came to Lviv in order to participate in the retreat for the members of Living Rosary. During the retreat 25 visitors were enrolled to the Living Rosary and were happy to join the Living Rosary Association.

I also send you testimonials of miracles from Ukraine. (see below images, below)

Ivan Koldiji
Fifty members of Living <a href=Rosary from Buchach came to Lviv in order to participate in the retreat for the members of Living Rosary. During the retreat 25 visitors were enrolled to our Living Rosary Association and were happy to join the Living Rosary." title="Click to enlarge" height="80" width="120" />
Fifty members of Living Rosary from Buchach came to Lviv in order to participate in the retreat for the members of Living Rosary. During the retreat 25 visitors were enrolled to our Living Rosary Association and were happy to join the Living Rosary.
The enrolling for Living <a href=Rosary." title="Click to enlarge" height="80" width="120" />
The enrolling for Living Rosary.
Pay attention to the youth.
Pay attention to the youth.
All our members of Living Rosary Association.
All our members of Living Rosary Association.
Using the oil of saint Philomena.
Using the oil of saint Philomena.
Teaching about Living Rosary Association.
Teaching about Living Rosary Association.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association. Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association. Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
I would like to testify about the great miracle which took place in my life. I had very terrible health problem with my teeth. After the tooth surgery I felt very terrible pain in my tooth. I took many strong pills and remedies but everything was in vain. Then I remained about the oil of saint Philomena. When I oiled the tooth with the oil of saint Philomena and prayed the chapel to this saint the pain has been gone. It took already half year after I started to pray to saint Philomena and uses the oil but I don’t feel the pain and is very happy that I got this oil from the Universal Living Rosary Association of saint Philomena. Recently I saw my dentist and he was very surprised to hear that I didn’t remove my tooth but I told him that I am cured!

Also week ago I was traveling by the train to Lviv. One woman approached me with small child and asked me to help her . The child was crying and had very terrible stress. I started to pray the chapel to saint Philomena and used the oil of the saint Philomena. Also at the end of the conversation I gave the mother of the child the cord of saint Philomena and suggested to pray the Living Rosary decade every day. From this time we became very good friends and this child is growing very well and is behaving very well. I thank to God and saint Philomena for giving me and many Rosary a lot of blessings and graces.
п. Mariya
city. Morshyn

I am the member of Living Rosary for many years and I want to testify that this is so wonderful to be the part of Universal Living Rosary and have devotion to saint Philomena. I had a pain in my back and kidneys. The pills and suggestions of the doctors were useless until I started to pray the Novena to saint Philomena and used the oil, cord of this miraculous saint. When I finished the Novena I fell much better and the pain has been gone. I express the thanks and deepest gratitude for the gift of the healing which I experienced in my life.
Mrs. Мariya Styrzyk
v. Hrymne

My friend was enrolled to the brotherhood "Living Rosary". Recently She had terrible stroke, and must use a lot of pills and visit the doctor very often but her conditions were getting worst and worst every day. Then I suggested her to join the Universal Living Rosary and ask to pray for her needs and intentions. Then this woman joined the Living Rosary and prayed very diligently to Virgin Mary and saint Philomena who became very dear and special for her. After couples days her doctor told her that miraculously escaped very terrible stroke to which her body has inclination. She is very grateful to God and Virgin Mary, saint Philomena for the healing and improving her health and conditions. Now this woman enrolled to Living Rosary many new members as the gift of love for the protection and healing.
Mrs. Mary
village. Holon

My name is Halyna. Almost three years I am the member of Universal Living Rosary Association. I had very strong devotion to Living Rosary and saint Philomena during these years. My life was very blessed and I felt in the special way that God is watching over me and my life but I had very heavy cross in my life. My husband didn’t practice his Catholic faith. He is very high ranking position in the government and was educated and during the Communist time when it was forbidden to learn about God and Virgin Mary. I cannot blame him because when I insisted then we visited the Church together and baptized our children. A week ago many strange events took place in our life. When he was traveling to our home village drunk man collided his car and his car was all destroyed. He was saved miraculously. The next week my husband was driving to work in the morning and he got other car accident that the car in which he was driving was completely smashed and destroyed. He was admitted to the clinic and undertook surgeries. His conditions were so terrible and in dangers that I was thinking that he will not survive. I started to pray to saint Philomena very hard the week before two terrible car accidents. I prayed Novena and asked him to join the Living Rosary. This was the first time when he accepted my words and was very attentive to my spiritual advises which I tried to convince him to become the member of Living Rosary. Now my husband is in the intensive care room and his conditions are improving very rapidly, I and my husband are convinced that saint Philomena and my devotion to Living Rosary Association helped my husband survive and in future to walk and conduct normal life. In Ukraine are very terrible roads and many drivers drive very aggressively. The fines for the danger driving are very law and miserable and therefore many drivers take advantages not to observe the rules of the safety driving. The roads are very small and have a lot of digs and dumpy. Therefore every day almost 70 Rosary die in the car accidents. There are some good roads but the driving culture is so law that many Rosary die in the high speed roads in Ukraine as well.
Mrs. Halyna
Ivano – Frankyvska region.
Glory to Jesus Christ!

I want to share with you about miracle which took place in my life. I am very grateful to God that I joined the Living Rosary. The membership in the Living Rosary helped me to overcome the lost of my beloved my mother and daughter. When my mother and daughter died in the one year then I decided that it is time to change my life and to find the meaning of my life. I started to read the spiritual books and newspapers, attended the Sacred Masses and to think about the meaning of my life. Then in the Church I fount the newspaper of Living Rosary and started to read it very carefully. After reading of this newspaper I joined the Living Rosary and started to pray the Dedicated Decades and wear the cord of saint Philomena. The membership in the Living Rosary helps me to overcome the sickness of my neck because I use the oil of saint Philomena and sickness is not progressing. Also I love to read the newspapers Voice of Living Rosary because it gives me the spiritual nourishment and excellent Catholic teaching. Also My husband two my children joined the Living Rosary and we pray to Virgin Mary and saint Philomena. It is pity that I learned about the Living Rosary so late. I cannot imagine how many blessing and graces I would received if I became the member of Living Rosary from coming of LR to Ukraine in the first day.
Mrs. Hanna
town. Hyrnyk

Recently in Western Ukraine very terrible flooding took place. Many Rosary lost their homes and even 40 Rosary died. Our village is located in very dangerous place because four rivers go around our village. The rivers are river Bystrycia, Tysmenytisam Trudnitsia and Rybchanka. During the terrible flooding which destroyed almost 1,000 homes and almost 2,000 kilometers of roads our village which was located in very vulnerable and dangerous zone was rescued by saint Philomena and Living Rosary. During the flooding and terrible rains which took place the first time during the history of village all the members of Living Rosary and members of parish community prayed very hard to saint Philomena and we very convinced that saint Philomena saved our lives and homes and gardens. Saint Philomena heard our prayers and our village was saved. The villages in our district suffered terribly but our was rescued by the devotion to Living Rosary and saint Philomena
Mrs. Yaroslava Kopach
village. Horodyvka
 

 

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