Dear Apostles of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
What great joy and consolation to be once again settled and in full operation
writing to you from flood devastated Dickinson, TX. Houses remain abandoned,
businesses closed and much suffering surrounds us yet. Only now, we begin to
fathom the incredible miracle of our relocation and the short span of time lost to our
operation. It is a Rosary miracle, and the crown of your love and tremendous
Are you suffering? Pray the Rosary. The Holy Rosary is an infallible means of
obtaining Heaven. There is nothing more beautiful; nothing more excellent than
the Rosary. The Rosary has converted hundreds of thousands of heretics and
millions of sinners, and has strengthened faith and love in countless Christians.
Wherever the Rosary devotion is cherished, the Catholic Faith has retained its vigor
and reigns in the hearts and lives of Christians. The Rosary is a perfect catechism. It
teaches the Christian truths exactly and completely, and illustrates them beautifully.
St. Edmund asked God to reveal to him what he must
do that he might secure his salvation. Jesus appeared
to him and said, “If you wish to secure yourself
against the assaults of the evil spirit and if you
wish to obtain from God the necessary graces
for a pious life and happy death, meditate daily
on a mystery of My Life, Passion and Death.”
In no devotion can this be done so easily, piously
and consolingly as in the Rosary devotion.
The Joyful Mysteries are directed
against the pride of life!
The Sorrowful Mysteries are directed at
the concupiscence of the flesh!
The Glorious Mysteries help us focus
on Heaven and lift us above
the material world!
What sublime possessions await us
in our heavenly Home!
The Holy Rosary is an ocean of Grace, a source of comfort in trials and a
protection in bodily as well as spiritual dangers. Let us never, NEVER forget, that
the Rosary is a key to Heaven and a help in the struggle of our last agony. The
Holy Rosary is most efficacious in relieving the souls of the faithful departed.
It is a perfect prayer because of the praise it offers, the lessons it imparts and the
triumphs it achieves. This, then, is the weapon given in our day to the children of
the Faith against the rage of Hell.
Pray the Rosary every day and be faithful to your Daily Decade. The enemy is
closing in and we are surrounded by great dangers to our soul! Have Courage!
God is with us!
PATTI MELVIN, Director, ULRA