Past Missionary News From Around the World, October 2009


Friday, October 30, 2009

Dear Mother Patti,

Thank you so much. A box of French 15s and some Oil was collected today from UPS...........!

It is very helpful.

I went and gave out about 450 religious items yesterday at one of the Catholic Elementary School beside Holy Family Parish. It was interesting to see the children so happy to receive Rosaries and MM. The director told me to give each class its own parcel for the class teacher to share to the children so as not to consume their time of classes. That order was respected. What is important was that about 400 children gave their names to enroll. These were children that the director of the school told to go and ask their parents if they should be enrolled. It was worth mentioning that these children were allowed b their children to be enrolled. About 7 teachers also enrolled and about 8 Crucifixes were given to those classes that do not have and to some teachers to.

Presently, I have about 1000 names enrolled which I shall send soon.

Please, pray for Rev. Fr. Agustine of Bafang. He was attacked by "men of under-world" in his Parish. He told me that he spent 3 Months in the hospital but quickly recovering.

Hope James Doe, our promoter in Liberia had been in regular contact!

Ave Maria!

Paul E.Ekpe
St. Joseph's Anglophone Parish
Yaounde-Cameroon
Africa
 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dearest Mamma Patti

Thank you so much, for understand my situation and the situation in Lebanon, we are living here without government since many months, we are living under the authority of the Muslim terrorism militaries , the most of the Christians people are scared and very sad about the future, but we have the love and the trust and the refuge of Our Lady of Lebanon who help us in our life here, the majority here of the Christians live with the support of their families in the other countries, and who he not have any support, directly try to leave the country for immigration , for that you see the Lebanese presence in all the world. Thanks to God and Our Lady, you warmed my heart now and I am in peace, I keep you in my poor prayers, I send you my love and prayers.

Ave Maria.

Your little son, slave of the Immaculata

John kayrouz
Lebanon
Asia
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dear Patti,

Greetings and May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all and your families!

I need more Sacramental gifts. We have been very busy packing individual envelopes for new members during the month of October. We 500 plus new members waiting to receive their gifts and unfortunately, the gifts are all gone. Please send some more Rosaries and MMs. I have plenty Membership cards here.

May our blessed Lord Jesus and our Holy Mother Mary bless you all!

Best regards

Sabina Fuluvii
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dear Mother Patti,

Here are some photos of one of the Catholic Elementary School controlled by Pallutin Fathers. Each class teacher received a parcel for his/her pupils as you can see in one of the photos.

If I demanded for French cards, it was due to more demands from other teachers and schools including our prison enrollment.

People are demanding our last Dedicated Decade Magazine.

It is worth mentioning that here in Cameroon, all Catholic Schools has the same uniform as you might have noticed.

Tomorrow, I shall going to another School beside Holy Family Parish to deliver their material. This is the School I told you that the director has introduced the recitation of the Decade of the Rosary as part of their Morning Devotion before classes begins.

I shall send you photos that will be taken from the School.

Ave Maria!!!

Paul E.Ekpe
St. Joseph's Anglophone Parish
Yaounde-Cameroon
Africa
 
Dear Director,

Thank you for the Rosaries. Thank for the various items. Thank you for making me a member of the Universal Living Rosary Association of St. Philomena. Thank you for sharing in the ministry. I received the materials you sent with great reverence and awe. These are a great help in my ministry. You are part of this great ministry through your help. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to you.

As a young priest it is always my desire to spread the love and devotion to our Lady through the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Your timely and surprise help has really encouraged me in my effort. When I complete those forms I shall mail them to our local coordinator in India. I also promise you to work sincerely with him. Once again thank you for everything. I assure you of my daily prayers especially during mass for the various need of our organization. Do remember me too in your prayers. Thank you

Fr. Satyajit Basumatary
Bishop’s House Bongaigaon
Bongaigaon
Assam
India
 
Dear Sister,

The attached is the letter and form from Fr. Peter Lay Cho from the diocese of pathein.

Sincerely
Deacon Saw Eh Doh
Myanmar
Asia

Click here to see document One >>>

Click here to see document Two >>>
 
Good evening Director Patti!

Please accept the additional lists of new members of the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) in 34 copies from Surigao City, Philippines.

It is the fruit of our humble endeavor most specially my loving wife, Romelyn Bangoy who zealously spread out the devotion of the ULRA to the needy and poor families here I our parish as well as in our Diocese. I am very much happy to inform the members of the ULRA world wide that the devotion is fast spreading here in our town. It reached even to the inmates of the City and Provincial Jails of Surigao del Norte as the devotion was distributed by a Nun who is the head of Prison Ministry here in our Diocese who is also our very close friends. It's a good news at least some prisoners will know how to pray the Rosary invoking the powerful intercession of St. Philomena, who knows while they are serving their sentence in jails they could encounter the Blessed Mother Mary and St. Philomena that could help them change their lives while in prison Today, October 25, 2009, the Catholic Church here in the Philippines is celebrating the Prison Awareness Sunday. To give them importance despite of their miserable life situation at least they could feel that the Church is taking care of them.

The whole month of October has also been regarded as the Rosary month wherein families and the entire Church is praying the Holy Rosary daily/nightly as our pledge to the Blessed Mother on her maternal protection. as can be remembered, our Country especially in Luzon area (Metro Manila and other places) has been hit by two (2) consecutive typhoons; Ondoy and Pepeng that killed thousands of lives and displaced millions of families . As predicted, our country might experience extreme poverty in the next coming months since the agricultural products has also been damaged by the said typhoons. It takes a long time to recover the economic conditions of us, especially farmers and ordinary human beings. We beg you to please include us in your prayers and please pray for our leaders, for their conversion so that they would really serve the people especially the poorest of the poor which constitute the majority of the Filipino people.

I strongly believed that St. Philomena is really working within us; she is manifesting his power since a lot has experienced healing through her holy oil and holy cord. Many had also been testifying of the wonderful intercession of the beautiful St., the wonder worker on their petitions, it is for financial, material and other human needs most especially spiritual needs. We also experienced her powerful protection from dangers and calamities. She is really a wonder worker and powerful with God.

As of now, we have no more available supplies, can we ask for more supplies, the same as you have previously sent in us, a forex box or it can be more as many are still willing to accept the devotion.

By the way, may I ask if you have had sent a forex box for us last August 2009 as what you had been promised to me during my last email as until today we have not receive yet.

I’ll be looking forward and wait for the other supplies that you will be sending to us in the next coming days. Can I ask another favor? May I request for religious items especially crucifix to be worn in my neck as presently I am serving as extra-ordinary minister of the Communion in our Cathedral. I'm glad and consider it as a precious Christmas gift from you or from the association. But, if you have none, it's ok for me. Please include reading materials, books, prayer books, holy oils, cords, holy objects and other spiritual treasures.

May God gives you long life, good health and abundant blessings and to the benefactors of the ULRA.

Best regards, In Jesus and Mary with the powerful intercession of a great St. Philomena.

Mr. & Mrs. Jelson Doloredo Bangoy
Philippines
 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dear Patti,

May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. It was very long time since we stopped communication. As you know I was in Jerusalem for 4 years as a student of Theology. I was ordained a (Priest) last August 8/8/2009 and I am in Ethiopia as a Parish priest and School Principle now. Please, Patti, I would like to work more than before, I have my new address and let us contact. I have more than 700 Parishioners (Christians) I will send you their list and please help to speared the Love of Mary through Living Rosary.

May Blessed our Lady guide you every time.
Fr. Fikremariam Philipos
Salesian of Donbosco
Zway
Ethiopia
Africa
 

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Mother,

Another super typhoon is on its way on our area.

Please pray for us.

Right now we are on signal number 1 but the winds are so strong already, what more if it will directly hit us.

We need your prayers.

Jerome Vidal Dizon
Dagupan City
Philippines
 
Dear Mother Patti,

Thanks so much for the wire. I shall verify.

Today 34 lists of about 1,000 names left with some photos. One photo and a testimony from one of our female promoter in Bamenda.

I'm trying to scan some photos from Holy Family School here in Yaounde which enrollment is on-going. More lists has been collected from other Schools.So, I have more children to enroll this season.

Below are some photos from Holy Family Catholic Elementary School, Yaounde.

This Sunday I shall be going to the Prison for more enrollments.

Ave Maria!

Paul E.Ekpe
St. Joseph's Anglophone Parish
Yaounde
Cameroon
Africa
 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dear Patti,

Last night, in Jhelum we have formed a Rosary Group namely "St. Philomena Rosary Group" which was arranged by Mrs. Parveen Rouse (our leader at Jhelum), Mr. Yaqoob Barkat and Mr. Parvaiz. Mrs. Seraphine started with prayer followed by Hymns and Rosary. Then the group was instructed how to work for Rosary while in Rosary Group. They were also taught about the Daily Decade. Then the members were given special cards of St. Philomena Rosary Group with their pictures pasted on them. They were also given special Rosaries and other devotional items. Here are some pictures of this occasion.

Yours in Christ and Holy Mother,

AFZAAL ANWAR KHOKHAR
Pakistan
 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dear Brother,

Here are some pictures of Rawalpindi. Yesterday, I visited newly consecrated as adjutant Bishop Ruffin Anthony for Rawalpindi Diocese. Sr. Martha from St. Catherine's Convent Rawalpindi and Mrs. Parveen Rouse our leader at Jhelum were also with me. He was very happy to know about Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) and appreciated the Apostolic Mission. He said to continue this mission not only in Rawalpindi Diocese but all over the Pakistan. Two big pictures; one of Our Lady of Fatima and the other of St. Philomena plus a nice Rosary, Holy Oil of Saint Philomena and some books were given to Rev. Bishop Ruffin Anthony. He was very thankful for the team and ULRA of St. Philomena USA for these nice gifts.

In the next mail I am sending you some pictures of my visit to a Church at Sehala Police Training College (Rawalpindi). Due to the violation in our country, it was very difficult to visit this place. Mr. Asif the catechist had invited me. So, he managed to get permission our entrance. After prayer, I told them about the life of St. Philomena and the Aim of ULRA i.e. Daily Decade. People were very happy. They rushed to get there Daily Decade Card, Rosary, Scapular, St. Philomena's Cord and Holy Oil. I blessed the water with the Cross and gave to some sick persons. Some people requested for special prayer also.

I hope you will manage to open these compressed files.

Yours in Christ and Holy Mother,

Afzaal Anwar Khokhar
Pakistan
 
Dearest Madam Patti,

Greets you from diocese du Goma! We happy that you continue work us for and you benefactor continue come to us with help, nothing better than you ones who cares our spirituality!!

Your last message ask me to add more on what we say on the boxes that came with Desire from Emma in Uganda and to help you share with the all benefactors.

This is the story of them; sorry we trying to learn English in D.R. Congo and all country that talk French are in struggle for it.

We were blessed when our fellow member (Desire) was tell us that he was to fly to Uganda for a seminar that was sponsored by the work place of an NGO, Desire from mid north diocese of Beni- Butembo work with us to promote Mother May when he was here, when he told us, he was chance to go to Ouganda, I immediately contact Patti. She willingly sends the boxes to Emma in Uganda! What a good love you see us the suffering church of East Congo!

Good that Desire got chance to see Emma after his workshop, gave him the $300 and the two boxes full of sacramental. We were blessed that Emma got all way to get the boxes out of the airport of Uganda where they were stopped and delayed from give him because the airport want taxes!
On evening of 16th Sept. Desire flew back to the diocese of Beni- Butembo around 1500km north of where we are and no roads because of long years of neglect and now increased by the long war of the east. (For information, last week in neighboring southern diocese of Bukavu many people were killed in church while pray for Sunday mass on 4th Oct.)

Same evening of 16th, Desire send us message of arrive in Beni- Butembo from Uganda, we planned well for him put the boxes on plane next day on 17th, he was quick to consult the local small airline that flies
internally in east Congo bten Bukavu, Goma, Beni, Butembo and Ituri province! He paid the $300 for airlift because vast region here transport still expensive due to uncertain of the peace.


When we receive this news of arrival of boxes in Goma, everyone started come cry not to be left out on the MM and the oils, I saw many symphonized with them, especially those with wounds. Our dear ULRA supporter Laurent was quick to deliver the boxes to us in jangle where we have hope restored when we see these precious sacramental. I tell you the boxes arrive in evening here and the same night we have sporadic fighting whole night but this stopped not people from crawling through jungle and dangerous places to come and scramble for the Miraculous Medals and St. Philomena oils. The 20 oils were finished the same night because everyone has a wound or a wounded to attend to! The oils are do wonders to septic wounds because we have little accesses to medicals and many are die because of lack of this, but we find consolation in this oil as treatment for wounds from rebels and soldier’s cuts, rape to women’s and wounds from rough runs into forests.

We have a good thing to share, a woman Furan Sarah was run in forest, she was attack by a python Snake that swallows even cows, it was in night, she cried for help and none comes because everyone in fear of rebels, good she fight with the cobra that broke one of her legs, the hands were still free she has a small bottle with oil in her zipped pocket on chest, God helped and she manage to open it, pours all the oil on mouth of cobra, immediately the cobra left her and run away leave her weak with a broken leg due to struggles with it, On next morning, people have tried to look around , expecting that the person they hear cry last night might have been killed either by rebels, only to find Sarah crawl on ground ask for help to be carried! She was carried and later the cobra
was hunt down and killed in a pit!

Its unheard for women to be spared by python snakes that are so many here in jangles, have eat so many people who are hiding away from rebels, when people saw this everyone cried again for more oil for protect. However, I always tell them to pray a decade of the Rosary so that Patti can get more benefactors to support us in this grief we have.

As I write, I tell you, yesterday I receive a group that come from far Kasai region about 200kms that come through forest and no transport but by foot. find problems of attacks and rape on the way but determine to come and reaches us tired, we gave them the sacramental, but missed oils that the wanted MIST, AND ARE MISERABLE WITH US BECAUSE WE HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE OILS GONE ALL ON FIRST DAY.UP TO NOW STILL HERE THINK THAT MAY BE THEY WILL GET SOMETHING BUT WHAT TO DO???

We are on own have many with MM of Mother Mary protection, few MM are now left because
demand is most because all feel protection by Her powerful medal, a great many have survived the attacks of the rebels, we have so many miracles we can’t tell them now at once because they are many.
I want to share with you only one.

Faridah, a Muslim was saving by the MM when she was attacked while looking for wild plants for food in inside forest. She wear her MM and trust that God through Mary to help her. So she was attack by rebels that hide in forest, try to run but was stop by shoot in her leg! when the rebel arrive resolve to rape and the kill her, she put the medal in mouth and silently ask protection of Mother Mary, miraculous, she was not raped and on top, those that shoot her leg help her to carry her near root path where she receive help!!

Thanks Mother Mary.
Uganda
 

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dear All,

Greetings and love from Sr. Asha Scaria. How are you all? Hope fine by the grace of God Almighty. I pray and believe that God's work is continuing through you. I am really sorry for not sending you the reply. Due to insurgency the functioning of the offices are weak and many are closed. We are indeed of fervent prayer from all of you. Please pray for us with special intention. I have received the Rosary, pictures, booklet etc. Our poor village people are benefiting from it. Hope that you will continue to support us with it. I will attach the present problem that we are facing in our state. Over two months schools are not functioning. Yesterday was black day for us that are no one is allowed to move through road. You can count on our prayers too.

With love and prayers.

Sr. Asha Scaria SH
Asst. Administrator
Catholic Medical Centre
Mantripukhri PO
Koirengei
Manipur
Northeastern India
 
Dear Madam,

Greetings!

Madam our condition here is too bad after typhoon Pepeng. One of our sophomore students and her father and younger sister were buried alive. Some of our students and faculty lost their houses and personal belongings.

We are knocking for some help to anyone - old/used clothes or anything for the victims in our school. The Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) is spearheading the project.

Please accept our thanks for the help. Madam, we need more rosaries for our students and their families. The request is great after the typhoons again.

God bless you a thousand fold for the help.

All for Jesus and Mama Mary!

Our prayers and regards!

Maria Cleofe Bello
Philippines
 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dear Patti,

I received the parcel of rosaries and other devotionals a few days ago. I couldn't write you earlier because I had troubles with my computer. I have been distributing the rosaries, booklets and other Sacramentals to the parishioners and members of the Philippine Chaplaincy of the Holy Land. I also received the letter with the stipend for the month of October. Thank you very much for your continuous support. I celebrated the Solemn High Mass today, Oct. 15 at the Tomb of the Lord at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre for you and for all our members’ intentions. It is indeed a great privilege for me to celebrate this Mass at the Tomb early in the morning.

Prayerful best wishes,

Fr. Angelo
Jerusalem
 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mother Patti,

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima (Miracle of the Sun)!

Mother we suffered from two super typhoon Pepeng (international name: Parma) and Ondoy (ketsana).

Our house was under water for the first time. A dam released 6000 cubic meters of water per Second one is the San Roque Dam, the biggest Dam in Asia located in San Manuel part of our province Pangasinan. The whole Luzon and all provinces including Pangasinan, our province was under water. American people including US army, US Navy help us and rescue hundreds of people. Many dead, many are missing, many are sick, many houses were washed out, billions of pesos were lost including all business and industries, rice, fishes, corn and vegetable. Even the country's capital, Manila was also under water. Many are helping in all way...We are thankful coz we are safe! The Living Rosary under my care prepares words of consolation for many people will attack the Good Lord. The message of this thing is that heaven is not on earth! And that Jesus and Mary allowed these things to happened coz he wants us to show our courage and love and also hope to him and for the people, poor and rich are now equal, everybody was under water some are in their roof and other slept in boats and sleeping while standing... I made this email to give me a little time to send the new lists, I will prepare them and find money coz we are all devastated. My God I prayed hard to all the angels and saints, to Jesus and Our Lady to help us in protect us. My God If I can only show everything in your screen you will really pity everybody! Romans 8:38 was my strength and my Rosary in my hand.

GOD bless us all!

Servant of the Immaculate,
Jerome Vidal Dizon
Dagupan City
Philippines
 

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena at Rosary Sunday, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, October 11, 2009
 
Dearest Patti and living Rosary helpers,

This morning blessed the congregation with the relic of St. Damien Vuester, of Molokai, and placed the large picture of St. Philomena in the church. Many people here ask for the oil of Philomena, which I have now finished.

Thank you all so much for your tremendous work the results of which there are many, which you do not witness, but there is the greatness in your littleness, and through the humble offering,
you touch and transform so many lives.

With every Blessing

Love and God bless

Fr. Michael Hutchings+
Melo
Uruguay
South America
 
Dear Sr. Patti,

I am happy to write to you. Last week I sent new lists i.e., 300 new Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) members here in Sri Lanka. 300 more to be sent. Sacramentals are welcome.

My every day prayers at the altar for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the spread of the LR and for the members, animators/ promoters both local and international and all the benefactors.

Pray for us who are here.

Yours in Iesu et Maria,

REV. FR. Andrew Uthayadas
Sri Lanka
 
Dear Mrs. Patti

I have to send to you again these pictures; I forgot to give my address at the end of the email. Last Wednesday I visited our St. Philomena group at Katunda Parish, one of the Windhoek locations. We prayed our living Rosary together and after all, I explained about our living Rosary, as how it started and why are we praying it every day. It was a revision of the whole of the living Rosary. We had a good discussion and they are really looking forward to satisfy their souls. We are really happy to have this chance of knowing and experiencing the love of God in our daily living. Through prayers and Sacramentals of St. Philomena, people are becoming aware of the presence and love of God.

Yes, the buildings appear in the pictures are houses where people with low income are living, the archdiocese of Windhoek is planning to build for them a church, because at the moment the church that is being used is build up with corrugated irons all over the sides by the parishioners themselves. Patti, is it possible to get a statue of St. Philomena? It will be wonderful to have it. Moving towards end of the year I have discussed it with our St. Philomena group to end our year with a special request for holy mass to thank the Lord for his grace, kindness and love through our beloved saint Philomena with the help of Mother Mary as well as for your wonderful work to us, imagine far from U.S.A. to the far end of Africa, Namibia is situated at the Southern part of Africa.

Thank you very much Mrs. Patti for your help and dedication to the work and Love of God.

God bless,

Sr. Elizabeth Haingura
Roman Catholic Hospital
Windhoek,
Namibia
Africa
 
Dearest Madam Patti,

Greetings to you from diocese du Goma! We are happy that you continue work us for and you benefactor continue come to us with help, nothing better than you ones who cares our spirituality!!

Your last message ask me to add more on what we say on the boxes that came with Desire from Emma in Uganda and to help you share with the all benefactors.

This is the story of them; sorry we trying to learn English in D.R. Congo and all country that talk French are in struggle for it.

We were blessed when our fellow member (Desire) was tell us that he was to fly to Uganda for a seminar that was sponsored by the work place of an NGO, Desire from mid north diocese of Beni- Butembo work with us to promote Mother May when he was here, when he told us, he was to go to Ouganda, I immediately contact Patti. She willingly sends the boxes to Emma in Uganda! What a good love you see us the suffering church of East Congo!

Good that Desire got chance to see Emma after his workshop, gave him the $300 and the two boxes full of sacramental. We were blessed that Emma got all way to get the boxes out of the airport of Uganda where they were stopped and delayed from give him because the airport want taxes!

On evening of 16th Sept. Desire flew back to the diocese of Beni- Butembo around 1500km north of where we are and no roads because of long years of neglect and now increased by the long war of the east. (For information, last week in neighboring southern diocese of Bukavu many people were killed in church while pray for Sunday mass on 4th Oct.)

Same evening of 16th, Desire send us message of arrive in Beni- Butembo from Uganda, we planned well for him put the boxes on plane next day on 17th, he was quick to consult the local small airline that flies internally in east Congo bten Bukavu, Goma, Beni, Butembo and Ituri province! He paid the $300 for airlift because vast region here transport still expensive due to uncertain of the peace.

When we receive this news of arrival of boxes in Goma, everyone started come cry not to be left out on the Miraculous Medals and the St. Philomena oils, I saw many sympathized with them, especially those with wounds. Our dear ULRA supporter Laurent was quick to deliver the boxes to us in jangle where we have hope restored when we see these precious sacramental. I tell you the boxes arrive in evening here and the same night we have sporadic fighting whole night but this stopped not people from crawling through jungle and dangerous places to come and scramble for the MM and oils. The 20 oils were finished the same night because everyone has a wound or a wounded to attend to! The oils are do wonders to septic wounds because we have little accesses to medicals and many are die because of lack of this, but we find consolation in these oils as treatment for wounds from rebels and soldier’s cuts, rape to women’s and wounds from rough runs into forests.

We have a good thing to share, a woman Furan Sarah was run in forest, she was attack by a Cobra Snake that swallows even cows, it was in night, she cried for help and none comes because everyone in fear of rebels, good she fight with the cobra that broke one of her legs, the hands were still free she has a small bottle with oil in her zipped pocket on chest, God helped and she manage to open it, pours all the oil on mouth of cobra, immediately the cobra left her and run away leave her weak with a broken leg due to struggles with it, On next morning, people have tried to look around , expecting that the person they hear cry last night might have been killed either by rebels, only to find Sarah crawl on ground ask for help to be carried! She was carried and later the cobra was hunt down and killed in a pit!

Its unheard for women’s to be spared by Cobra that are so many here in jangles, have eat so many people who are hiding away from rebels, when people saw this everyone cried again for more oil for protect. However, I always tell them to pray a decade of the Rosary so that Patti can get more benefactors to support us in this grief we have,

As I write, I tell you, yesterday I receive a group that come from far Kasai region about 200kms that come through forest and no transport but by foot. find problems of attacks and rape on the way but determine to come and reaches us tired, we gave them the sacramental, but missed oils that they wanted MIST, AND ARE MISERABLE WITH US BECAUSE WE HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE OILS GONE ALL ON FIRST DAY.UP TO NOW STILL HERE THINK THAT MAY BE THEY WILL GET SOMETHING BUT WHAT TO DO???

We are on own have many with MM of Mother Mary protection, few MM are now left because demand is most because all feel protection by Her powerful medal, a great many have survived the attacks of the rebels, we have so many miracles we can’t tell them now at once because they are many.
I want to share with you only one.

Faridah, a Muslim was saved by the MM when she was attacked while looking for wild plants for food in inside forest. She wear her MM and trust that God through Mary to help her. So she was attack by rebels that hide in forest, try to run but was stop by shoot in her leg! when the rebel arrive resolve to rape and the kill her, she put the medal in mouth and silently ask protection of Mother Mary, miraculous, she was not raped and on top, those that shoot her leg help her to carry her near root path where she receive help!!

Thanks Mother Mary.
Congo
Africa
 

Friday, October 9, 2009

I want to thank you and your staff for helping to bring devotion to St. Philomena to Erie, Pa. I did not know about this special saint until I attended the Mass for the sick and unemployed at St. James Church on August 11th. Father thanked your group from the pulpit and credited you for arranging for the parish to borrow the first class relic. He also said that the banner and literature were from you too. He encouraged people to join the Living Rosary and had a person in the vestibule to take sign up. I'm telling you this because I know that Father would never say anything that would bring attention to him. The Sister told me that within 24 hours of that Mass, 3 unemployed people found work. She also knew of one person whose tumor disappeared. Miracles happened and your organization played a part of it. Father keeps asking for anyone who has pictures of the Mass to allow him to have copies made so that they can send some to you. The person who he asked to take pictures had problems with the camera and none came out. I think that I can get my hands on some. Would you want copies? If so, do you want the pictures on a disk or printed out?

Please, never allow yourself to get discouraged in your work. God's grace and the intercession of St. Philomena will pull you through.

Best Wishes!

David Wenrick
Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dear Sr. Patti and all Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) family members,

Wish you a very happy feast of the Rosary.

You are remembered and offered a special mass today

Please remember the people who are badly hit in a historically deadly typhoon

Love and Prayers

Arun
Philippines

There’s severe draught in Kenya and now this in the Philippines. Dear God help us!
Commuters wade through waist-deep floodwaters after heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally known as Ondoy) on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Manila, Philippines.
A victim of floodings is rescued in Pasig City , east of Manila . Authorities rushed rescue and relief to thousands of people who spent the night on the roofs of their submerged houses in Manila and surrounding provinces.
Residents clamber on electric wires to stay out of floodwaters while others wade neck-deep in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila.
A boy is lifted onto the roof of a building to escape the flooding in the Quezon City suburban of Manila . Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just six hours Saturday, triggering the worst flooding in the Philippine capital in 42 years, which stranded thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere.
Residents cross a flooded street with the use of a rope in Quezon City.
Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flash floods after a strong tropical storm hit the main island of Luzon , disaster officials said.
Residents wait to be evacuated from a partially submerged house during flooding in Bocaue, north of Manila.
A Philippine Air Force aerial shot shows damaged houses in Marikina City , Metro Manila. More than 70 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended as a powerful tropical storm battered the main Philippines island of Luzon.
Residents are evacuated by police boats during flooding in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila.
An aerial view aboard a Philippine Air Force chopper shows devastation brought by Tropical Storm Ketsana in Cainta, province of Rizal ,eastern Manila.
Aida De Leon grieves in Pasig City ,east of Manila.
People are stranded in Cainta, province of Rizal ,eastern Manila.
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dear Mother Patti,

Wishing you happy Feast of the Most Holy Rosary from Yaounde!

With all pleasure I wish to inform you that 3 boxes arrived. I'm delighted that 2 boxes contained about 30 Crucifixes and other box with Luminous Rosaries.

More schools have started enrolling their school children so that they could have some of the Crucifixes. I told them that we are ready to help them as much we can so far they could allow the children and their families are enrolled in the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (URLA). And that the intention of the Dedicated Decade should be a concern for every Christian and Catholics in particular, since the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is for well being of mankind.

The boxes are very helpful hence the enrollment is intensive.

I shall be forwarding you more photos on the presentation of the Crucifixes in the various schools. The directors so much love the Crucifixes and begged some to be placed in their houses. One could not imagine that teachers in the Catholic school do not have a Crucifix in their houses. I gave some for their houses especially the smallest ones.

I have some lists but shall wait to have more before sending them.

Hope you got the previous one I sent with some pictures.

Mom pleae, your words are like morning dew to me. Hope you shall write though I knew you are so busy.

Ave ................ !

Paul E.Ekpe
St. Joseph's Anglophone Parish
Yaounde-Cameroon
Africa
 

Monday, October 5, 2009

My dear Madam Patti,

Praise God! Though it's a gloomy day for us Filipinos for typhoon Ondoy & typhoon Pepeng left us a big catastrophe.

A huge doom to us Filipinos: but yet hope, love and peace may reign to us, though how painful it was.

I had received the forex box more than a week ago still I was so sorry with it, because I was always out of town.

I was so grateful and thankful to all of you, for these volume of Holy books, stampetas, Rosary beads, brown scapulars, medals so very precious to me those tiny little things so sacred, so dear to me as my collection and some also given away to close friends and relatives for them to share and also to elevate our devotions to our God Almighty, in our Lady and to increase our faith to saints and St. Philomena.

I wish to share these volumes of scriptural books to our priest, and bishop and seminarian students too. I also wish to share some books of saints to our nuns and friends too.

The vestments and other altar things were kept yet for the plan to give them away at the time of our clergy festival.

But it was postponed due to the big catastrophe happened in our country.

I plan to give these vestments and altar things to some of our Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) priest.

As of now, I shared and gave away some vestments and altar things to the parish priest Rev. Fr. Raul Ingan at La Virgen de Buenceso Parish, Guihulngan South Parish, Negros Oriental, Philippines. He ordered me three thousand Rosary beads for his parishioners in the oblation and in the mountain community, so that his parishioners would devoutly pray the Holy Rosary especially in the month of October.

So last September 30, 2009, I delivered these numbers of Rosary beads so that they could begin right away this Rosary devotion.

He told me that they begun already their Rosary devotion through neighborhood. He was so happy to inform me that he would like to see everyone with a Rosary beads in their hands.

He invites me that at the end of October 2009, He likes to end the Rosary month by a living Rosary with people around the plaza. So what I did is to pray to St. Philomena, that everything plan will be the will of God.

Rev. Fr. Raul Ingan endorse me three thousand names as a new members of the living Rosary.

Another parish priest ordered me another three thousand Rosary beads with color coding. He has four chapels. Each chapel represents a color of the Rosary beads like green, yellow, red and blue. I really appreciate these priest what a colorful are his people to pray the Rosary!

Carmelita G. Baric
San Carlos City
Negros Occidental
Philippines
 

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dear Mrs. Patti,

Greetings from this end. Last week, I posted to you 78 groups of 15 each. These are all new members of the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA). This comes up as a fruit of the apostolic work which we did, trying to get more people take up the decade. The forms will reach you soonest.

The apostolate is moving on well. We are really enjoying the Deaconate ministry. From the pictures I forwarded to you, you must have seen me in the Cope and Humeral veil you sent. It is really of great help. Thanks a great deal for that. Paul is back to Cameroon.

Please, could you send us some Sacramentals? All I had here was used during the apostolic work period. Could you also add some cords, oils, Stations of the Cross pictures etc? Can you lay hands on the wooden monstrance you used to send to us when we were in Nigeria? This will help us in our Eucharistic adorations. In our community, deacons lead the adoration. This year, I am free on Saturdays and Mondays and this gives us more time to animate the ministry. Please just put us in your prayers as we do same for you. Let us know wherever we can be of help. God bless you.

Are there still things to be translated from English to French?

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Be my salvation.

Jude Thaddeus Langeh Basebang, cmf
Théologat Clarétain,
Central Province,
Republic of Cameroon,
Central Africa
 

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dearest Mother Patti,

I received the parcel yesterday afternoon and to my great surprise included in the box are two bottles of holy oil.Actually Mother, the members of ULRA here are very greatfull because of the holy oil you are sending and a lot of cure being experienced by the members. I right away disposed 1 of the bottles to the members giving them even a little so as to have each member their share.

If we just go beyond the limit of everyday life and mingle with people, we can really feel the intensity of the lack of spiritual knowledge and understanding of these people regarding their catholic faith. Somehow, little by little we inculcate in them fruits of divine charity and the knowledge needed to sustain their spiritual hunger through the Living Rosary. Mother, only love can move the hearts of these stony hearted people. Love alone Mother.

I read the Dedicated Decade last night and I came across the obituary section and the names of the deceased members here in Zamboanga were there. Thank you very much Mother. I cannot express in words the joy I'm having right now. Our joyful suffering here on earth will be an eternal joy for us and the holy souls we are praying in heaven.

I read about the story of Emma in Africa Mother, is he still alive? Please let me know.

If this is too much to ask from you Mother, a little statue of St. Philomena and tarpaulin.

Thank you very much for being a Mother to us all.we will someday be reunited in Heaven.

For the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and in honor of St. Philomena.

Muchas gracias Mother. Viva Maria.

I will keep you and the staff in my prayers always

Slave of Mama Mary,

I remain little and poor,

Owen Estrada
Zamboanga City
Philippines
 
My Dearest Patti,

This is my humble reminder. Nothing is received here yet as I mail this to you. We had a wonderful celebration for Saint Theresa of the Little Child of Jesus. The main Juba Cathedral is named after her..... You would not imagine how great this Feast was celebrated. We were blessed with the presence of the Arch-Bishop and the Altar was full of both senior and young priests!

The Rev. Sisters of the Sacred Heart of the Dioceses of Juba are still waiting for the Sacramentals. I had informed them that a parcel was on its way. I am therefore writing this, to let you know, how the community - a suffering community - will appreciate those gifts. Guess what, my oil is completely gone..... Please dispatch even something small for us. Thank you, and remain ever blessed.

Ave Maria, Ave Maria,

Theresia A. Missanga
Juba
Southern Sudan
 
Good evening dear Patti, (It is 6:50 p.m. in Australia). My husband Chris & I thank you and your fellow St. Philomena Prayer Group for sending all the information we need to spread devotion to St. Philomena. At the moment I am not keeping good health and have to go for tests, Ultra Sound, Blood Tests, X-Rays .... And hopefully no more, please God! I have already spread the word around and hopefully, very soon, I will be having a few friends who will come over to our home for: A Cuppa (it means a cup of Tea) with biccies (biscuits) and small snacks and after a Prayer session we shall all be diving into the material you sent me. Sounds good? Maybe we hope to start a fortnightly prayer gathering at different friends home. Please keep this intention in your prayers.

Hope you and your family are enjoying good health. The relics, prayers etc could not have come at a better time --- the time when I most needed St Philomena. Praise the Lord. He never fails to make me whole. Thanks Jesus. It is now 7:00 p.m. and time for dinner so I shall sign off with a small prayer: 'MAY THE LOVE OF CHRIST BE YOUR STRENGTH, HIS PEACE YOUR COMPANION". GOOD NIGHT! & GOD BLESS.

I remain your friend in Christ Jesus ----

Your friend in PHILOMENA
Christopher
Austrailia
 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dearest Mother Patti,

Peace!

I don't know if the letter I sent arrived to you since I was expecting it to return a few months ago. And I thought perhaps you are quite busy with the other mails and boxes that are being shipped out to countries much needed with the heavenly gifts.

I will send another list of new Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) members and I hope it will reach you. If possible to request, books, Rosary guide, membership badge, scapulars, miraculous medals, holy oils, Sacramentals and mass kit for the priest. And since it is already the month of October people here are eager to receive this Sacramentals and for them to become members of ULRA. I still have membership cards with me so there's not need to send some.

Just this past days we experienced a powerful typhoon and caused so much damaged to properties and took the lives of people. The Weather Bureau lately told us that another typhoon is coming. Please include us in your prayers Mother. We'll pray for each other.

Thank you very much. God bless you, your family and the staff.

I remain little always,

In Jesus and Mary,

Owen Estrada
Atis Drive Baliwasan Chico
Zamboanga City
Philippines
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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