Dear Members, Benefactors and Apostles of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
It is my joy and strength to write to you.
These are increasingly difficult times in which
to live and raise a family. Our children are
exposed to temptation, drugs, lack of good
family structure, secular schools and the
corrupt media machine which bombards
them through TV, internet, computer, gangs
and the occult. Many parents travel to foreign
countries to make money to feed the family
while the children are left with the grandparents
We have worked hard to publish the most
important book dedicated to the Fatima
apparitions. The message of Fatima is crucial to us all. Because we live in former
Soviet Union Countries, we pray day and night for the conversion of Russia, for
the victory of the Virgin Mary in this cruel and unmerciful world in which we live.
The life at our Center is very busy as there are many visitors who come from
different parts of Ukraine asking for Rosaries, Scapulars and Saint Philomena
devotionals. Because you send these to us, we can give them to those who ask.
Holy Lent is a blessed time for the renewal of our souls. During this Season, we
will distribute 5,000 of the booklets, just published, concerning the reverence which
must surround the Holy Name of Jesus. Blessed are those who love God,
and do not curse! Our youth should never utter bitter words, voice curses, or
emit thorns that would wound our fellow man and our brother. Cursing and bad
language, in a moment of anger, is an unbearable sin which can inflict harm not
only on the person to whom it is directed, but also frequently upon the person
who voices it.
Parents, if only you will stop using bad language, your children will not be
provoked to use it. Parents, you must monitor the media allowed in your home.
Computer games are violent and often have sexual themes, and use debased
language. Regulate your children’s internet access and never allow them private
internet access in their rooms. If they object, let them know that all in your
house will follow God’s Laws. Rules should be set and enforced with love and
parental firmness. This should be coupled with family prayer, which will be the
heart of your hearth. Here, in Ukraine for our youth, there is a widespread and
real addiction to the cell phone.
Christ is the Good Shepherd Who seeks the person lost in the desert of cell
phone dependence. Youth are addicted to cell phone usage because they suffer
from emptiness. They are lost. They struggle from a lack of belonging and loyalty
to family and country: Physical emptiness due to laziness or isolation, the lack of
goals and the means to accomplish them. The power to overcome cell phone
addiction comes from God. The Love of Christ is the name of the highest and
deepest love that has ever transfigured this vale of sin and tears. The fire of Christ’s