From a College Classmate, Ecuador:
Her joy gave peace to all of us, that peace that comes from God.
I was one of Maria Augusta’s friends from college, a very close friend. I wanted to share that although it wasn’t easy for her to explain the faith with words, her testimony always spoke very clearly to us. Grace - which comes from God alone - was something she transmitted with her attitude and her kindness. If an argument arose, she was able to end the problem with her loving gaze. Her joy gave peace to all of us, that peace that comes from God. While in the university, she never acted like she wasn’t one of us. One day she said to me, “We are in this world but not of this world,” and she demonstrated this with her life before our eyes, as if she were invulnerable to our sins.