of the ULRA throughout the Spanishspeaking
world to the exclusion of much
else. Her working through the night was
common, as was working every day
Luz was tireless in this labor for 29 and
a half years, with her last time at the
computer just a few days before God
called her home. It was truly a labor
of love for Our Lord and His Most
Blessed Mother, for the ULRA and
especially for the Spanish-speaking
members. She prayed for humility
and made every effort to be invisible.
She was working for Our Lady and
would remain completely in the background.
Luz was small in stature but
mighty in virtue, with the singular
purpose of getting to Heaven and
taking as many souls with her as she
possibly could! We know, without any
doubt, that Luz still holds us all close
to her heart and she will never cease
to lead us into the arms of our Dulce
Early on, Luz helped us in making
the St. Philomena cords by running
a drill bit, twisting the red and white
cords upon themselves. And she sat
for hours making Agnus Dei badges.
She treated them like gold, parsing
the precious wax into the smaller,
individual, laminated Agnus Dei
badges. She gave each one the care
and attention to detail worthy of such
a treasure, marveling at the blessings
given to us by Holy Mother Church.
Luz had translated articles, booklets,
leaflets, newsletters, prayer cards,
Fr. Ivan’s letters, the yearly Calendars,
price lists and instructions for the
representatives. After she was diagnosed
with pancreatic cancer, some days she
was too weak to help with translations.
She offered up that disappointment as
she did her entire illness with complete
acceptance of God’s Will and total trust
in Divine Providence. Through the years,
she was tireless and indefatigable.
Wholly devoted to spreading the work
The last Prayer Luz translated:
A Prayer of The Afflicted to Mary
Mary, my Mother, help me believe in Christ’s Love,
even when afflictions weigh heavily on me. Let Christ’s
message comfort me: “Come to Me, all of you who
are wearied from toil and heavily burdened, and
I will refresh you.” Keep ever present in my mind Our
Lord’s special Love for the sick and His countless
m iracles on their behalf.
If there is no cure in store for me, O Mary, let my faith
remain intact in Christ’s loving designs on me. I do
believe that the only reason why a cure is not granted me is God’s special Love
for me. It is His merciful intention to keep me closer to His Divine Son in the
fulf illment of the Mystery of the Redemption of the world.
It was necessary that Christ should suffer and die, for the Easter Light and
Glory to rise for all men. May my sharing in Christ’s sufferings and miseries help
brin g charity and peace to all mankind.
O Mary Immaculate, give me the strength I need to accept with joyful
resignation the amount of sickness and infirmity God has in store for me.
Then only, I know, the salvation of many will be hastened. Amen.