Memories of Catalina

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Maria Jose Zambrano, Ecuador: On the handkerchief, she wrote: “Catalina with a C. Thank you for your attention and care. Fight for your ideals! May God’s plans for you also be your plans.”

esta chica es genial800Laura Mero Arteaga, Chone, Ecuador: You learned her name and loved her immediately.

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Sr. Maria Fernanda Choez, Guayaquil, Ecuador: She worked without pronouncing a single complaint.

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Sr. Domenica Salazar, Ecuador:  In the video, you can hear the sisters give keys to Catalina. The sisters trusted her completely, because she was very responsable. 

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Cristobal Beltran Zambrano, Ecuador:  They recommended that those of us in the library should smile, and be kind and respectful, showing that we had Jesus in our heart.

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Maria Jose Zambrano, EcuadorShe knew how to give of herself with love in everything, and she taught us to do the same.

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Maria Jose Zambrano, EcuadorCatalina and I began a very beautiful friendship. It was so beautiful that I can assure that she was the only person that I felt secure with and trusted.

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Denisse Munoz Alcivar, Ecuador:  I remember that at a certain moment, she gave me her hand and said, “I’m Catalina. You can count on me to be your friend. I would be very happy to help you with whatever you need.”

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Gema Vergara:  You could tell that in her life, God was always “her All.”

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Cata taught me that I had to smile, even on bad days.

Hna. Gema Menendez, Ecuador:

hnagemamenendez cir. I was impressed seeing God’s grace working in her. The mercy and love that Our Lord showed for her seemed so evident to me.

Sr. Gema Menendez, Ecuador:

hnagema1"Don’t you understand that I call whoever I want?"

Sr. Ruby, USA:

H RubyShe was always thinking in the needs of others.

Gema Rodríguez, Ecuador:

Gema RodriguezNever distance yourself from the Home of the Mother. Our Lady loves you and does not want you to distance yourself from Her or from Her Son.”

Mercedes Vergara Espinoza, Ecuador:

mercedes choneI could see how helpful she was and how she always smiled.

Karolina Vera, Ecuador:

karolina veraFor Catalina, the most important things of each day were the rosary, Mass, and prayer time.

Gema Menéndez, Ecuador:

gema menendezWhen I first met her, it was as if I felt that Our Lady wanted Catalina to be totally hers.

Sister Kelly Pezo, USA:

hna kellypezo"When she was around there was always laughter and true joy."

Cristina Pinargote, Ecuador:

cristina pinargote"She always tried to do things well, and in the proper manner."

Aura Cristina:

auracristinadeverdadCatalina let herself be loved by the Lord

Carolina Aveiga, Ecuador:

carolina aveiga"Her willingness to help, her joy as she gave of herself, was truly something that transcended."

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