Past Missionary News From Around the World, August 2008


Thursday, August 28, 2008

This is the picture of the front of St Philomena's Church in Lansdowne, PA - capturing the main altar & the two side altars (Mary's on the left and St Philomena's on the right. Also, if you look closely at the mural painted behind the main altar - St Philomena is to the left of the center crucifixion depiction & St John Vianney is to the right of the center crucifixion depiction. St John Vianney is painted standing outside his confessional pointing over to St Philomena.

Ana Pharmat
This is the picture of the front of St Philomena's Church in Lansdowne, PA - capturing the main altar & the two side altars (Mary's on the left and St Philomena's on the right. Also, if you look closely at the mural painted behind the main altar - St Philomena is to the left of the center crucifixion depiction & St John Vianney is to the right of the center crucifixion depiction. St John Vianney is painted standing outside his confessional pointing over to St Philomena.
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fr. Jojo as working in China and  is a Claretian priest.
He has been a member of the Universal Living Rosary Association since his seminary days.
Fr. Jojo as working in China and  is a Claretian priest.
Fr. Jojo as working in China and  is a Claretian priest.    Fr. Jojo as working in China and  is a Claretian priest.
Fr. Jojo as working in China and  is a Claretian priest.    Fr. Jojo as working in China and  is a Claretian priest.
 

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
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The enrolling for Living Rosary.
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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.
All our members of Living Rosary Association.
All our members of Living Rosary Association.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Teaching about Living Rosary Association.
Teaching about Living Rosary Association.
Teaching about Living Rosary Association. Using the oil of saint Philomena.
Using the oil of saint Philomena.
Enrolling cards and members of Living Rosary Association.
Pay attention to the youth.
Pay attention to the youth.
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
 

Greetings from Arun.

This is to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your generosity and great service to further the catholic faith especially the devotion of Rosary.

My rector was surprised to see the parcel. He is from New York and he appreciated your commitment to the devotion of Rosary it’s spreading all over the world.

I met the prisoners of the second jail and gave them a few with special permission from the person in charge. They gave me their names and gave the cards along with the rosaries to them. I shall be visiting the parish next Sunday and I shall ask someone to click the photos to send them to you. I delayed the email for I don't have a personal camera. I've to wait for the person to click or lend it to me.

Thanks once again and I shall do the needful.

Praying for you,

With much love and prayers
Arun SJ

Fr Arun Kumar SJ
Jesuit Residence
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
 

Monday, August 25, 2008

Today we had a seminar with Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi, he brought some group of Rosary to give seminar and the topic was Venable Pauline Jaricot of Lyon on Pontifical Mission Society, Propagation of Faith! They spoke well of Venable Pauline they distributed her life history to about 100 priest today! Her life and zeal for soul touched hundreds of priest!

I will send you a copy by the time I will post about 3,000 new names!

Ave Maria

Fr Patrick Mary Filomena

Akoth Joan Omore
Kitale
 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Greetings form Luba city. Her are some Pictures with children of Saint Philomena.

These are the Children who teach me Spanish everyday here in LUBA. They have this message for you: "We are happy to know a Saint of almost our age.

"We are too small to take up decades now because after playing, we may forget. However, we have medals on our necks sign of the protection of Our Lady and our Little Saint.

Our Parents have been registered with the Universal Living Rosary Association of St. Philomena and they are going to teach us."


Immaculate Heart of Mary, Be my salvation.
Jude Thaddeus Langeh Basebang, cmf
Misioneros Claretianos
Apatado 37, LUBA
Bioko Sur
Equatorial Guinea
Central Africa.
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary
 

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Greetings from Australia. I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of the parcel. Your support is extremely well received by all of us here in Beagle Bay Mission, and I would go so far as to say that your actions are having an extremely positive impact on the morality and spiritual life of all the parishioners and children. As I sit here, my parishioners are out praying the Rosary. They are all in working extremely hard to ensure we do our obligation to the best of our ability. Thanks a million for helping me to spread the good news here in Australia.

I am happy to inform you that another new group of St Philomena was officially planted and blessed here in Beagle Bay on the Feast of our Blessed Mother Mary. I will send some more photos later on.

Be assured of my prayers for you and the members.

Fr. Daniel Kilala
Beagle Bay Mission
Australia
Beagle Bay Mission
 

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Praised be now and forever the name of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. AVE MARIA!

You cannot imagine how you make us happy this Sunday. Your message really touch our hearts. I thank God for that. All our sisters here in the Philippines commit themselves to pray for all of you and your family, and for whole St. Philomena organization. May God continue to bless your work & that He may send more generous Rosary to support your touching apostolate.

We are just organizing a group of children from the slum area, we name them "CHILDREN OF MARY" and we are really surprised to realize that St. Philomena is the patron of the children of Mary. What a consequence! What a joy!

With much joy and prayer,

Sr. Maria Corazon Lendio
Daughters of Virgin Mary Immaculate
Mindanao Ave., Ayala Alabang Vill., Muntinlupa City
1780 Philippines
Daughters of Virgin Mary Immaculate
Daughters of Virgin Mary Immaculate
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tomorrow I am going to have the meeting with the pastor of the parish which is located near Lviv. This is very huge parish where almost 5,000 families belong. I would like to ask him to launch the Living Rosary in his parish and I would like to ask him to distribute our newspapers. It is very important because when the Rosary read our newspapers then they wish to launch the Living Rosary in their parish immediately therefore the newspaper became very powerful tool in the spreading of Living Rosary. Yesterday the priest from Berezany called him and told me that he wants to start the Living Rosary group in his parish and he learned about our organization by newspaper.

Also I would like to ask you to send me 20 bottles of the oil of saint Philomena for future distribution in Ukraine.

During the retreat I pray very hard for You, Living Rosary and financial support of LR in this most important time with the prayers and respect,

Father Ivan KOlodiy

Ukraine
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I am Rev. Fr. Paul N. Labordo, presently assigned as assistant pastor in the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Goa, Camarines Sur, Philippines: Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres. Since I was assigned in this parish, I created a group called the Fellowship of St. Philomena. I invited children and youth to become members of this fellowship. The objective of the creation of this group is to simply propagate devotion to St. Philomena, devotion to Mary through the Holy Rosary and for the children and youth to feel the presence of Jesus through the church where they belong.

We gather every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM; we pray, we give values and spiritual formation and we initiate interactive games for them. Last August 11, 2008, the Feast Day of St. Philomena, we celebrated our first year anniversary. We had our fellowship games, Holy Mass and procession. Indeed, the members of the fellowship have been so active and participative. More so, as we give more honor in St. Philomena, we will be staging a musical play of her life. As of now, we are busy practicing. I am so happy that I could see the enthusiasm of the children and of the youth of our parish.

Thus, I wrote to you because I want to officially enroll them to the Living Rosary Association and on the same way may we request from your good office holy rosaries, medals and other religious paraphernalia which I could distribute to them. I would greatly appreciate your support for us. Please send your gifts in this address:

THE FELLOWSHIP OF ST. PHILOMENA
c/o REV. FR. PAUL N. LABORDO
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
GOA, CAMARINES SUR
PHILIPPINES

Thank you so much. May God bless you.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

REV. FR. PAUL N. LABORDO
 

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mansura Shrine, Louisiana
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dearest mother Patti

I wish you happy feast of our patroness and lovely Saint Philomena, to your dear family, dear team, dear mom, all our dear benefactors and members. We celebrated on August 10th the feast of Saint Philomena, with a father who did the mass and a sister who take care of about a two hundred of children, youth and their parents. We offer the sacramentals of Saint Philomena and of Our Lady and the sweets and drinks in the end of the feast It was wonderful, all was happy and gave thanks to Our Lady, Saint Philomena and to you dear mother and to our dear benefactors. I send you now some photos and the others tomorrow.

Two boxes are arrived today, I will collect them .Thank you very much, we send you our love, gratitude and prayers. Ave Maria.

Your little son, slave of the Immaculata: John Kayrouz.

Lebanon








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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