A Reflection by Sr. Isabel of Our Lady's message of August 25, 2010

Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje
August 25, 2010

Dear children! With great joy, also today, I desire to call you anew: pray, pray, pray. May this time be a time of personal prayer for you. During the day, find a place where you will pray joyfully in a recollected way. I love you and bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call.
A Little Reflection ( by Sr. Isabel) With renewed joy, Our Lady greets us today and encourages us, once again, to make prayer a special part of our daily schedule. She knows that we are bombarded with distractions and things which can take away even our desire to pray. Yet, prayer is the secret to a happy life and to our appreciating all that God has blessed us with. We may be in the midst of great suffering or we may know deep joy. But whatever it is, God is in control. When we spend time each day in prayer, we grow deeper into that relationship with God which brings joy and peace regardless of our daily circumstances. Our Lady suggests that we find a quiet place where distractions will be minimized and where we can focus on God, be still and listen to Him. How consoling and encouraging it is to hear Our Lady say she loves us and blesses us. Amen, amen. Thanks be to God.

On a Personal Note( from Sr. Isabel)
I will be going to Medjugorje on September 9 where I will remember you and your intentions. No need to send them to me. Our Lady knows what they are and she will take them to her Son, Jesus.

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Sr. Isabel Bettwy resides in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and is currently the Executive Director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy located on Eden Hill in Stockbridge. During the period of the reported apparitions, Sr. Isabel was employed by Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.
Formerly a high school teacher of physics and mathematics, she earned a Masters of Science Degree in Physics from Purdue University. After teaching many years, she started working at Franciscan University as the Founding Director of the Christian Conference Office. Later she founded and directed Franciscan University Press and Journeys.

In 1991, she founded the Merciful Mother Association, an association of persons around the world who bond together in prayer for one another, for Our Holy Father, for priests, for Our Lady's intentions and, most recently, for the work of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy.