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Chennai 600 061
Tamil Nadu, S. India
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dear and Loving Sr. Patti,

Thanks for the precious box of TAN Books, Mary and the Priestly Ministry Books, Catechism for Beginners Booklets, Rosaries, Medals, St. Philomena, Ven. Pauline, Hail Mary’s pictures.

The Box was delivered at the Centre today (28th) afternoon.

Fr. Andrew Uthayadas of Sri Lanka telephoned acknowledging receipt of Priest booklets (200 nos.) I sent him by Air Courier.

With gratitude, prayers and regards

National Animator

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Warm & Prayerful Greetings.

The Feast of St. Philomena, Patroness of Living Rosary and Children of Mary falls on August 11th. The novena starts on August 2nd. Please start the novena to St. Philomena for her intercession towards our spiritual and temporal needs from 2nd August.

We are having Holy Mass on August 9th Sunday at 11.00 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church, Vanuvampet, and Medavakkam Main Road in honor of St. Philomena and St, John Maria Vianney Patron of Parish Priests. Please attend without fail with all your members

Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI declared THE YEAR FOR PRIESTS for honoring St. John Maria Vianney (the Cure of Ars) from June 19, 2009 to June 19, 2010, as a World Day of prayer for sanctification of Priests. As you know, after every day’s Holy Mass Prayer for Priests are recited in all our Churches in Tamilnadu.

The Universal Living Rosary Association has a providential connection to St. John Maria Vianney. He was a dear friend of Living Rosary Foundress Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot. Ven. Pauline Maria Jaricot the Living Rosary Foundress shared her story of miraculous cure by St. Philomena. She also presented Relics (1st class) of St. Philomena to St. John Maria Vianney obtained from St. Philomena Shrine, Mugnano, Italy. She prophetically told St. John Maria Vianney, “Have full confidence in this great Saint Philomena; she will obtain for you all that you wish”.

St. John Maria Vianney did as told by Ven. Pauline & became one of the greatest devotees and promoters of St. Philomena. The ULRA has decided to support the YEAR OF PRIESTS and observe 40 days of prayers and fasting for the sanctification of Priests all over the world. For people and Priests who pray for Priests, Holy Father has granted Plenary Indulgences. We can gain Plenary Indulgences on 1ST Thursday of the month and other established days according to the Church. The Indulgencies can be gained after the people cleanse themselves for their sins through Sacramental Confession and pray for the intentions of our Holy Father the Pope.

Details of observance of fasting and prayers for Priests will be announced on 9th August during the celebration in honor of St. Philomena and St. John Maria Vianney.

The Holy Mass on 9th of August will be concelebrated at 11.00 AM at St. Jude’s Church by Rev. Fr. Ignatius Prasad, Universal Living Rosary Spiritual Director and Rev. Fr. Tery Stephen, Parish Priest of St. Judes Church, Vanuvampet. After Holy Mass lunch will be served in National Centre, Nanganallur. Please participate. Buses from Saidapet: 51S, 51M, 18-D, B51, 154M, 52K. From St. Thomas Mount Railway Station-Share auto Rs.10/-per head and Bus M14. (Bus Stop: VANUVAMPET Church)

National Animator

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dear Patti Melvin,

Greetings from peace and love from All Saints Mission, Rongara, India!

I am Fr. Joseph Onelil, the parish priest of All Saints Mission, Rongara under the diocese of Tura, Meghalaya, INDIA. Fr. Jojo Ancheril introduced you to me and the ministry you undertake to spred the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our parish is the remotest parish of the diocese of Tura. There are about 6840 Catholics under the parish and there is good scope of many more people coming over to Catholicism. All the parishnors are tribals belonging to Garo tribe. The faith in these parts of the country is comparitively new but people manifest great religious fervour. there is a strong presence of other denominations too.

The faithful of the parish have great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Even though we are often belittled by other denominations for our devotion to the Blessed Mother, we are unpreturbed. We proudly manifest our filial devotion to her.

We have a strong "Marian Sodality Group" the members of which involve in a big way to promote the Marian Devotion. We have regular Rosary for which many faithful gather and specially on Saturdays Marian Sodality members gather to pray Rosary.

Praying Rosary has become an integral part of the family prayer of the people. People celebrate with great enthusiasm all the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We conduct Marian Processions, Bible Rosary (Solemn Rosary with readings from the Bible), group rosaries, neighbourhoo rosaries etc.

As I said before, it is a very secluded area surrounded by thick jungles. The Parish area lies on the international border of India and Bangladesh. Religious articles are not available in our locality. We have to procure them from very far areas. The items like rosaries are really costly here. As these tribal people are really poor, many of them cannot afford to purchase them. And also we do not have much literature on Marian devotions. therefore, on behalf of the parishnors of All Saints Mission, Rongara i request you to kindly send us Rosaries and literature on Marian devotion which could be distributed freely for the people here.

May God bless you and the Mother intercede for you always!

Hope to hear from you,

Yours in the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Fr. Joseph Onelil
All Saints Mission
Monday, March 2, 2009
May JESUS & MARY live in us

Dear Patti

Thanks a million for the News letter, prayer leafs, Medals, and the three bottles of holy oil and the Miraculous cods of our Patron Saint. I am happy to know a big box of holy articles is on the Way. I have names of some more members to be enrolled in the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA). As I have to attend a seminar on religious life I will be away for a period of three week. I will be writing to you and to Joseph Roche as soon as I am back. Please keep me in your valuable prayers. I assure you my prayers and sacrifices for all the members of ULRA family.

Thanking you

Sr. Zita Stella K.S
St. Joseph's convent
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Dear and Loving Sr. Patti,

Today(20th)we received two boxes of Rosaries, Dedicated Decades magazines, Calendars, Mother of Souls in Distress (single Sheets), the same in flyers, Pax Tecum Filumena Booklets, Cord, St. Philomena Medals. Decade Appeal Cards and Gift First Holy Communion Cross 12 Boxes and radium rosaries with mms.

I am extremely thankful to you Sister for all these Sacramentals for Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena (ULRA) promotion and for sharing auring All India Promoters' Conference in February This years.

With prayers, love and regards


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