Rosaries for the world

When a missionary visits a community they provide instant spiritual guidance and comfort to the faithful.

Yet, missionaries cannot always be there, and the gift of the rosary stands to fill the faithful with strength and comfort in the face of hardship.

Your rosaries are intended to be used by those unable to pay for them. They will be treasured perhaps for years, and will be used with faith in times of need and will bring a great spiritual comfort.

The International Center acts as clearinghouse for information and support for our members to aid these missionaries in their calling.

It is a supreme pleasure to be associated with you in this work for the Queen of Heaven. You are partaking in a special way in a movement close to the All-loving Divine Heart of Jesus, Who put into the mouth of the saintly Pope Pius XI these inspiring words: “Charity for the Missions surpasses every other work of charity, even as the soul surpasses the body, or heaven surpasses the earth, or eternity surpasses time. ” From the least to the most outstanding contributor among you, whether it be by prayer, financial aid or actual labor, I am confident Divine Providence will reward you according to His own designs, for your zeal and faithfulness.

-From the writings of retired Mission Secretary, Teresa Robertson

Rosary Requests

OLRM serves as a clearinghouse providing members with the names of missionaries requesting rosaries.  Every two months we update our current information for missionaries requesting rosaries.  Please check here before sending rosaries.   A missionary’s contact information may change, or they may no longer be requesting rosaries.

Click Here for List (last updated Spring 2012)
NEW
Rev Fr Maria Sudhakar Mannam
Epiphany Parish
Chiluvuru (PO)
Duggirala (Md)
Guntur Dt 522 330
A P INDIA
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Fr John A Cabrido SDB
Don Bosco Technological Institute
P O Box 7579 Boroko 111
Port Moresby NCD
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
 St Bede’s Orphanage
Father John Bosco SDB
Santhome Chennai 600 004
Tamil Nadu INDIA
Rev Fr A Xavier Raja
Church of Most Holy Trinity
Mel-midalam Udayamarthandam
K Kumari Dt Tamil Nadu
629 178 SOUTH INDIA
Father Tom Jose
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Amayannoor PO
Manarcadu (Via)
Kottayam 686 019
Kerala INDIA
Rev Fr S Soosai Manickam
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
Kaniyiruppu Manalur (PO)
Tanjore (dt) Tamil Nadu
SOUTH INDIA 614 202
Esperanza Paredes
89-04 70 Road Apt #3
Forest Hills NY 11375
Father S Daniel
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Arakkonam 631 001
Vellore Dist Tamil Nadu
INDIA
Rev Fr L Vincent
St Joseph Catholic Church
Soosaiyapparpattanam
Edayar PO Udayarpalayam (Via)
Arivalur (Dt) 621 804
Tamil Nadu SOUTH INDIA
NEW
Fr R Arockia Anand
Secretary Youth Commission
Madurai Road
Sivagangai 630 561
Tamil Nadu INDIA
Sister Edward Alapatt
Clumy Bhavan
No 5 Paper Mills Road
Peravallur Chennai 600 082
Tamil Nadu INDIA
NEW
Rev Fr D Andrew
St Joseph Mission
Kathivakkam Ennore
Chennai 600 057
Tamil Nadu INDIA
Fr Rijo John
Infant Jesus Catholic Church
Hiranagar PO
Kathua Dt Jammu & Kashmir
INDIA 184 142
 NEW
Fr T Jesuraj OFM Cap
St Francis of Assisi Mission
Jesus Garden Chullipallam
Kanjikode Palakkad 678 621
Kerala SO INDIA
Sr Raphael Reis RJM
Convent of Jesus and Mary
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
House No 322 Apo Rd
Central Park Subdivision
Bangkal Davao City 8000
PHILIPPINES
 Fr A Victor Paulraj
Secretary Family Commission
Bishop’s House Post Box No 3
Kumbakonam Tanjore Dt
Tamil Nadu 612 001 SOUTH INDIA
Sr Bridget Clement
Canossian Sisters
Mayithara Cherthala
Alleppey Dt 688 539
Kerala INDIA
Sr Amala
Sr Superior/Assisi Illam
Pudukottai 628 103
Tuticorin Dt Thoothukudi
Tamilnadu INDIA
NEW
Sr Sarah Mpemba
Baraki Sisters’ Farm
P O Box 507
Musoma TANZANIA
Rev Fr Charles P
Diocese of Chingleput
Kancheepuram High Road
Thimmavaram Chingleput 603 101
Kancheepuram Dt
Tamil Nadu SO INDIA
Sr Mary Joseph, OCD
Carmel of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
8700 Malaybalay City
Bukidnon PHILIPPINES
Sr Fatima Selvi
Seva Nilaya
Teganare Village 638 461
Via Talavady Erode Dist
Tamil Nadu INDIA
Marian Movement of Priests
894 Main Street
P O Box 8
St Francis MAINE 04774-0008
Rev Fr Nathaniyelu Domathoti
Holy Cross Catholic Mission
P P Road
Bhimavaram 534 203
W G Dt AP INDIA
NEW
Fr Joseph Mappilaparambil
St Claret Seminary
Umsning Ribhoi District
Meghalaya INDIA 793 105
Sr Helen Kasuba SCJ
Sisters of the Child Jesus
P O Box 420055
Mbala ZAMBIA
Bro Placido Kaburu FSP
Patrician Brothers
P O Box 5613
Nairobi KENYA 00100
NEW
Fr Nelson Job Kalappurakkal OCD
Carmelite Provincial House
P B No 3032 Chittoor Road
Kochi 682 018 Kerala INDIA
NEW
Rev Fr James Elias Kabosa
St Anthony Catholic Church
P O Box 84
Tanga TANZANIA
Brother A J Francis
Apostolate for PEA
14/1 Ambalayaya
Katana SRI LANKA
Fr Antoon Janssen
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish
P O Box 70 Pumula
Bulawayo ZIMBABWE
Sr Mary Charilas MCE
Mary Consolatrix of the Eucharist
Monastery
Angin Naguilian
2511 La Union PHILIPPINES
Fr A Johnson CR
Fatimagiri Ashram
Vadakangulam Post
Tirunelveli Dt
Tamil Nadu 627 116
SOUTH INDIA
Rev Fr Potentine Mutalemwa
Mwemage Catholic Parish
Private Bag Bunena
Bukoba TANZANIA
Donald Lessard
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
16 Memorial Drive
Biddeford ME 04005-2928
Vivian Nieto
1402 S Espina Apt 4
Las Cruces NEW MEXICO 88001
NEW
Sr Elizabeeth Rani
St Anne’s Convent
Punalvasal Via – Ottangadu
Pattukkottai (Tk)
Tanjore Dt 614 803
Tamil Nadu INDIA
Fr John Bosco Mulenga SDB
Salesians of Don Bosco
P O Box 15
Rundu NAMIBIA

STOP: Father Tom Keane (MHM), Nairobi, Kenya writes – “I have distributed your rosaries to our Christians and they are so grateful for your help. I will be leaving the Parish of Saint Joseph and Mary, Shauri Moyo this year. I have served in Kenya for 40 years now and would like to go on Sabbatical leave before deciding on my next course of action. Could you kindly stop sending the rosaries until I forward you my next contact? Sincere appreciation for your past support and may God bless you abundantly. I look forward to your support in the future.”

STOP: Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Deacon Louis Panico, from Brooklyn, New York writes – “Due to such an overwhelming response, we are no longer in need of additional rosaries at this time.”

STOP: Sister Marie Rene O’Donoghue, Ireland writes: “Remove my name from your files, refrain from sending me any more, I am feeling overwhelmed in my limited ministry.”

Distribution Guide

We suggest using the US Postal Service Priority Mail Flat Rate service for mailing mission rosaries.

You can fit 50 completed rosaries in a USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail envelope ($16.95), or 300 rosaries in a USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail Box ($47.95).

We suggest waiting until you have enough rosaries to fill one of these packages to get the most bang for your buck.

USPS Boxes and Customs Forms

USPS Flat Rate Envelope (50 Rosaries):

If you choose this option you will need PS Form 2976.

Both the envelope and the forms are available for free at your local post office.

Filling in PS Form 2976:

  • In the upper left section fill in your address and the address of the missionary.
  • On Line (1) “Description of Contents” box write, “Mission Rosaries.”
  • On Line (2) “Qty” (2) write “50.”
  • On Lines (3) and (4) “Weight” Leave theses columns blank.  The Postal worker will fill in these areas.
  • On Line (5) “Value” write $.01 (One Cent)
  • On Line (10) check the “Airmail/Priority” box.
  • On Line (6) “Total Value” write “$1.00.  The Value box is how customs duties are calculated by the foreign postal services.  Because you are giving these as gifts, and because they will not be resold, please value your rosaries at one cent each.  No more, and no less.  Please DO NOT leave the value at zero.
  • On Line (11) check the “Gift” box.
  • On Line (16) Sign and Date
  • On Line (17) check either “Return to Sender” or “Redirect” and enter the OLRM Mission address.

USPS Flat Rate Box: (300 Rosaries)

If you choose this option you will need PS Form 2976-A and PS 2976-E (A clear plastic envelope).

The box, form and envelope are available for free at your local post office.

Filling in PS Form 2976-A

  • In the left column check the “Gift” box.
  • On Line (1) “Quantity and Description” write “50 mission rosaries.”
  • On lines (2) and (6) “Weight” Leave these columns blank, the postal worker will fill in these areas.
  • On Line (3) “ Value” write “$0.01” (1 cent).
  • On Line (7) “Total Value” write “3.00” (3 dollars. The Total Value box is how customs duties are calculated by the foreign postal services.  Because you are giving these as gifts, and because they will not be resold, please value your rosaries at one cent each.  No more, and no less.  Please DO NOT leave the value at zero.
  • On Line (8) Sign and date the green document.
  • In the right column fill in your address and the address of the missionary.
Preparation

Gather the rosaries into groups of 10. Place a piece of wire of cord through the jumpring, bow, or loop attached to the crucifix. This helps to keep the rosaries from becoming tangled.

Place the rosaries in the box or envelope. It may help to alternate the direction of the crucifixes. This helps prevent the package from becoming lopsided.

On the box you should write the following: “GIFT, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, RELIGIOUS GOODS FOR CHURCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.”

Now place your completed form letter, or your personal letter in the box. This letter should be the first thing to be seen when the box is opened. A properly folded form letter will have the 3 language messages facing outward. This is in case the package is opened by customs. Your personal letter should also contain these 3 messages facing outward. You can always cut this portion off of the form letter and/or make copies to lay on the top of the box.

Now seal up the package. You DO NOT need to seal the package with additional tape. This may cause mailing problems or draw unwanted attention to your package by hostile foreign customs officials.

If you have in questions please contact the Mission Network at missions@olrm.org.