Saturday, October 27, 2007

Bella Movie Makers Asks for Saint Philomena Novena for Success of Release This Weekend

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From: Santuario Santa Filomena
Date: Oct 27, 2007 1:31 AM

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Bella the movie

Dear Universal Archconfraternity of St. Philomena Family Members,

I wanted to share some exciting news about a film, Bella, recently produced by fellow St. Philomena devotee Leo Severino. The film took the top prize at Toronto's International Film Festival winning the "People's Choice Award," a distinction that puts the movie in the company of Oscar-winning works. The directors of Bella also were recognized with the Smithsonian Latino Center's Legacy Award honoring positive role models of Hispanic heritage who have made a significant contribution to American culture and society.

You may recall receiving an e-mail recently about Leo and his bride Jacque who stayed at St. Philomena's Sanctuary in Mugnano on their honeymoon in August. (

Please join me and show our support for Leo and Jacque and his production crew by taking your family and friends in your community in the United States, or telling your family and friends who live in the United States, to see the film this weekend. The film opens in many U.S. theaters on October 26, 2007.

Your support of the film, which is centered on the value of pro-life, will enable it to reach millions of people in theaters across the U.S. and around the world.

Click here to learn more about the film and specific theater locations.

Leo was recently interviewed on EWTN where he commented that they consecrated the movie to St. Philomena and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Please join us in congratulating Leo and his family and for the continuous intercession of our beloved Saint to promote heroic purity to our youth of the twenty-first century and to encourage all people to commit their fidelity to Christ,

Marie Burns,
Director General of the Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena


Leo and Jacque on their wedding day with Bella star and director.  They chose all red and white to honor Saint Philomena.

Universal Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena
83027 Mugnano del Cardinale
Avellino, Italy
tel:011 39 081 825 7204
fax:011 39 081 511 2733


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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Southern California Wildfire Prayer Alert

I have several friends who live out there, and all are ok. Please do continue to pray...forwarding this from another friend...

God bless!

Subject: Southern California Wildfire Prayer AlertPraying Friend

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Dear Friend,

All of us across this nation are concerned for the families who have lost their homes, and the many families who have been evacuated from their homes. We send our prayers and thoughts with those who've been affected,
and we send the help of the federal government, as well.

--George W. Bush, October 23, 2007 

Pray for God's intervention in the devastating wildfires sweeping across Southern California.
Photo courtesy of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Today, President Bush declared a state of emergency for California.  He has dispatched Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and FEMA Director David Paulison to the affected areas and to provide support and assess the needs so they can be met. 

Eight hundred Marines from Camp Pendleton, CA have volunteered to fight the fires at the front lines—Marines who have recently returned from Iraq.  This is currently the largest evacuation in our nation since Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.  Though progress has been made in fighting the fires in some areas, many are still raging out of control.

We must intercede for this dire situation! Please join me in praying:

  • That God will intervene and change conditions so the fires will die
  • For protection for those fighting the fires and those supporting them
  • For the Santa Ana winds to subside
  • For protection for endangered homes and properties
  • For comfort for the thousands already evacuated
  • For health and strength for evacuees who are elderly or have medical concerns
  • For order, civility and kindness to govern those in evacuation centers
  • For state and federal efforts to coordinate seamlessly

I am certain you can add your own concerns to this list.  Please forward this important message to your friends and family.  And I thank you for lifting our nation in prayer.

Prayerfully yours,

John Lind

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