"Jesus wishes to make use of you, to make Me known and loved." -Our Lady of Fatima
Want to join us in making a difference? We're raising money to benefit the Universal Living Rosary Association of St Philomena, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to our apostolate.
We are eternally grateful for your generous donations to us at this time of great crisis in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. The Center was filled with over 3 feet of water and so much precious stock was destroyed. Our hearts sank, as well. Still, we have lived by the inspired plan of our holy foundress, Ven. Pauline Jaricot: one by one, building this work from 30 members to 18 million (living & deceased). Our staff rolled up their sleeves and did not hesitate to give their all. After a few days it was evident that we had to abandon our present building and find a new location. To find a building large enough to house the Living Rosary was not going to be easy. Your prayers for us have wrought a great miracle. September 8th, Our Lady's Birthday, we made an appointment to look at offices in a mostly vacant bank building which is right next door to the Post Office. The building was just perfect, but its remodeling had not yet been completed. We were to wait two months to move into the suite of offices. Yet, it is imperative for us to move all that is dry out of the present building at once. The very kind real estate people are allowing us to put all our things in the empty office next door and store them during the time we wait for our own, and this, free of charge. We are asking Our Lady to help us move and show us the best way to continue this singular work for the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart. The power of your prayers are mightily felt by us. With all our hearts we thank you for your prayers and support to get us up and reaching out to the missions once again. We have already suffered a major setback, due to cleanup, moving, and now, a significant monthly obligation for rent.
Now after great growth in our outreach to the worlds missions, we have learned that the bank building has gone up for sale. In order to have our original Center repaired the cost will exceed $100,000. The building itself has a bad roof, poor foundation and has many serious problems (mildew and who knows what else, lurking behind the walls). What is needed is to level the present building and rebuild. The cost to do this will be $400,00.00. Once this is done we will have area for storage, shipping, offices for our manager, design lay out, stamping and shipping area, and a nice work area to prepare and pack the materials that will be sent to the missions. We own the property, and with the new building as the hub of all our activity, both here and abroad, we will be efficient, and time and money will be saved. Without your help none of this would be possible.
- Reidar Vollebekk
- Mary Escher
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