On July 21, 2016, Richard Donley Fox, St. Philomena's warrior and webmaster, passed from time into eternity.
Richard gave of himself until he could give no more. He lived simply and had no one but his cats to survive him in death. Every effort was made to keep him from being cremated (the plight of the indegent, today). We will be doing a complete euloge in our next Dedicated Decates. Please help us fund Richard's burial expenses. Also, please forward this Go Fund Me Link to any people who can support his burial. Remember, one of the corporal works of mercy is to bury the dead. Click on Richard's picture.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Last Saturday, I received the envelope you sent for Wilfredo. He was very moved and cried with joy when he saw his name and realized that so many persons were praying for him. On Sunday, he got out of bed by himself and went to Mass with his mom and brother, something that he had not done in a long time. His mom was so happy that he went to Mass. It is the first step for Our Lord to enter into his life, and the Gospel was precisely on the Prodigal Son and our merciful Father. We give testimony of the Love of God and the Power of Prayer. They are very, very grateful for the charity of everyone praying for them. Our new promoter, Mixie, in Panama is filling out lists and is very happy to be a part of the Living Rosary. Wonderful news, God is good and He never ceases to grant us miracles!!!
I had everything planned for the great Event on May 25 when all the Marian Apostolates in El Salvador would come together to celebrate the month of Our Lady. We have been making decade Rosary to put into the small packets for the new Living Rosary members. I also received two boxes and I am overjoyed. I thank you with all my heart for making this event a success. For one reason or another, all those who were to accompany me and help at the event, could not make it but Wilfredo, the sick boy who recovered, accompanied me and was a great help, as it would be very difficult for me to do it alone. I organized people in Juayua and we engaged the Youth Group to help, and they did a good job. God always lets me know what I am to do! We could not enroll more members as we completely ran out of materials. I will be sending you 28 completed lists as soon as possible.
On my way home after the event, a Church group contacted me to inform about the Marian Retreat for 100 persons to be held on 10th June. They will be so enlightened by Our Lady through your materials.
I have more events and new projects which I will let you know in time. Please send me more lists, printed Spanish materials and Sacramentals. Thank you for all your support in making our Living Rosary events a success!
< Violeta – EL SALVADOR >
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Dearest Patti Melvin,
May the Most Holy Blessed Trinity bless you abundantly with all the Heavenly blessings! With heartfelt gratitude, I acknowledge your encouraging letter of 7th March, the Spring 2016 Newsletters, prayer cards to St. Michael the Archangel, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and soul searching leaflets. Thank you immensely. Here comes the breaking good news I promised to write. The Holy Spirit has done His work! A mighty “Thank You” to the Most Holy Trinity! Praise to Our Lady of Fatima and thanks to St. Philomena!
The devotion of the Living Rosary is accepted in this Sacred Heart Parish, Shisong after eight years of my stay here. I can now stand in Church and preach freely about the Living Rosary, follow up the Christians in their various small Christian Communities to see that they are praying their Decades, answer their questions about the ULRA and give them more instructions on the Living Rosary. On the first day, I spoke in Church and, after Mass, 300 people were enrolled. The pictures were taken in parts. The people and children are ready to pray. They love St. Philomena! They are very grateful to God for you and all our benefactors. They have asked me to extend their thanks to you all.
The large parcel you sent is already finished. I need of enrollment numbers and materials as the demand is great from Parishes and Schools. I am looking for a means of sending you the filled enrollment forms. Kindly email me the numbers and send me the Rosary prayer leaflets with scripture quotations for the different Mysteries. These will help some of our youths and those who do not know how to pray the Rosary. Please also send me St. Philomena Novena prayer leaflets. I thank you very, very much. May the Holy Spirit continue to do His work through you! We are praying for you all. Receive our huge hug! We love you! God bless you!
Sr. Mary Florence – CAMEROON
Love, < Janet – USA >