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BUMP: Please read this piece again, and read the comments I made last night about Maria Rosa Mystica’s statues. For those that wish to have one like mine, please click here. For those that can’t wait, simply visit this link on eBay, 101 Foundation and then scroll down.
Thank you, and God Bless You!
Please spread the word!
If you wish to obtain a statue of María Rosa Mystica, who appeared in Montichiari, Italy and then in Fontanelle-there is a way to do so, without travel expenses or by trial and error. I have an 18″ statue of Our Blessed Mother, and all if not most people use for pilgrimages, from house to house.
The goal: To pray for our priests and religious, to gain more faith than ever before through the love of Jesus which is the true path of Salvation. Virgin Mary wishes to help save as many souls as possible in order to avoid tribulations and repent of our sins.
(Scroll to the bottom of the post for specifics). I need to narrate the process I went through, I want to share this knowledge with you.
Firstly, I wrote all my personal information (name, address, all the phone numbers where I could be reached, the blog, even my Twitter account!) in case they needed to contact me. Then I prayed on how to write this letter; they receive requests from all over the planet. The easiest way to do this is via fax (the fax number is at the bottom of this post).
This is not a two-week process! It took months for me to receive my statue; just when I was wondering if they got the fax; if it was misplaced, if nobody saw it-anything and everything you could think of. Only then you will receive the statue: When you least expect it.
Along with the statue, I received a LOT of sacramentals, scapulars, Holy Rosaries, post cards, even bumper stickers! I made an inventory of everything that I received; I felt better. This will help those that seek to spread the message of Our Blessed Mother-Her call to return to God and to His Son Jesus.
Inside, THERE SHOULD BE a piece of paper, where it asks for a donation. Follow everything as directed, and go ahead and send another fax if you have questions. I called, but nobody spoke either English nor Spanish.
This is the information from that piece of paper:_____________________________________________________________ Opus Rosa Mystica Horst Mehring e.V. Postfatch 15 01 44, D – 45241 Essen, Tel. 0049 – 201-58 18 37, Fax 0049 – 201-58 87 46 Dear friends of Rosa Mystica! We are working exclusively on the basis of donation. For a donation of approximately ca. 170 Euro (one year ago, which equals $235.00) we were able to send e. g. a House Madonna Rosa Mystica with sacramentals to the mission. We would be very grateful if you could help with a donation. You can send this donation to: Opus Rosa Mystica Horst Mehring e.V., 45277 Essen Postbank-Essen account 222 53 – 430 BLZ 360 100 43 IBAN DE14 3601 0043 0022 2534 30 BIC PBNKDEFF In the love to Madonna Rosa Mystica we are sending you kindest regards and are united with you in our prayers. Signed, Andreas Becker, Pastor (President) _____________________________________________________________
VERY IMPORTANT: All statues that come from Germany do have a number. In case you or those that wish to receive the statue experience a miraculous healing (through prayer, not through the statue), tears of blood or oil, strong scent of roses or glitter. Different people all over the world do have a personal experience-a grace that only Mary can grant to those that have honesty, faith, and return to a path of righteousness.
Do not hesitate to report any experiences to them-give them your statement, along with the statue number. Keep notes of wherever you take the statue; in case nothing happens don’t worry and don’t fret-She planted Her seed and those who need to get back to Our Lord Jesus Christ will pray.
God Bless You, your families and friends!
UPDATE 1: I emailed an order of sacramentals (additional supplies that were mailed with the statue) in order for me to spread Marian devotion online. THEIR FAX IS NOT WORKING.
Update 2: I am very happy to report that pilgrims from different countries will gather in Bogotá, Colombia from October 12 till the 14th. This is called “The First International Meeting Of Rosa Mystica Missionaries”. This is closed to the general public but I have the breakdown of the meetings.
As soon as I receive more supplies I will update the blog post; in the meantime drop in your requests and testimonies-I emailed them to Montichiari, and I added from my short pilgrimage here.
- Our Lady Mystical Rose Feast (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- Virgin Mary statue ‘weeps’ (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- Story of the Miraculous Medal (catholichomeeducationnetwork.wordpress.com)
- How To Obtain A Maria Rosa Mystica Statue From Germany (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
Why is it that when you think you’re done buying Christmas presents for your families is when you -gasp- forgot ONE person? or two? The conudrum of what to get to that person who has everything; that is also a dilemma.
As I am almost done with my Christmas shopping, I never get off my north-which is God, Jesus and Our Blessed Mother. I am confused as to why so many religions don’t even bother to mention Mary; without Her, we would not have Her Son. I take some time to thank them, and to give Them my worries and my stress. It does feel good, especially at these hectic times where stores look miserable and turned upside down.
I did take the time to visit a Catholic store and find something for my brother; a St. Jude statue, a medal and a prayer card. St. Jude has a strong bond with some members of my family.
I do have to admit that even though these times are hectic, we have come across some great deals, and have wised up about spending. So far, the best website that is still working -I don’t know for how long- is bfads.net.
I certainly hope you are done with your Christmas shopping, that cookies are baked (or will be) for Santa Claus. Good deeds go a long way too, so try to do good little things for anybody. I bet if you tell your kids to do one good deed daily, they will get more presents from Santa!
It does not matter how much they improve their services, nor how high they raise their postage stamps from time to time. The US Postal Service is in the tank, to the tune of $3.5 billion, and it might be gone next year-of course, if WE don’t bail them out.
Postal Service Posts Loss: While many companies are reporting upbeat quarterly profits this earnings season, the United States Postal Service isn’t one of them. The quasi-governmental agency Thursday delivered a $3.5 billion loss in its fiscal third quarter, driven down by reduced mail volume and retiree health-benefit costs. USPS said it lost $1.1 billion more than it did in the same quarter a year ago, and warned it could run out of cash next year unless relief sought from Congress is approved.
The question is, how many times does the USPS has to be bailed out? They sought bailout in 2001.
From The Heritage Foundation, back then (boldface mine):
In a comprehensive November 2002 report, the General Accounting Office found significant problems in the Postal Service’s financial reporting.6 It concluded that the USPS had failed to provide sufficient and timely information on its financial condition and outlook.
One sign of trouble at the USPS, noted by the GAO, has been its changing financial estimates. Due to increasing use of e-mail and other electronic alternatives, USPS mail volume has declined in recent years, leading to financial difficulty for the USPS. The Postal Service’s consistent misestimates of expected returns have only made the problem worse. For instance, the Postal Service’s estimate of its FY 2001 budget deficit was $480 million in November 2000 but grew to an estimated $2 billion-$3 billion only three months later. The final deficit was $1.7 billion. The next year, the estimated $1.35 billion deficit for FY 2002 grew to $4.5 billion only six months later.8 The final 2002 deficit was $676 million.
The GAO report concluded that whatever the reason for these and other misestimates, USPS financial reporting provided no way either to anticipate the changes or to judge the reliability of the original estimates. In making its case, the GAO focused on the USPS’s quarterly financial reports.
To add to the problem, they also report their gains and losses in a different way-theirs.
The “Postal Year”
In addition to inadequate reporting of information, the Postal Service uses methods of compiling information that raise artificial barriers to analysis of postal activities. For example, the USPS maintains budget data in a unique 52-week “postal year format” that defies understanding, comparisons, and interpretation. Each “postal year” has the same number of days each year (364). The 364 days are divided into 13 “months” of four seven-day weeks.
The USPS’ financial losses are understandable to a certain degree because of the Internet, plus they got serious competition out there. They are still pretty reliable, and offer good prices for shipping our packages and offering us the extra insurance at an affordable price. If you don’t believe me, try FedEx. But FedEx and UPS are more sophisticated when it comes to tracking. Their technology is better, their employees more dedicated and got the know-how to pursue a lost package.
The USPS lacks that employee dedication to service us, their customers. If you’ve ever been to their mail stations, you know what I am writing about. To track a package, their website is good enough for them. But, they only seem to scan the package when it goes into the plane-not on transit-and not when it’s delivered! In spite of that, they make as much as FedEx and UPS’ employees.
The USPS must adjust to GAO’s rules and not make up their own. They must cut in every single aspect and plan ahead for further downsizing. This agency has to stop looking for bailouts from the government and instead, re-evaluate every employees’ salaries.