Latest Missionary News From Around the World, May 2010


Monday, May 31, 2010

I would like to say thanks to you. Anh I send for you some pictures, this all picture are in my group members, in my Parish (16 outstations – this all 1 outstation 8 group members. 8 x 15 = 120 so the all outstations are 1920 members. Step by step it have better in my Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena members.

Would I ask you 1 question: Do you give the very big the St. Philomena’s picture and the history of St. Philomena (film) to put on my compound and outstation's Church?

Thank you.

Mathewos
Ethiopia
 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Dear director,

I am not so sure that the first mail I sent you went, so here I am sending another one.

The pictures I sent have being tagged. The first is me and Fr. Leonard Orjiene who is always advising on St. Philomena, He said he has an unfinished business with her when I introduced the devotion to him. He is of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Chaplaincy, Port Harcourt.

The following two pictures were taking at Mater Misericodiae Catholic Church (Mother of Mercy) - one is with two other promoters - Kelechi and Alphosus and the other is me recruiting two brothers.

The last pictures are me with some recruited members at a function of the Legion of Mary. I will send you more picture especially the one we will take on the proposed celebration of St. Philomena's birthday.

Thank you and God bless you.

Woji
Port Harcourt
Nigeria
W. Africa
 
Dear Patti,

Many thanks! The UPs box sent this month is already here; I received it this week with no customs taxes and terminal fees. Praise the Lord!!! The 2 boxes that came through Post Office arrived safely and picked up by me. We are now preparing to distribute to new Universal Living Rosary of Saint Philomena (ULRA) members from our outstanding list from July 2009 onwards. We are busy now packing for posting to other provinces.

Praying the Rosary is powerful and healing! Since April I organized members of ULRA in m y neighborhood to come together on every 13th and 25th of each month to pray 20 Decades of the Rosary. We experienced healing and goods deeds by our Lord and His blessed Holy Mother Mary. At our prayer meetings, we are also praying for financial help for ULRA. The families take turns to host the prayer meetings at their homes.

May God richly bless us all!

Sabina Fuluvii
Promoter
ULRA
Papua New Guinea
 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

News from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena Center in Nigeria. Click here to read >>>
 
Dear Director of the Universal Living Rosary Association of St. Philomena,

I am Sr. Theresa Nabbona from Jinja - Uganda, East Africa who is greeting you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you all for the Sacramentals and brochures which you sent me concerning St. Philomena. I promise to get more members join the Association.

Thank you for including me among the members of the Association by enrolling me with No. 153562 and I am eagerly waiting to begin my decade on 11-06-2010.

May God bless you all.

Sr. Theresa Nabbona
Daughters of Mary
Jinja
Uganda
East Africa
 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dear Patti,

Oh Patti, just want to say how grateful I am , I have today May 24th 2010 , at about 17.00hrs ( CAT ) received a box of Sacramentals dispatched May 20th , 2010.

I am very excited, Patti. Thank you. I will feel very happy as National coordinator to have the Sacramentals to give to our promoters.

The delivery-van man said he just wanted to make sure that the box was delivered today because tomorrow is a holiday. Actually tomorrow is Africa Freedom Day, by the continent of Africa.

Thank you for the booklets, "To Jesus through Mary," and the Dedicated Decades copies. Thank you very much!

Hope you will let me know in good time when I can expect Emmanuel's arrival

Thank you for everything and please pray for our meeting.

God bless!

Dryton Gabriel Chipeta
Lusaka
ZAMBIA
Central Africa
 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Click here to read a letter from Bishop Mateos>>>
 
My dear Patti,

Peace and Joy unto you!

May I pass on to you the words of encouragement I have just written and shared with our 'family' of priests and religious slaves of love. I had to modify the last point (on cenacle) because it was a call for our usual online praying of the Holy Rosary which we shall do tomorrow - and which may not interest those outside the group. I only hope that point still makes sense! I am humbly asking our Blessed Mother to transform our lives that we may live for God and for souls.

Afzaal has gone back to Pakistan. His visit was for me a great blessing from Above.

I wish you and all our members a grace-filled Pentecost!

With love and blessing,
Fr Michael

Fr Michael Uche AKAIGWE
Parrocchia Gesù Buon Pastore,
Via Martiri di Monte Sole, 10
40129 Bologna
ITALY

SLAVES OF LOVE: OUR NEW PENTECOST WITH OUR LADY

My beloved brothers and sisters,

All to Jesus through Mary our Mother!

1. THE CONCERN OF THE IMMACULATE HEART: At a time like ours when the Mystical Body of Christ is bleeding profusely from deep wounds, who will be more desirous than Our Blessed Mother that Her slaves of love be filled with the Fire of Love? The reason for which She gathered our "family" is that, totally consecrated to Jesus the Incarnate Wisdom through Her, we may together with Her save the world that is soaked in sin! That as victims of love, we may replace the rotten bread of sin from which our world is nourished, with the unleavened Bread of Divine Love and Mercy. For this reason, She urgently calls us to PRAYER, PENANCE and REPARATION. In a word, Our Blessed Mother ardently invites us, as She did to the little shepherd children at Fatima, to make our lives a SACRIFICE: to offer our daily trials and sufferings in reparation for sins and to console Her Son so greatly wounded! In themselves, our sacrifices worth little or nothing! But offered through Her Immaculate Heart, our five little loaves will reach thousands of souls! (cf. John 6:1-14). Why not begin today to use the simple prayer she taught for this very purpose? Our Lady, more than any point in history, has once again become a BEGGER, a mendicant! Give a thought to this. Make treasure of the following words and receive them with all the love your heart can muster. They are personally addressed to you by YOUR most Sorrowful Mother: "Sacrifice yourselves for sinners; and say often, especially when you make some sacrifice: 'O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary I offer this sacrifice to Thee.'" How much of our daily trials are WASTED if they are not OFFERED UP. Why not begin TODAY to help one another respond to this urgent appeal? Why not frequently tell one another: "OFFER IT UP!" knowing how precious our daily trials and sufferings become in Her hands? Moreover, it is the Mother that BEGS us to do so!

2. WE NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT: At Fatima, Our Lady asked the children, "Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners?" They said yes. Then, She open Her hands and celestial rays of light overshadowed the children enveloping them completely. She thus filled them with divine strength to carry out the difficult mission of prayer, penance and reparation! From that very moment, with hearts on fire with Divine Love, they filled the Lady's poor mendicant "basket" with love's precious offerings! They transformed every suffering into an offering. Even in her deathbed - we know the story - Jacinta told Our Lady who appeared with the offer to take her to heaven, "I want to still suffer more, to console the Heart of Jesus and to obtain the conversion of sinners." Is this not Heaven postponed for love's sake?! Only the Power of the Most High can bring about such transformation in this little child: a little host consecrated and consumed in Christ, the Victim of Love. Our Lady, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, invites you and I, tomorrow, to the Cenacle, for a new Pentecost! Our mission is not less difficult now than in 1917. We need the Holy Spirit to become victims of love for which Our Mother has united us in Her Heart. Without the Holy Spirit's action in our lives, we cannot even understand nor perceive the urgency of Our Mother's call. Without the Holy Spirit, we will keep living normally in this abnormal situation! All the Saints lived in this world as pilgrims and strangers. They never ... never got settled in the world! Our Mother cries out on us to come for this outpouring! Her hands are still wide open - even though painfully engaged in holding up the Chalice, that the precious Blood of Her Son may not be trampled upon and "desecrated".

3. THE CENACLE: Our Lady invites us to the “Cenacle” of prayer, that with Her we may experience the outpouring of Divine Love! Let us respond to Her with childlike and longing hearts. May we today ask the three shepherd children of Fatima to obtain for us a "double-portion" of their spirit! With our Holy Rosaries in hand, let us pray fervently that Our Queen and Mother may obtain for us the grace and Presence of the Holy Spirit!

Happy Solemnity of the Pentecost!

Fr Michael Akaigwe
 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mrs. Patti Melvin
Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) Director

Thanks a lot for several forex boxes received. The clergy's were so thankful of the vestments and other Sacramentals they received.

Thank you too for the religious books, novenas, devotional religious books, rosary beads and brown scapular too.

People received these religious books and other devotional materials were so thankful for it enhances and develop their ways of life spiritually. Some priest requested if there is a mass bag for them to use if they have their masses in the hinterland or mountains.

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carmelita G. Baric
San Carlos City
Negros Occidental
Philippines
 
Patti

I am happy that god has made possible to send the enrollment list of 1620 persons with photo all about Easter celebration but grand bassa the people speak English and there are school of catholic students so i am waiting for the material to continue my work

Thank St. Philomena the wonder worker
Bishop Brook
Monrovia
Liberia
West Africa
 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dearest Patti,

I am very pleased to send you my greetings and my heartfelt thanks for the parcel you sent me on April 10, 2010. Last year we were privileged to have Emma, a very gifted man in sharing his Christian experience. It is in that way that we would like to have him before Rwandan presidential elections which will take place on August 9, 2010. If it is possible to have him, may be in July, we can be very happy.

As we are receiving new members we need many Kinyarwanda writings (Kinyarwanda booklets translated by FR Caesar and Kinyarwanda pamphlets translated by FR Longin Niyonsenga together with saint Philomena holy oil. I also take this opportunity to send you the lists of new members of the ULRA together with the names of those who have passed away

-Florida MUKANKUSI
-Callixte DUKUZUMUREMYI
-Seraphina MUKANDOLI
-Pascasie NYIRAKANAZI
May they rest in peace!

May the Almighty God bless you, ULRA benefactors and bless your work. Saint Philomena Pray for us.

Sincerely yours in Christ.
Fr Longin NIYONSENGA
Janja Parish
Ruhengeri Diocese
Rwanda
Africa
 
Dearest Director Patti,

May the risen Lord remain alive in our hearts!

I'm so sorry for my late reply. I received the package sent by the generous hearts in ULRA few hours before I left for our vocation campaign western & central Visayas. I am really touched by the many precious religious items i found inside. They challenged me more to do my best as you have shown yours for the greater glory of God. I thank God for your dedicated hearts and committed spirit...Thanks for your examples...

I gave the wonderful dresses for first communion to my nieces (twin sisters). My sister was almost crying for joy having those dresses...I gave the Rosaries to a public school in Victoria, Laguna. I hope to send pictures in my next e-mail.

I also send by mail 96 Rosary groups on the day before I received the latest package on April 15, 2010. I will be in Flores, Indonesia on July 14 - Aug 5. I hope to bring more Rosaries to share and to promote the Universal Living Rosary Association.

Please pray for my safe trip on May 19 bound for Mindanao.

Give my best greetings to everyone...AVE MARIA...

With love and prayers,

Sr. Maria Corazon A. Lendio
Daughters of Virgin Mary Immaculate
Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa City
Philippines
 
Cher Patti,

Greets you of Congo, thanks for all that you are doing we have good news again that all we are got from Emma in the recent flight is well used and all are happy, however, as Rome was built not of one day, we still go slowly in helping our peoples reach God through Mary. The use of MM is picking a lot of fame! And do pray you that you continue pray us! We have given out all the Saint Philomena oils!!!! Ohh! We find problems in give it because of its importance in helping the wounds of those in trouble of rape and torture!

The 37 bottles of Saint Philomena oil Emma sends us are almost over because we are so many that are in need of it! There are rebels that had hear us of this miracle, the news came to them and raid us of camps also to get it to slow wounds that affects them in bus of bush war!

Pray us, but we need about 10 liters of oils!

We continue nursing!

Makassa Joseph
Congo
 
Dear Sister/Brother,

Last February, I had serious problems regarding my credit card debt. The situation was really urgent because of the legal intervention for the bank. Last year, my employment situation went from bad to worse because of the recession in the U.S. Our clients are U.S bound professionals and the freeze in hiring greatly affected us. I got a copy of a prayer to Ven. Pauline Jaricot which I photo copied and prayed every day. The first answer to my prayer was my cousin who is a lawyer, volunteered to represent me legally over my problems. Before that had happened, the bank offered a settlement of about a third of the amount of my debt. When the offer came I was out of funds and I was only given three days to settle my obligation. I believe that thru the appeal of Ven. Pauline for me I was able to pay the amount even before the deadline. I am writing in gratitude for what had happened to me thru Venerable Pauline Marie Jaricot.

Let us pray for her sainthood.

God bless us.

G. Josefina Perpetua
 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dear Patti,

Thank you for your Email...Stipends here in Kumi Parish range from one US dollar to five or more. The Vicar is open giving chance to all Christians to ask for the service....I hope my last mail was o.k. for the machines here have their own way......
St Philomena again....Mama Elisabeti Kwameri, mother of 8,was 2 months pregnant of her 9th when the doctor advised her to terminate it.....there was some serious complication..Elisabet, being a Catholic, was applied by the fact that that would mean killing...The husband, though wedded to her was naturally agreeing with the doctor...Elisabeth went to share that horrible news with our Promoter Mary Joyce. Together with other members, they put it in God’s hands through St Philomena and began, every Wednesday, to pray through St Philomena and Our Lady through her rosary, using Philomena Oil....And lo....baby girl is born normally...mother and father and members of living rosary were greatly overjoyed....birthday 15th April 2010....plan to baptize her Philomena in thanksgiving to the generous saint...on the 13 of May is date planned for her baptism

Lawrence Esiangu
Living Rosary Centre
Kumi
Uganda
East Africa
 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Patti

I am happy that god has made possible to send the enrollment list of 1620 new members in the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) with photo all about Easter celebration but grand bassa the people speak English and there are school of catholic students so I am waiting for the material to continue my work

Thank St. Philomena the wonder worker

Monrovia
Liberia
West Africa
 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dear Patti Melvin,

Today is the feast of the first apparition of our Blessed Mother at Fatima. I would just like to inform you that I always include you in my prayers. I already started now my rosary devotion. Thanks for helping me in my spiritual needs.
God Bless!

Respectfully yours,
Sem. Dann Philip B. Soriano
Diocese of Urdaneta
Philippines
 
Dear Patti,

Greetings from Sis Norah-Mary Egburedi, from Port-Harcourt, rivers state in Nigeria. A promoter of the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) in my parish (St. Peter’s Station Oyigbo)

I received a heavenly and sweet St. Philomena books, rosary, scapular, medals, oil, cord, and 15 pamphlets to give to new members. it is sweet and happy to tell you that all the 15 pamphlet has be given to 15 people and all have started their assigned decades on 8/5/2010 and they are grateful for the scapular and other gifts given to them. May God bless you so much and give you his grace to worship Him more.

More people are begging to be members and assigned decades, but the books sent are finished, please if possible send more.

I promise by God’s Grace to offer holy wounds rosary and book 3 days mass for God's Grace upon your life.

I will send the list of our assigned 15 ULRA new members to you this week.

Remain blessed in Jesus and Mary.

Norah- Mary Egburedi
Federal Secretaiat Port- Harcourt
Rivres State
Nigeria
 
 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dearest Patti,

Warmest Greetings from the St. Philomena's House, Kumasi-Ghana in the name of Jesus, Mary and St. Philomena!!!

I am happy to inform you that we are back from our last weekend trip. Everything was normal. We thank God!!!

Patti, we are tackling another batch of enrollment of new members this week and by all means we may need your possible help. Please how are you and your dear family as well as our lovely staff and the work at the Universal Center? Remember, we are always with you in our Prayers and Holy Masses so kindly rest assured.

Patti, wishing you belated ' happy mother's day'!!! We love you!! We are very grateful to you at all times. May god richly bless you and all your loved ones.

Patti, peace be to you!!!

Yours in Jesus and Mary

Anthony Foster Oduro
Ghana
 
Patti

I am still working along the schools and the parishes in the archdiocese of Monrovia but the schools will soon be close for the year so today i enrolled 600 students and have send 1400 names listed for enrollment so i need more materials for my trip in grand bassa were they three parishes and schools

Thank please pray for me

Monrovia
Liberia
West Africa
 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dear Patti

I hope and pray that you are well for the greatest mission you are doing for winning souls for Christ.

After receiving the wonderful information on the rosaries, I could not get in touch with you. There were new rules at our work place hence the e mail facility had been withdrawn from us; fortunately I have access once more.

I gave the information to my Vicar General and the assistant priest. I was then invited to teach about the rosary at a certain parish where most people had burnt their rosaries. I then took advantage of the meeting to explain that the devil wants to disarm and attack them without their armor -the rosary.

They really appreciated and most of them who were planning to burn theirs have stopped. I am going to give a talk at the Cathedral about how the rosary started and its value to The Young Couples' Association at the Cathedral.

I was also invited to give a talk to the St Anne’s Women's Association Congress at Diocese level. This Diocese not in my diocese. There will be many women there. I was asked to choose my own topic about Our LADY. So I will definitely promote the rosary.

Having said this Patti Dear, Rosaries are expensive in Zimbabwe and most of the people in rural areas cannot afford buying some of these rosaries.

It is my kindest request Patti that may you send me some rosaries and other useful Sacramentals to issue out after the Rosary Talks. For myself I need the dolor rosary and its prayers.

I am glad to work very tirelessly to make Our Lord Jesus Christ known and loved through the Blessed Virgin Mary.

May The Good Lord keep you safe for his own Name's sake.

Love from Judith
Gweru
Zimbabwe
Africa
 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dear Patti:

I want to thank you gratefully for all the material you sent me. The parcel arrives in perfect conditions.

We are very happy because it will help to teach to pray the Holy Rosary to field people in Tucumán, who were conquered by our separated brothers (Protestants).

A nurse who has a great zeal for Sta. Filomena has convinced them to pray the decade and beg to her by their pains. Who were healed physically and spiritually are joyfully to thank Santa Filomena and thank you for your unlimited generosity.

Thank you for the book in Spanish with the complete biography of Sta. Filomena and it will allow people to know more about his life and miracles. I will make copies of it for those who need it.

If God wants in June I will send you 100 dollars to cooperate with the Living Rosary.

God bless you, your family and all the people who work for the Immaculate Heart of Mary through Sta. Filomena.

I make the crown of St. Philomena and distributed it for free. Also I distribute the Consecration prayers and the prayers of the crown of Sta. Filomena.

United in Love to Jesus and Mary, yours sincerely,
Cristina Toledo D´Arterio
Promoter of the Living Rosary in Tucumán
Argentina
 
My dear Patti,

Thank you very much for your email and messages.

I will be finally graduating on May 14th.

I will drive back to Ca May 21st.

The diaconal ordination will be on June 12th. in Los Angeles.

I have been informed that the Epis. Church in Guam has no priest for two years now. and the priest in Saipan who read my profile told me that I would be the perfect one for that place.

My name will be presented to the Bishop of Hawaii.

Do pray that he will be enlightened and the will of God is discerned.

I am willing to go if that is where the Lord will want me to serve him.

Blessings to all,

Jonathan Sy
Los Angeles
California
United States
 
I posted new ULRA member names and photos today! I hope you will get them!

I received your box today from ups! Inside were oils of St. Philomena and rosaries, cards, different kinds of booklets, and photos and medal etc!!! Viva!!! We appreciate all! God bless you all!!!

We shall soon be through with the French translation!!

Viva mum

Ave Maria

Fr. Dr. Patrick Mary Filomena
Kenya
 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

 
Dear Patti,

I am write to show gratitude to the work you does and do say you that we are thankful of the work of Emma, we have another miracle here whereby we have three involve in terrible accident of involve motorcycles but what we see was good! They survive and wanted home without any injury, when we ask what cause of this is, they says Mother Mary of miraculous medals!

Sudan
 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dear Patti,

Happy Easter, and happy Ascension coming up in a few days time. Happy Pentecost as well. May The Risen Lord continue to bless and empower you with good health and strength to keep serving Him tirelessly as you are doing already till the end. I am praying for you.

I wish to inform you that I have posted you eight filled forms and a letter begging for more Rosaries, Cards, Medals and whatever you have that you think will be good to deepen the people’s faith and draw them to Jesus and Mary The Immaculata. The postage was done on the 29/4/2010.

Thanks immensely once more for the nice Rosaries you sent. We are very grateful. The Rosaries got short at the 5Th form. My experience is that when the people are enrolled and Rosaries given, they are very happy and they themselves encourage more friends and relations to come and enroll, without Rosaries the enrollment is very slow.

At the moment there are people whom I have enrolled without Rosaries, I am encouraging them to go on counting their fingers and wait patiently for Rosaries to come.

While looking forward to receiving our Rosaries, we want to thank you immensely, and may God bless and reward you, and all our Benefactors for us. We are remembering you all in our prayers as we pray our Assigned Decades

With lots of love and gratitude.

God bless.

Sr. Florence Angwe
 
Dear Mrs. Patti

I would like to share with you the updates with the information from Ukraine. Today we launched very huge group of Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) in the city Chortkyv. Today 100 new members of ULRA joined our organization and tomorrow I am going to receive the lists of the new members who were enrolled and today we sent the, three boxes with the materials to them and they ask more. I am going to ask them to send us the new pictures of their groups but I am very happy that they joined us because the city Chortkyv is very huge and many people live there.

I am going to send you new member’s lists tomorrow afternoon when I will get their names
With the prayers and respect father Ivan Kolodiy.

Father Ivan Kolodiy
Ukraine
Europe
http://www.livingrosary.org.ua
 
Dear Patti

Be greeted again. This is Sr. Margareth Mary of Namibia again. Sometimes beginning of March I wrote to you requesting Some Sacramentals. I am hereby only reminding you in case. The months of July is approaching wherein our annual conference will take place. The very good news is that for the first time our Archbishop had recognized the mission of the Rosary in our Archdiocese and had given us financial support for this evangelization. He made my work much easier to travel and reach more people.
Therefore, I need the Sacramentals before mid of June. If I go without them (Sacramentals) my people will bury me alive. Please send me between 100/200 scapulars, medals, Rosaries

Thank you and God bless you, your family, co workers and benefactors

Sr. Margareth Mary Uutoni
Windhoek
Namibia
Africa
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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