“Oh, Patti, what would we do
without the Treasure of our
Faith! ... Our Lord asks each one
of us to pick up our cross and
follow Him. He will go before us
to open the Gates of Heaven
after we have been purified
in Purgatory. Our Faith tells us
that we will meet again in
Heaven. Please pray for my soul
and for my family.” Luz Isenhour
It all began in May of 1989. Luz read
the story of St. Philomena and felt an
instant connection with our dear little
Saint. She found the listing for the
Living Rosary and gave us a ring.
We visited and the subject of Spanish
translations came up. She immediately
volunteered to help. The translations
began on a small Spanish manual
typewriter. They were handwritten, then
typed out and space left for the pictures
which were cut and pasted into place.
There was no e-mail or internet at the
time. Luz would spend hours, if needed,
to be sure that her translations reflected
as accurately as possible the meaning
and intent of our original text.
A few years later, Luz got a home
computer and, with her daughter’s help,
learned the basic word processing skills.
She felt our writings were treasures and
she wanted all the Spanish members
to have these. We sent her the letters
we got in Spanish from all over the
world. People were pouring their hearts
out. She took each person’s joys and
sufferings to her heart, and would write
back to them long letters full of love,
compassion, encouragement and
assurance of prayer, as if she was
writing to a member of her own family.
She knew I could not do this.
Luz was a hidden “ant” and never
inserted herself in the process. She
never doubted that Our Lady had
given us the grace to know what was
best for the Center and she wanted us
to be the one instructing and guiding
them. She never stopped learning and
improving her computer skills.
Dulce Madre, no te alejes, tu
vista de mi; no apartes ven
conmigo. A todas partes y
solo nunca me dejes. Como
nos proteges tanto, como
verdadera Madre, has que
nos bendiga el Padre, el Hijo
y el Espíritu Santo. Amén.
Sweet Mother, do not part from
me; do not lose me from thy
sight. Everywhere accompany me
and alone never leave me. As
thou dost protect me so, like
a true Mother, obtain for me
the blessing of the Father, the
Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen.